Kustom Car Pictures
The Custom Cars of the
1950's and 60's
became known as
Kustom Cars
That's Kustom with a

After WW II collecting old cars became a passion of many people.
The economy was booming and people had the extra money needed for this hobby. They were tired of poor times and the war. They wanted to do something to express themselves. This collecting also became a way of keeping the history of the automobile alive. However there was group that didn't want just any old collectable car. They wanted something special that no one else had. The KUSTOM CAR was born. 
Through the late 40's, 50's 60's 70's and up to today many of these custom cars were made. Some of these cars are only slightly modified while others went to the extreme but all offer a different look at automotive history.
Let's not mistake these with the Hot Rod of that era.They were similar in some ways but a lot different in others ways. All hot rods were kustoms but not all kustoms were hot rods. I am starting this picture collection with Kustom Cars that were built in  the 1940's, 1950's and 60's.
These include pictures of cars customized by people like Barris Brothers (Sam and George Barris), Larry Watson and Bill Cushenbury.
These are some of the big name but many of these cars were built in small shops all over North America.
I hope that you will enjoy these pictures as much as I did working on this site.


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Rik Hoving Kustoms
The majority of the pictures on these pages are shown 
with the compliments of Rik Hoving.
For a much more complete viewing of these Kustom Cars please visit his web site.
Rik Hoving Kustoms

Don Clark sent me this request. He is trying to find a picture of the car mentioned below.
I am looking for pictures of olds custom. I remember it was called Green Monster. All I remember about the motor was it had 2 4s fuel injected progressive linkage, dual Mallory ignition. It had a Lasalle transition all custom was lead oh yes it was lowered, a lot.
I was a kid and my neighbor was drafted for Nom, I never saw him again. He gave it to me to hold for him, my dad got ticked at me one day and sent it to the junk yard.
If you could help I would appreciate it. I have to tell my kids about it and they just laugh.
Thank you
I am now 70 so it's been awhile

1940 Chevrolet
1947 Oldsmobile
1947 Oldsmobile
These two cars are owned by Brad Davies, St Paul, MN
He has owned them for many years and they have been rebuilt several times over those years.
Fow mor details on his KUSTIM CARS go to the following sites

Yes there are still a few of these 50's Kustoms around today. This 1951 Chevy is  true survivor of those by-gone years. It has a small block Chey engine and an Olds grill. The rear has some 1950 Ford tail lights and a Cadillac bumper. The roof has also been lowered 4 inches.
The car is owned by Fraser Hood, Windsor Nova Scotia, Canada
1951 Chevrolet Coupe
1951 Chevrolet Coupe
1951 Chevrolet Coupe

1936 3 Window Coupe
1936 Westergard
1937 Dodge Convertible
1938 Ford Phaeton
1940 Buick Custom
1940 Merc
1940 Merc
1940 Merc Carson Top
1940 Merc Convertible
1941 Merc In Primer
A Studdy in the works
A Studdy in the works
'40 Hot Rod Merc
'41 Ford By Barris Built for Frank Monteleon
'42 Ford Coupe
'46 Chevy Coupe
'46 Ford Convertible
'48 Buick
 '48 Ford Coupe
 '48 Ford Convertible
 '48 Plymouth Coupe
 '48 Study Convertible
'48 Study Convertible
'49 Chevy Fleetline
'49 Chevy Fleetline
 '49 Chevy Fleetline
 '49 Chevy Fleetline
 '49 Chevy Fleetline
'49 Ford At Upholstery Shop
'49 Ford
'49 Plymouth 4 Door
'50 Chevy Coupe
'50 Chevy
'50 Ford Coupe
'50 Ford Flamed
'50 Ford Flamed Article
'50 Merc Convertible
'50 Merc
'50 Olds Hardtop
'50 Merc
'50 Chevy Wagon
50's Car Show
50's Kustom Cruisen
'51 Chevy At Nat Roadster Show
'51 Merc
'51 Ford
'52 Chevy
'52 Chevy & '55 F100
'52 Ford Clarkaiser Built
'52 Ford
'52 Ford
'52 Ford
'52 Merc
'52 Plymouth 2 Door Sedan
'52 Plymouth 2 Door Sedan
'52 Ford Vicky
'53 F100's Flathead
'53 Merc
'53 Ford F100
'53 Merc
'53 Merc

'53 Olds
'53 Motorama
'53 Olds
'53 Plymouth Kustom
'54 Ford At Car Show
'54 Olds
'54 Olds
55 Chev
'55 Crown Kustom Show Car
'55 Crown Kustom Show Car from Little Pages
'55 Crown Vic Show
'55 Chevy
'56 Chevy At Car Show
'56 Chevy
'56 Ford Sectioned
'57 Ford Retactable
'57 Ford Retactable
'57 Ford
'57 Ford Ranchero Chopped
'58 Chevy Impala (Mox Miller)
'59 Chevy
'60 Chevy
'59 Chevy Antenna

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The Chevy Tri-Five
55, 56 and 57 Chevrolets
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From 1963 to 1970
Don Pate's 1947 Chevy Aero Sedan 
View the rebuilding of this car from the
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The Cars Dreams are made of
Those Old Classic Convertibles
Cadillac, Duesenberg, Cords 
and many more
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Once you saw one you would never forget it
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The Jeep from 1940 to the present
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American Motors cars
The Hudson, Essex, and Terraplanes
that were found in Australia
Anthony Hazelaar's Model T 
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Yes you can get a Jeep stuck, Really stuck if you just half try.
How to Get a Jeep Really Stuck
Those wonderful Pickup Truck
The Kaiser and Frazer 
Eric Gordon's Kaiser Rebuild
There are many pictures showing the details of this rebuild
All you Kaiser lovers would like to have one of these. Watch it being made.
Eric Gordon's 1954 Kaiser
Convertible Convertions
"Coming Home"
The story of Eric Gordon finding and bringing his Kaiser Convertible Home after searching for it for 20 years
Eric Gordon's First Kaiser
A 1951 Deluxe which comes to 
a startling end
The Henry J
The Stanley Steamer
That Cute Little Crosley
The Chevrolet from 1916 to 1970
The Corvair 1960 to 1969
The Ford Motor Company 
from 1908 to 1969
The Pontiac
The Oldsmobile
The Cadillac
Wouldn't you rather have a Buick
Wouldn't you Reall Rather have a Buick
The Chrysler Airflow
The Tucker '48'
The Amphicar
View some of John Evan's  Artwork
View some of John' Evan's 
Auto Artwork 
Click here to View the Jeeps of World War II
WW II Jeeps
The cars of IKA Argentina 
Kaiser's Jeeps and American Motors that were built in Argentina in the 1950's and 60's and 70's
A website featuring many articles on many different cars If you can't find it anywhere else, try here
View the steam locomotives 
of the CNR
Visit Lonnie Hedgepeth's 
of Rocky Mount, North Carolina site.
He has used the plans provided on my web page and is building a Covered Bridge for his Live Steam train.
Tour the 64 remaining Covered Bridges of New Brunswick
The Covered Bridges that once 
dotted Nova Scotia.
If any one is interested in Microsoft's Flight Simulator I have written some scenery files for Summerville. Maitland, Windsor and Hantsport.
Summerville now has an Airport
E Mail 

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