Custom Paint Job Week: 3 Classic Cars Custom Paint Jobs
Custom Paint Jobs Week continues today. Yesterday we featured cars with chrome paint jobs. Today we look at classic cars custom paint jobs. The thing that sets a car apart from the crowd is its paint job. When a classic car has a custom design, it adds to its beauty and rarity. Here are three of the best paint jobs on classic cars.
Custom Paint Job #1 – 1938 Chevy Coupe
The 1938 Chevy Coupe was meant to appeal to individuals who wanted a no-frills form of transportation. It was extremely popular among traveling salesmen who required a large trunk to carry various samples. Most of these vehicles included a 216 cubic inch OHV six-cylinder engine, which provided approximately 85 horsepower. The interior of the vehicle was rather plain as well. However, it functioned well with a three-speed transmission. One of the best paint jobs belongs to a classic 1938 Chevy Coupe owned by Belinda Taylor. It has a bright cherry red base with purple fenders and flames that extend past the doors.
Custom Paint Job #2 -1956 Chevrolet Nomad
This generation of Chevy Nomads includes a classic design with an inspiration from the Corvette line. The car came standard with a three-speed manual transmission but had the option for an automatic. Despite its size, it could reach decent speeds in minimal time. For instance it could go from zero to 60 mph in approximately eight seconds. Larry Nixon is the lucky owner of a 1956 Chevy Nomad with an awesome fade paint job. Dick Page created the look with a gold base and multiple “candy” colors. The finishing touches included wild flames.
Custom Paint Job #3 -1936 Ford Roadster
During the late 30s, the auto industry was in the midst of rapid changes. Steel, closed bodywork was the norm, and a fuller appearance was becoming popular. In 1936, Ford was enjoying great success, especially from the use of V8 engines. The Roadster was a popular choice. Over a 13-year period, Mike Benner took on the task of customizing a 1936 Roadster. He gave it a tremendous paint job. The gorgeous two-tone purple and silver design makes this car hard to beat. The orange swirl accent down each side is an excellent finishing touch as well.
Paint is the most attractive part of any car. A custom paint job transforms an ordinary vehicle into a piece of artwork. The above cars are just a few examples of top classics that look great. When on the road, they are certain to turn heads.