Historic Custom Cars for Sale

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10.28.2023 - 1956 Studebaker Hawk Bat Kustom - A one-of-a-kind custom creation, inspired by the Alfa Romeo BAT concept cars from the 1950s.A V-8 engine powers it and has been meticulously crafted to stand out. The car's exterior boasts a distinctive design, making it a true collector's item. With a mileage of 72,250, this Studebaker has been well-maintained and is in great condition. Located in Clermont, Florida, the car was advertised for sale on eBay in October of 2023. It was listed with a Buy It Now price of US $17,900.00. Click here to check out the eBay ad.
09.25.2023 - Historic 1946 Buick Super Convertible Custom - a classic California mild custom. Always garage-kept, treasured, and lightly used (only about 1000 miles on it!). Sold new in the San Francisco Bay area. It was restyled by a visionary body shop owner named Ken, and it's rumored (though unverified) to have clinched the title for Best Mild Custom at the 1955 Oakland Roadster Show. The asking price is $39,500.00 US Dollars. Payment exclusively via International Wire Transfer. No Trades. For inquiries or more stories about this gem, reach out directly to Dale at 1-262-534-6090 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST-USA or email at dales@execpc.com. The car is located near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Click here for more info and photos.
01.19.2023 - Stephen Kidani's 1954 Mercury Monterey. Old custom originally restyled by Barris Kustoms back in the 1950s. Stephen bought the car from the original owner. When he got the car, it featured a nosed hood, a shaved deck, frenched headlights, frenched dual antennas, custom taillights, stainless door trim adapted from a Lincoln, and side scoop molding trim. Inside, the old custom had been dressed up with pinstriping by Von Dutch on the dash and above the door trim. When Stephen bought the car, the original owner mentioned that Martinez had done the interior. Stephen received a "Certificate of Authenticity" from Barris Kustom Industries in March of 2006. Located in Huntington Beach, California, the old custom was advertised for sale on Craigslist in January of 2023. At the time, it wasn't running, and it needed an interior and finish up. The price was set to US $25,000.00, but according to the ad, the best offer takes it. No trades. Cash. Pick up only. Click here to check out the Craigslist ad.
12.04.2022 - Frank De Rosa's 1960 Cadillac - The Shark. Frank De Rosa's personal custom. In need of restoration after sitting outside in the wet Washington climate. Located in Pittsburg, California, Frank De Rosa Jr. is accepting offers on the historic custom. Frank can be reached at 925-439-5115.
09.30.2022 - 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Custom. California car. Custom frame. Disc brakes. Mustang 2 front end. Rebuilt motor and tranny. Clear title. Located in Ormond Beach, Florida, the car was advertised for sale on Craigslist in September of 2022. It was listed with a $22,000.00 USD price. Click here to check out the Craigslist ad.
08.08.2022 - 1940 Mercury Convertible Sedan. Historic build. Offered for sale for the first time in 61 years. Runs (sweet) and "yard drives." The seller has no history prior to it being put in storage in San Jose, California in 1961. Rumored to have some connection to the actor Errol Flynn, but nothing to confirm this. These are very rare cars, to begin with (less than 1000 produced), but what makes this car somewhat special is the HALL (Oakland, California) padded lift off top. Easy project to make a kool driver as is, or use your imagination. The seller has the title in hand, and he is happy to help with transport and shipping if required. Located in Bakersfield, Caliofrnia, the car is advertised for sale for $25,000.00 USD. Please contact Squeak Bell via the email bellautoparts@gmail.com if you are serious. Click here for more photos, info, and history on the car
08.02.2022 - Bobby Massaron's 1956 Chevrolet Convertible - The Venturian. Historic Custom Car. Designed by Harry Bradley. Restyled by the Alexander Brothers of Detroit. Winner of the Ridler Award at the 1965 Detroit Autorama. A spectacular build with lots of magazine coverage and history. Located in Northville, Michigan, Bobby is looking for a new caretaker of the old custom, and he is asking $150.000 for the car. Please contact Bobby at rmassaron@yahoo.com or phone: 313-608-6100 for more info and details. Click here for more photos and history on the car
04.08.2022 - Chopped 1951 Chevrolet Custom. Known as the "Famous 51." Built in the 1970s. Restored in 2017. 350 cid Chevy smallblock engine and 700R4 automatic transmission. Front power disc brakes. Ridetech air ride suspension. Focal Bluetooth audio system. New 15" Rocket Wheels. New set of Coker whitewalls. Driven approx 400 miles since the restoration. Located in Miami, Floida the car was advertised for sale on eBay in Apil of 2022. It was listed with a US $72,000.00 Buy it Now price. Click here to check out the eBay auction listing.
03.20.2022 - Donald Hendrix's 1940 LaSalle Series 50 Convertible Coupe Custom. Customized when new by its first owner in Pasadena, California. Body sectioned 6 inches and channeled. Running boards removed. 1951 Cadillac 331 CID V-8 engine with a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Restored in 2004. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the car was advertised for sale on eBay in March of 2022. It was listed with a US $98,800.00 Buy It Now price. Click here to check out the eBay ad.
03.20.2022 - 1940 Ford Coupe. Old build. Added to an extensive Ford collection in Northeast Ohio in 1978. Said to be a Barris Kustom, but no documentation to confirm it. Chopped top. Disassembled in the 1990s. Comes with a mid-1950s Buick driveline. Clear title. Not running. Not assembled. Located in Mogadore, Ohio, the car was advertised for sale on eBay in March of 2022 with a US $25,000.00 starting bid. Click here to check out the eBay auction.
26.11.2021 - Randolph Kahre's 1932 Ford Roadster. Known as the "Crown," the build was started in 1946 and completed in 1952. The car was built and designed by Dutch Schwartz. The car was restored in 2018. Located in Sarasota, Florida the car was advertised for sale on eBay in November of 2021. It was listed as an auction. Click here to check out the eBay auction listing.
09.19.2021 - Frank De Rosa's 1951 Mercury - The King of the Mercs. Well-known custom car built by Frank De Rosa at De Rosa Custom Body and Fender. A frame-off restoration has been started and abandoned. Located in Escondido, California, the historic custom was advertised for sale on eBay in September of 2021. Listed as an auction, it had a US $120,000 starting bid, and a US $180,000 Buy it Now price. Click here to check out the eBay auction listing.
09.12.2021 - Bob Hirohata's 1951 Mercury. After 60 years of ownership, the iconic Hirohata Mercury is now looking for a new caretaker. Restyled by Barris Kustoms in 1952, the car is one of the best-known and most popular custom cars in the world. In September of 2021, Mecum Auctions announced that the car would be their main attraction at the Kissimmee 2022 auction January 6-15, 2022 in Kissimmee, Florida. Click here to check out the auction listing.
04.11.2021 - John Barris' 1951 Mercury - The Rose - The Sam Barris Tribute Car. John Barris was 20 years old in 1967 when his father Sam Barris passed away from cancer. The Rose was built as a tribute to his dad, and a tool for raising funds for cancer research. In April of 2021 The Rose was advertised for sale on eBay. Located in Glendale, California it was listed with a US $97,000 classified ad price. Click here to check out the eBay classified ad.
03.29.2021 - Gene Howard's 1950 Buick Custom - Tuly Rare. Historic custom originally restyled by Gene Howard at Gene Howard's Body Shop in Bloomington, Illionois. Known as "Truly Rare," the car was restyled during the late 1950 - early 1960s. In March of 2021 the car was advertised for sale on eBay. Located in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, it was listed as an auction. Click here to check out the Truly Rare eBay auction listing.
02.06.2021 - Burt Hamrol's 1950 Ford. Historic custom originally owned by Burt Hamrol of San Francisco, California. Restyled sometime before 1960, modifications includes a 12-inch stepped frame, a sectioned body and radiused and flared front and rear wheel wells. Located in Fort Myers, Florida, the car was advertised for sale on eBay in February of 2021. It was listed as an auction. Click here to check out the auction listing.
10.23.2020 - Don Kilby's 1951 Ford Victoria - The Slick Vic. Radical custom originally sectioned and restyled by Don Kilby of Kensington, Maryland in the early 1960s. The car was later reworked and chopped by Dick Dean at Barris Kustoms. Located in Fountain, Colorado, the car was advertised for sale on Facebook in October of 2020. The asking price was US $30,000. Click here to check out the Facebook ad.
09.02.2020 - 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne Mild Custom. An amazing time capsule in great condition. A high school cruiser with all the very cool era correct parts still intact and useable. The car is for sale for US $18,500 with a California title. It is located in Sacramento, California. For more information, click here, or contact Henrik Forss at hank@hollywoodhanks.com. He can also provide help if the car needs to be shipped to another country. Click here to check out the Kustomrama Marketplace ad.
08.21.2020 - 1939 Ford Convertible Custom. Advertised for sale on the Facebook Marketplace, the car was listed as an old custom built during WW2. No engine. Project. No rust. Located in Idledale, Colorado, the seller was askin US 16,500 for the old custom. Click here to check out the Facebook Marketplace ad.
07.31.2020 John North's 1957 Ford - The White Pearl. Iconic Rockville, Connecticut custom originally owned by Choppers of Rockville President John North. North purchased it brand new and had it immediately sent off for a restyling. Later on, the car was owned by famous American singer-songwriter Gene Pitney, who often drove the car himself to his concerts. Located in Highwood, Illinois, the car was advertised for sale on eBay in July of 2020. It was listed with a US $56,500 Buy It Now price. Click here to check out the eBay ad.
06.12.2020 - 1936 Ford Coupster Custom. Old build. Roof removed, rear fenders molded in, and 1937 Ford headlights grafted on in the 1950s. Body is rough but the car is cool. Chopped windshield. Shaved firewall. Tapered running boards. Flush style skirts. 350/350. Drop axle front end with newer disc brake kit. 8” rear end with parallel leaf kit lowering blocks. Car recently put together in the garage, driven down the street and back and that’s it. Will need bugs worked out. Has Idaho title that came with the chassis. Located in Lodi, California, the car was advertised for sale on Craigslist in June of 2020. The asking price was US $17,500. Click here to check out the Craigslist ad.
05.28.2020 - 1952 Sport Custom. Built on a 1940 Ford. All steel. Powered by a Ford 289 engine with a 3-speed. Runs and drives great. Originally built in 1952. Located in Lakeville, Massachusetts, the car was advertised for sale on Craigslist in May of 2020. The asking price was US $20,000. Click here to check out the Craigslist ad.
05.25.2020 - Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet - The Aztec. Your chance to own an important piece of custom history. A custom since brand new, current caretaker Barry Mazza refers to the old custom as "The Greatest Barris Kustom of All." The car has an impressive resume that includes 17 magazine covers and 45 inside articles. Barry is asking US $250,000 for the historic Aztec. Click here to check out the ad.
04.09.2020 - Tom Renzulli's 1940 Mercury Convertible. Tom's Mercury was supposedly built from the remains of Johnny Zaro's 1940 Mercury Coupe, an early Barris Kustom originally completed in 1948. In April of 2020, the Renzulli Mercury was advertised for sale at EstateSales.org. Located in Escondido, California it was listed as an online auction with a US $1,000 starting bid. The auction ends on April 18, 8:30 AM. Click here to check out the auction listing at EstateSales.org.
03.27.2020 - Frank De Rosa's 1951 Mercury Sedan. Known as the "Mercury 4," the car was advertised for sale on eBay in March of 2020. Located in Palm Springs, California, the old custom was listed without a reserve. The auction ended March 27. By then it had received 49 bids, and it sold for US $29,000.Click here to check out the auction listing.
03.25.20200 - 1938 Ford Convertible Custom. Old build supposedly restyled in California in 1948. Chopped 3" with an original Carson Top. Paint and interior upgrade in the mid 1980s. Located in Tucson, Arizona, the car was advertised for sale on Hemmings in March of 2020. The asking price was US $68,000.Click here to check out the listing on Hemmings.com.
03.20.2020 - 1936 Ford 3-Window Deluxe Coupe. Located in Upland, California, this survivor was advertised for sale on eBay in March of 2020. Originally hot-rodded in the early 1950s, it was parked for an engine swap in 1961. It sat apart until 2017. 49 000 original miles. The auction ended March 24, 2020. Highest bid was US $49,850, but the reserve was not met. Click here to check out the auction listing.

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