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An ad for Yankee Custom Parts printed in Start & Speed No. 2-1966
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Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Älvesjö in Stockholm, Sweden. This version of Bo's first Thunderbird was completed in 1962.
Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden as it appeared in the early 1960s. Bo Sandberg and his girlfriend Morris gave the car a flame paint job in 1962.
The Surfin Bird version of Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Älvesjö in Stockholm, Sweden was completed in 1964.
Sven Sandberg's 1956 Ford Sunliner convertible of Stockholm, Sweden. Sven's Sunliner was completed in 1964, featuring a Burgundy Mist paint job Bo.
Bo Sandberg's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster, Purple Passion, of Stockholm, Sweden. The build was completed around 1965.
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window coupe of Stockholm, Sweden. Sven started the build, known as the Glowing Coupe, in 1961. The first version was shown in 1965, featuring a paint job by Bo.
Göran Silfors' 1936 Ford Sedan of Sweden as it appeared in 1965, featuring a flame paint job by Bo.
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird. Bo's Thunderbird, named the Wild Bird was completed in 1966.
Bo Sandberg's Cool Cat. The Cool Cat was a customized Jaguar E-Type built by Bo Sandberg of of Yanke Customs in Älvesjö, Stockholm, Sweden. The build was completed in 1967, featuring a a red and pink Metalflake paint job.
The Surfin Bird as it sat when it was featured in Colorod Nr.2 1971. This version was owned by Kjell Arne Pettersson of Sollentuna, Sweden, and it featured a Cadillac Capri Aqua Metallic paint job by Yankee Customs.


Yankee Custom Parts was a custom shop located at Flensvägen 27 in Älvesjö, Sweden. According to an ad printed in Start & Speed No. 2-1966, the guys at Yankee Custom Parts experimented and tested their parts thoroughly before they stocked them. Yankee Custom Parts could help Swedish custom enthusiasts with everything from design, construction and paint. Paint techniques included Metalflake, Candy, Pearls, flames, scallops, paneling and more. Two well known shop projects was the Puple Passion and the Wild Bird.


Cars Built, Restyled or Painted by Yankee Custom Parts

Bo Sandberg's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster - Purple Passion
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe - The Glowing Coupe
Göran Silfors' 1936 Ford Sedan
Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible
Sven Sandberg's 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird - Surfin Bird
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird - The Wild Bird
Bo Sandberg's Cool Cat



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