Custom Cars February 1960

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Leo Lyons' Ultra Modern Merc of San Bernardino, California. The build was started in 1950, and completed in the Summer of 1959. Leo wanted to do something different. He wanted to build a custom car mostly from scratch. His initial plans called for building 10 identical custom Mercs, but only one, the prototype, was ever built.

Contents and Featured Cars

Dave Puhl's 1955 Ford Thunderbird
John Gualco's 1955 Chevrolet
Allen Cardoza's 1938 Chevrolet Coupe
Leo Lyons' Ultra Modern Merc
Jack Smario's 1957 Ford
Frank Goehring's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Jerry Sahagon's 1951 Chevrolet
Bob Sanchez' 1954 Mercury
Gilbert Latus' 1950 Mercury

Reader's Cars
Bill Verboon's 1957 Chevrolet
Mile Meall's 1956 Ford
John Hathaway's 1955 Ford
Earl Ratliff's 1953 Chevrolet
Douglas Ervin's 1950 Ford Tudor
Dale Fent's 1941 Ford

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Dummy Spotlights
Flared Fenderskirts
Header Plugs
Straight Grille Bar
Plastic Taillight Lens


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