Lot #F225
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  • The famous Barris Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet Aztec
  • Built over a two-year period for Barris' roommate Bill Carr
  • Winner of the Custom Car d'Elegance at the 9th annual Portland Roadster Show in 1958
  • Nominated as one of the Top 28 Customs of 1958 by Motor Life Magazine
  • Displayed at the 1959 Detroit Autorama
  • Custom lead and bodywork including hand-formed cantilever roof by Barris' metal-shaping Guru Bill DeCarr
  • Rear fenders extended 18 inches
  • Custom tail fins from a Studebaker Hawk
  • Hand-formed Red lucite tail lights
  • Narrowed and peaked 1957 DeSoto bumpers and mesh grille
  • Custom grille openings with cut and widened 1953 Studebaker pans
  • 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser headlights and fender skirts modified with scoops
  • Custom chrome and fluted aluminum trim for a two-tone effect
  • Purchased by current owner in 1990
  • Extensive five-year restoration completed in 1999
  • Two years invested in interior work with correct Copper Frieze and White upholstery
  • Honey Gold Candy paint computer-matched by House of Kolor from original paint chip found in glovebox
  • Original pinstriping retraced by Sonny's Styling Studio
  • Exhibited at the NHRA Museum from July 2007-January 2008
  • Small block V-8 engine
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • Automatic transmission
  • Power steering and brakes
  • Dual spotlights
  • Wide Whitewall tires
  • Full size wheel covers