Yoshiki Sakuragi shared some interesting in-progress photos of his 1953 Buick that was built at Gene Winfield's shop, and painted in one of Gene's signature fade paint jobs. The Buick was named "Purple Haze" and after being showed for some time in the US brought home to Japan where Yoshiki lives. The car was bought as an already chopped project and further customized at the Rod and Custom Construction in Canoga park in 1998. Later it moved with Gene to shop in Mojave. The car was upholstered at the North Hollywood Auto Upholstery in 2001.