Welcome to Barris Custom Techniques, Volume 4, the fourth in this series of books which utilize photographs from George Barris' extensive personal archives to take a behind-the-scenes look at how they built those fabulous classic customs of the 1950's.
This book is intended purely as a nostalgic pictorial retrospective of how they "built'em back then" and not as a practical how-to-guide for builders of today's customs.
Besides featuring plenty of rarely seen and significant customs, this book contains several step-by-step paint jobs showcasing the work of Dean Jeffries, who rented space at the Barris shop.
Very little of the material contained herein has been seen for forty years, and some of it has never been previously published. Where possible, they have made new prints from the original negatives. Also, where possible, they have tried to use shots of angles which have never been published before.
Any way you look at it.....if you like custom cars of the 40's & 50's, you'll love this book.
Everyone likes finding buried treasure, and automobile enthusiasts have made their share of "finds." Author Tom Cotter details many of these treasure stories in Cobra in the Barn: Great Stoires of Automotive Archaeology. Chapter One begins with the story of Cobra CSX2022, which was, truely, found in a barn. He goes on to describe other rare, often unique, vehicles found behind barns, in garages, bedrooms and farm fields. The hunt for, discovery and restoration of Ferraris, Fords, Packards, Cobras and other historic vehicles are stories everyone will enjoy reading. [hardcover, 256 pages, color, b&w photos].