Trend Book 116 Custom Cars 1955 Annual

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Trend Book 116 Custom Cars 1955 Annual
Mel Gerrard's 1950 Oldsmobile 88 of Whittier, California. The car was restyled by Gil's Auto Body Works in the early 1950s. The total cost of the restyling was close to $700, and the work was spread over an eight-month period.
Tommy D'Amico's 1952 Chevrolet Convertible of Lynwood, California. Tommy bought the car from Leon Welmas. After buying it, he restyled it further and had Gaylord's Kustom Shop stitch a new interior for it.
Bruce Brown's 1952 Packard convertible of Redwood City, California. Bruce's Packard was restyled sometime between 1952 and 1955.
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.

Trend Book 116, a book compiled by the editors of Hot Rod Magazine, Car Craft and Motor Trend.

Contents and Featured Cars

The Chrysler Flamingo
Tom Jeffries' 1953 Mercury
John Wright's 1950 Mercury
Merton Peterson's 1950 Ford
Buster Litton's 1949 Ford
Gordon Gilbert's 1950 Ford
Chuck DeWitt's 1950 Ford Convertible
Bill Gaylord's 1953 Oldsmobile
Jay Johnston's 1949 Ford Convertible
Nicholas Schlauch's 1939 Ford Convertible
Charles DeLacy's 1951 Studebaker
Skip Gardiner's 1950 Buick
Ed Matusek's 1950 Cadillac
Milton Melton's 1952 Cadillac
Marvin Faw's 1955 Cadillac
Dick Ward's 1949 Chevrolet
Ken Vertrees' 1951 Chevrolet
Jack Wilkins' 1952 Chevrolet
Andy Rae's 1952 Chevrolet
Don Wells' 1950 Chevrolet
Bill Scown's 1934 Ford
Lee Nichols' 1934 Ford
Jim McKinley's 1936 Ford
Dan and Nick Knezevich's 1938 Ford
Bill Page's 1940 Ford
Galley Smith and W.A. Humphrey's 1940 Ford
Dave Petters' 1949 Ford
Don Carroll's 1949 Ford
The Venus
Jack Randel's 1949 Ford
Don Ferrera's 1949 Ford
Robert Meyer's 1950 Ford
Ron Dunn's 1950 Ford - The Monte Carlo
Bob Travers' 1950 Ford
Wayne Rogers' 1952 Ford Sunliner
Jerry Carillo's 1953 Ford
Joe Siegfried's 1953 Ford
Bruno and Reino Maki's Henry J
James E. Hare's Henry J
Duane Aspengren's 1949 Hudson - Night Train
Ted Lundquist's 1951 Kaiser
Dave Chavis' 1951 Kaiser
Stanley Moore's 1947 Lincoln
Steve Mizerny's 1954 Lincoln
Bernie Clavere's 1949 Lincoln
Glen Hooker's 1939 Mercury
Fred DeMartini's 1951 Mercury
Don Pulford's 1950 Mercury
Louie Bettancourt's 1949 Mercury
Phil Schmidt's 1952 Mercury
Harry Cruse's 1953 Mercury
Frank W. Harrington's 1949 Oldsmobile
Ray Duckworth's 1949 Oldsmobile
Mel Gerrard's 1950 Oldsmobile
Johnnie Luna's 1951 Oldsmobile
Tommy D'Amico's 1952 Chevrolet Convertible
S. E. Knudson's 1953 Oldsmobile
Bruce Brown's 1952 Packard
Dick Zimmer's 1950 Pontiac
H. J. Israel's 1953 Studebaker
Nobby Miyakawa's 1952 Mercury
Carrol Gentry's 1950 Ford
Jay Everett's Custom - The Astra Coupe
Clarence Rodrick's 1932 Ford
Jack Main's 1940 Ford
Tommy Jamison's 1937 Ford
Bill Gaylord's Ford Truck
Dee Wescott's 1953 Oldsmobile
Frank Benson's 1952 Chevrolet Truck
Foreign Customs
Jack Stewart's MG TD
Jorge Amigo's 1935 Ford
Julio Mariscal's Kaiser
Julio Mariscal's Henry J
Chuck Smith's 1950 Ford
George Fazackerley's 1950 Ford
Customs on Paper
Metal Working
Spray Guns
Short Cuts
Rolls and Pleats
The Manta Ray
The Spohn Coachworks 1951 GM LeSabre Lookalike
Les Scarlett's 1950 Mercury


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