Many of the cars that rolled off the factory assembly lines in 1960 would have been considered radical customs some years prior if they were one-of-a-kind models. The majority of 1960 cars being restyled did not have extensive metalwork changes. Changes in paint, extreme custom upholstery became more common as the cars became more radical from the factory. According to Trend Book 189 Custom Cars 1960 Annual the trend for 1960 seemed to be a meticulous attention to details. Trunks were beautifully finished and fitted, and upholstery jobs showed superb workmanship. Paint in many cases consisted of skillful blending of transparent and metallic colors making many paint jobs an individual creation. By now each show car also had its own exotic name.
Hot Rods Built or Completed in 1960
Buzz Pitzen's 1923 Ford Fiberglass Bodied Model T Roadster - The Glass Image
Lee A. Jagla's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster Pick Up
Roland Larsson's 1932 Ford Roadster
Ron Maxwell's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Custom Cars Restyled or Completed in 1960
Bob Davis' 1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Rich Vachata's 1936 Ford Convertible
The Jade Idol
The El Capitola
John Sak's 1941 Ford Convertible
Gerald Twamley's 1954 Chevrolet 210 2-Door Sedan
John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury - The Mysterian
Larry Quatrone's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria
Don Von Dwingelo's 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Bob Dzemske's 1956 Lincoln Capri
Bill Shelley's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - "Bali Hi"
Doug Osterman's 1957 DeSoto
Jerry Drake's 1957 Ford Fairlane - Candy Cane
Skip Batchelor's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Dick Rothfuss' 1959 Chevrolet Impala - "Poopsie"
John Guenther's 1959 Ford Galaxie Sunliner - "The Beach Boy"
Danny Leonette's 1960 Chevrolet Impala
Geno Janokowski's 1960 Ford - The Black Jack
Jim Beeson's 1960 Ford Starliner
Dell Chandler's 1960 Pontiac Ventura
Darryl Starbird's Predicta
Competition Cars Built or Completed in 1960
Dick Kalivoda and John Hamlin's 1925 Ford Modified Model T Roadster
Hot Rod or Custom Car Shows Held in 1960
Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs Established in 1960
Custom Body Shops Established in 1960
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