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Bob Hirohata39s 51 Merc was modified by Sam George Barris and

Bob Hirohata39s 51 Merc was modified by Sam George Barris and



Fred Rowe 51 Mercury Restored by Bill Layman. Find this Pin and more on George Barris ...

Custom Legend: The Hirohata Merc

1949 Mercury Coupe - Everybody knows George Barris because he was so great at promotion. Sam though, was the MAN!

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The Hirohata Merc as it appeared after its restoration at the 2005 George Barris Cruisin' Back to the 50's Culver City Car Show. Photo by Howard Gribble

The Hirohata Mercury, a seminal Barris custom.

10 Stunning Custom Cars By George Barris

L'histoire commence en 1949 chez les Barris sur Compton Avenue. C'est Sam qui réalise et conçoit la majorité des modifications effectuées sur cette voiture.

After racking up a treasure trove of awards, Bob used the Merc on and off as his daily driver. By 1954, George Barris repainted the car a lime green ...

1951 Mercury Lead Sled (SOLD)


The last Barris Custom of the Display wall was the freshly finished Hirohata Mercury.

Sam Barris 1949 Mercury Custom

1951 Mercury Eight Monterey Convertible

1950 mercury coupe chopped restored air ride for sale: photos, technical specifications, description


Bob Hirohata bought the 1951 Mercury Club Coupe in 1952 and immediately took it to Sam and George Barris ...

1951 Mercury

1951 Mercury Coupe... the pink one!

Sam Barris 1949 Mercury Custom

'51 Merc (Hirohata Merc)


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Bob Hirohata's 51 Merc was modified by Sam, George Barris and Frank Sonzogni. Bob's Mercury was the first chopped 1951 Mercury, and the first hardtopped ...

Jerry Quesnel's 1949 Mercury - Kustomrama: Sam Barris, George Barris and Jerry Quesnel ready

1951 Mercury Series 1CM Custom History, Pictures, Sales Value, Research and News

1951 Mercury Chop Top Hot Rod Not a Chevy but I love these chopped and sometimes channeled low ride Mercs.

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Sam Barris' 1940 Mercury ...


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George Barris took Nick's Mercury to the 1951 Oakland Roadster Show. Nick was in the army by then and could not make it to the show.

1951 MERCURY CHOP TOP 51 Merc, badass machine

1951 Mercury Coup and its my birth year so I really want it badly!

Wow...look at that chrome front end! Love it! 1951 Mercury | 1951 Mercury Custom 1951 Mercuy Chop Top Total Cutom Car 54 Buick Auto .

George Barris and his Batmobile creation

After a while, Doug Kinney bought the car for 200 dollars. The gold lacquer paint had cracked a lot from the sun and everything, so he tried to fill the ...

Most of the work on Bob Hirohata’s ’51 Mercury custom was performed by Sam and George Barris and Frank Sonzogni. At one point after the first ...

Bob Lund 50 Mercury

George Barris photographing Bob Drake's Studebaker Custom. Two of the photos George takes that day will be used Trend Books #181 Custom Car Show-Cars, ...

1940 Mercury Custom by George Barris


Leo Lyons Merc

A Cut Above - 1951 Mercury


The 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car that was heavily modified by George Barris to become the 1966 TV Batmobile will .

'49 Mercury "Lead Sled," chopped, channeled, and lowered.

I have enlarged two sections of the last two photos to show the in progress Fred Rowe '51 Merc a little better. It is hard to tell how much more work still ...

Mercury Cougar  by Jeremy Blackwell

Stock 1949 Mercurys were tall and thick, with more ornamentation at the front than most

This 1949 Mercury has been rodded since the 1950s

1951 Mercury Craigslist | James Miranda's 1951 Mercury is For Sale


1951 Mercury Coupe, Hirohata Merc

Around 1949-50 George Barris would be driving his '42 Cadillac convertible with Gaylord top to the Balboa event.

In 1951 Larry Ernst drove his 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air from Toledo Ohio to California to have it restyled by Barris Kustoms. In 1953 he made another trip in ...

Recently deceased George Barris partnered with his brother Sam in 1952 to create the quintessential '49-51 Mercury “Kustom Koupe,” chopping the top and ...


1941 Ford Business Coupe

51 Merc

THE CAR Tribute Car from the 1977 Movie “The Car” Starring James Brolin George Barris Documented

1951 Mercury 2-Door Coupe - Beautiful Chopped Custom Mercury .

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1951 Mercury Lead Sled

Hemmings Find of the Day - 1963 Mercury Comet S-22


Check out this feature on the famous George Barris Ala Kart 1929 Ford Roadster Pickup and the Sam Barris built 1949 Mercury Coupe - Rod & Custom Magazine

1949 Mercury Coupe Custom

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Mercury Comet Cyclone GT



Frank Sonzogni working on the grille on Bob Lund's 1950 Mercury using a 1951 Frazer grille bar, later three 1951 DeSoto grille bars would be added to this ...

The first version of Jesse's '41 Ford was also published in the Trend Book #101 Custom Cars published in 1951. Here it was mentioned the car was chopped 6/5 ...

George Barris Custom Cars | RETROSPECTIVETHE CUSTOMS OF SAM BARRIS - Speedhunters



The exhibition and documentation are part of the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Historic American ...

1951 Mercury Custom Coupe

Keith Ashley's 1951 Chevy, “cloned” after the Barris-built Larry Ernst second version Chevy from the early 1950's.

seriouswheels Mercury-Lead-Sled Unique White car

1951 Mercury “Hirohata” coupe by Barris Kustoms, part of the Customization exhibit in


Likely much younger than Bob and certainly younger than the cars they drive, Jeremiah Thomas and Zach Suhr treated us to a reminder of the roaring roadsters ...

'50 Ford custom offered at $23,000_craigslist now thats a deal! very kool ride


CCC-confesions-conq-01-1954-CC-annual-03 As well as Bob Hirohata with his Barris-built 1951 Mercury… and ...

Barris Kustoms, George Barris, Sam Barris, Barris Brothers, Barris Kustom City - CoachBuilt.com

1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

1950 Mercury

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1951 Mercury Monterey

Around 1948 George Barris tried to market the idea of using modern grilles on older cars in his Barris's Kustom Grilles product.

A custom pickup with a long list of customizer legends contributing including George Barris, Gene Winfield, Larry Watson, Merc John, and Keith Dean.