Rod & Custom February 1954

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Sam Barris' 1950 Buick Sedanette, restyled by Sam Barris of Barris Kustoms, was completed in 1953. The car was built from a burnt out wreck, and Sam used it as his daily driver for about a year.
The Manta Ray was built by Glen and Vernon Antoine of Whittier, California, sometime between 1951 and 1953. Inspiration came from Harley Earl's 1951 GM LeSabre concept car.
Ralph Stone's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster, of San Antonio, Texas. Ralph was a member of the San Antonio Road Runners. His roadster was built in the early 1950s, and it was featured in Rod & Custom February 1954.
Bob Brown's 1940 Ford Coupe of Pico, California sported a flame job done in organe, red and blacl. It was upholstered by John's Auto Top Shop of East Los Angeles
Jim Lewis' 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe, of Orange, California, was painted by Brownie's Body Shop, Buena Park, and upholstered by Jim Berry of Santa Ana.

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Contents and Featured Cars

Sam Barris' 1950 Buick Sedanette
The Manta Ray
Ralph Stone's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Bob Brown's 1940 Ford Coupe
Jim Lewis' 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe


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