The National Custom Car show in Britain has attracted more than two hundred vehicles. They?
The National Custom Car show in Britain has attracted more than two hundred vehicles. They all reflect in their chrome and high gloss paint finishes the lavish amount of affection, skill and money that their owners and builders have invested in them.
SYNOPSIS: Old cars and new cars from both sides of the Atlantic are raw material for the customer's skills. Even ordinary and elderly cars such as this 1956 Simca can approach the realms. A tropical sunset can comfort the owner of this fine example of the ubiquitous mini, should he dare drive it through the snow and the ice of an English winter. The snug interior features deep fur and a tiny stereo-equipped lounge.
This looks like carefully restored 1937 Austin, a vintage restoration that avoids the excesses sometimes associated with custom cars. Under the skin it is a melange of components from a Rugbv, a Sprite and a Ford. But its radiator is from an Austin. Visnews reporter John Darby investigated aspects of the customers' art.
Even commercial vehicles can become executive transport with a difference. This one has been designed for the country squire, with a gun rack and a sivel seat for picnicking in comfort.