Wonder Wagon"I am not a famous guy, but I thought you would be interested in one of my rare rides," writes Stuart Clark, of Chehalis, Washington. Rare, indeed-Chevrolet didn't build a two-door Impala station wagon in 1959, though Stuart's longroof has been decked out in Impala attire. It also wears Indigo Blue and Viper Silver paint, gray tweed upholstery, and 17- and 18-inch American Torq-Thrust wheels. Mechanical updates include power steering, disc brakes, dropped spindles, and a 468ci big-block backed by a TH350. "Just when you think you have seen all Chevy models," Stuart says, "this low, sleek ride comes cruising by and people say, 'Man, where did that come from!'"
Purple FlameDr. Randy Moze, of Dallas, Georgia, sent us this photo of his '54 Chevy. "It was built to look like a high school hot rod-one I never had," Randy tells us. Custom mods include rounded hood corners, shaved handles and trim, a filled gas door, custom headlight eyebrows, frenched taillights, a rolled front pan, and a '57 Chevy grille bar. "I have a 3-inched chopped windshield for it, but need someone to [chop the top]," Randy says. For now, bright yellow paint and purple flames by Randy's buddy Vince attract plenty of attention. Randy built the 327 V-8 under the hood, topping it with a trio of Strombergs, and finished off the inside with black tuck 'n' roll and a genuine 8-ball shifter knob.
Family StyleNothing says family values like pooling your resources to build a custom Mercury. That's what Joe (pictured) and Jay Hull, along with their father Jim, did to create this fine '50. They had Frank Palmer chop the top, install a DeSoto grille, remove the Mercury door "humps," french the headlights and '54 Chevy taillights, and round the hood corners before Tony Grato shot the House of Kolor Brandywine paint. An air spring suspension got the car low, and Carson Chatwell installed a Chevy Ram Jet 350/700-R4 combo to make it go. After having the interior stitched in Spinneybeck leather, the Hulls had Keith Bright tend to all the details that make the Merc work as sharp as it looks.