Old Custom Cars

Here are eight photos sent to me from my old buddy back in Michigan. These are real beauties, but the custom back end of some are a little bit weird looking. What do you think? Having been around antique cars for many years, I tend to be a bit picky about how these beautiful old classic American cars should be modified or restored. I will always prefer factory original restoration, you should see some of the ugly restorations around Las Vegas, yuck! Cars and trucks can last decades down here.

11 thoughts on “Old Custom Cars

  1. Wow! Such beauty.
    In 2018, I went to Cuba, and only there did I see custom vintage cars similar to these (one 57 Cadillac was pink and so extended they put a bar in it!). ❤️

  2. Wow, that’s amazing that any car or van can run that long! I so hope that you guys never have to deal with the fires again. 🙏🏻

    • Fire danger is unfortunately a part of living in the west. As for the Subaru, I’ve used Amsoil since day one. She still has the original engine and transmission. It is getting harder to find parts though, and the exhaust system piping, when needed, has to get done at a custom shop.

  3. Those are oldies, but I guess that makes me an oldie too. I was a kid without a driver’s licence in those days, but I remember these sleds. Rare treasures. I agree that if you go to the trouble to restore one of these old cars, you should stick to the original parts and design.

    • I am glad you agree, Anneli. My family once had a large collection of antique cars from many generations from the 1800s to the 1970s. Many of them were already restored, or were restored by us, to the original specs and designs. Some were incredibly deteriorated.

      After restoration, they were once again an American work of art they were meant to be. Dad has kept around ten of his favorites to date, the rest were sold in 2006 with the help of a large Canadian auto auction company, I can’t recall the name.

      One of the cars was purchased by an American Rock Star called Kid Rock, he lived not far from where we lived in those days. Ahh the memories! ❤️😎

      • That’s quite the project. Great hobby if you have money for the parts and the time to search for them and to install them. If you’re into that kind of thing, I can see how it would be a lot of fun, researching who has a part you need and how you’ll get it.

    • Hi Lavinia, I should mention that these aren’t my cars of course. Cars today are probably 100% more dependable, but are ridiculously overpriced thanks to certain organisations in this country. We have no sense of styling today either, but slipping through the air smoothly is a good thing.

      • My 93 Subaru has over 455,000 miles on it. It was the only car I ever had bought new. When I finally replace it, it will be a used van that can be used to evacuate people and cats in event of another catastrophic fire season. It is sheer utility for me these days.

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