Frank De Rosa's 1966 Buick

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An early photo of the Golden Piranha.
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A photo of Frank with the Golden Piranha taken in 2018. Photo courtesy of Regina De Rosa.
The Golden Piranha as it appeared when it was advertised for sale in 2018. Photo courtesy of De Rosa Custom Body and Fender.
Photo courtesy of Customikes.
A photo of the Golden Piranha taken after it was sold to Texas. Photo courtesy of Insane Designs.
Photo courtesy of Insane Designs.
Photo courtesy of Insane Designs.
January 19, 2019 the Golden Piranha and the Mercury 4 were offered for sale without a reserve at the 2019 Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction. The Golden Piranha was sold for $6,000 USD. Photo courtesy of Insane Designs.

1966 Buick Riviera owned and restyled by Frank De Rosa of Pittsburg, California. Built by Frank at De Rosa Custom Body and Fender in 1983 the car is also known as "The Golden Piranha."


Sold to Texas

In 2018, after celebrating his 91st birthday, Frank decided to advertise the car for sale, so it could be enjoyed in the show circuit again. The car was all original, but it was in need of some mechanical attention after a long slumber. In October of 2018 the asking price was $25,000 USD. The Golden Piranha and the Mercury 4 changed hands, and were sold to Texas in December of 2018.


No Reserve at the 2019 Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction

January 19, 2019 the Golden Piranha and the Mercury 4 were offered for sale without a reserve at the 2019 Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction. The Golden Piranha was sold for $6,000 USD.



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