Barry Weiss – Ford Beatnik Custom (1955) USA

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Barry Weiss is the eccentric "Collector"

Famous presenter of American television.

Bubbletop Car owner

(1955) Ford “Beatnik” Bubbletop Custom




1955 Ford “Beatnik” Bubbletop Custom Concept Car

sold for 165 000 $

Bubbletop is a fascinating part of the world of custom cars.

The designer Darryl Starbird

In 2006, "Beatnik" won the coveted prize of a 20 000 $ au National Rod and Custom Car Show de Darryl Starbird à Tulsa, in Oklahoma. The victory was poetic to Fioto, who read the feature articles from the magazine Starbird as a young and cut its first summit at the age of 11 years. “seizing” used aluminum details and a large part of the steel in construction “Beatnik”. It is immensely qualified in each automotive means; It uses no written plans, and he thinks in three dimensions.

Engine, with his induction system six-carb period style, flows through a large Hood, Chevrolet is a very small 350 cubic-inch V-8 with braided stainless steel pipes and polished components, plus a serpentine belt system, Hedman Hedders lids and valves finned. And yes, there is air conditioning for those hot sunny days in the great, Bubble tinted Lexan, which was formed in a pattern and to a mold created by Fioto itself.

The "Beatnik" retains very few original Ford parts 55. If you look closely, you will notice that the cover is always there, like the inside of doors and hinges, the hood and its hinges, lock the trunk and some original elements trunk. The balance of the custom machine is formed by hand and personalized.


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1955 Ford Beatnik Bubbletop and engine start @ Klairmont Kollections –
My car history with Lou Costabile

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Barry Weiss

America Auctions
19 July 2015




Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

2 thoughts on “Barry Weiss – Ford Beatnik Custom (1955) USA

  1. Gotta love Barry!!! A man after my own heart, only much cooler. Heck Steve McQueen would admit that Barry is the coolest! God Bless Barry!


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