We start this post for Autorama part 4, with a beautifully created Lincoln from the creative minds at KINDIG-IT-DESIGN. Now everything I’ve ever seen that came out of this shop has been exquisite in beauty and form and had very close attention to detail. And Boy, do they put a lot of attention into this Lincoln that has the beautiful name, Maybellene. She has the most eye-catching blue color! With the sculpted lines of her body, and with her being a drop top, mixed with the cream color of her interior it really makes this girl stand out among the rest! Not leaving out the attention to detail of her engine compartment which is a must see, when the hood is opened. For any car person that sees this car, you have to ask, “What’s under your hood man?”
Our next vehicle to look at from KINDIG-IT-DESIGN is a unique style to Dave Kindig. It is very cool in my book, a very cool Hummer H3. The styling changes they made to this SUV, just wicked awesome to look at! To bad Hummer isn’t around anymore because the styling changes that they did to this one, I would dig deep into my wallet and DEFINITELY and buy it for the design changes they made for this one. Dave Kindig, THIS ONE is a home run!
KINDIG-IT-DESIGN is a local designer and builder of some of the best classics and some of the most unique vehicles I have ever seen. He was chosen as one of the designers to restore a vehicle that is dear to my heart that I’ve heard about for a long time and now finally got to see it in person while taking a tour of his shop. It is a 1939 GM FUTURLINER. Only a select handful of shops were lucky enough to be picked and have the honor of restoring one of these great historic beauties. While these vehicles have such a heritage, they had to be restored properly to their once great status.
Our next car in our travels in the show was a very beautifully restored 1963 Impala. While looking at this little jewel, I was quite impressed by the detail they put into the engine bay and the interior was very well done just like it would have been in 1963. Looked comfortable enough for a drive to Las Vegas or just a cruise on down the road sorry I didn’t get any side views.
Onto our next beauty is a 1967 FJ45 Toyota Land Cruiser. Here they show what the Land Cruiser looked like in the before picture, what she looked like when they bought her and it looked like it was a pickup at one time. They have done an outstanding job with the full restoration on this Toyota Land Cruiser. And for once from this guy, I don’t mind taking a picture of this Toyota! THIS is what a REAL Land Cruiser SHOULD look like!
Our next one is a beautiful example of what a 1958 Corvette should look like after a perfect restoration. And DAMN, this is the same color my little Chevy Truck is supposed to be originally. Maybe someday I’ll have something like this in my garage just to run to the grocery store and back.
Though I LOVE this Chevy, it breaks my heart it is lowered. And this is a 1964 Chevy looking at the emblem on the fenders. It’s a gorgeous truck but it makes me cry to see it lowered to the ground on airbag suspension. But looking at the interior there is one good thing to see, is that he stayed with the original 3-on-the-tree manual transmission. At least he stayed with the bench seat! but it looks like it came out of a mid-sixties Chevy sedan.
Now we are moving onto a beautiful 1961 Cadillac Deville. This car is long, wide and definitely loves to cruise the highway! As I look at her she so reminds me of my first car, a 1965 Oldsmobile ’98. It is too bad that Cadillac doesn’t make the beauty these were back in the sixties, because these cars were definitely cruisers!!! And the interior is glamorous and beckons to be driven. Don’t worry about getting into an accident with this car, there is so much American steel in this monster, anything or anyone that hits it will more than likely die on impact!!!!
Next is a 1941 Ford Convertible. I couldn’t get much of a picture of this one because so many people kept walking in front of me and I had a hard time just getting this picture.
The next vehicle was brought over to the States from across the pond. A 1971 Citroen H-Van. This is quite a unique vehicle! The only time I’ve ever seen this truck is on old reruns of the show named Doctor Who or some of those English movies seen on tv. But it’s pretty cool to see one in person and it’s a little funny looking but after all, we American vehicles may look funny to the English, also.
Our next big truck at the Autorama is one that looks pretty close to what I trained on with my dad to learn how to drive a standard transmission. He is a BIG BOY! I wouldn’t restore this because as old as he is his floorboards seem to be in fair shape with no holes from cancer and even his fenders are in good shape. It is just so cool to see something older than myself that seems to be in better shape than I am. I’ll even bet you money he drove in here on his own power.