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Larry Watson PC - Busonic
One of the wildest semi Custom Cars from the early 1960's was the 1955 Buick named Busonic owned by ...more
Roy Abendroth of Compton, California. The car was built by by John Schott according styling elements directed by Roy. It took this team several years off and on to have it finished in 1963.
A lot of fine body work went into the car including 1957 Lincoln rear fenders with scoops added where the front of the fender meet the rear quarter panels. At the rear new openings where formed to house three exhaust tips on each side where he taillights used to be. These exhausts where set inside extruded metal, and the taillight/bumperettes. where a combination of 1956 Cadilalc bumper ends and 1959 Cadillac taillights. The rest of the rear was filled with a custom made roll pan. The license plate was set inside a hand shaped surround from round tubing filled with extruded metal, and nicely chrome plated.
The front was also modified a lot. A rolled pan was made and a new grille opening shaped from sheet metal. The front fenders where extended and custom opening shaped to have a set of quad headlights installed on extruded metal. For the front bumpers John shaped up some half round units styled similar to the rear license plate holder.
The grille for this version was made from clear plexiglass with holes drilled in it and a chrome bullet on each side.
Larry Watson painted this car in 1963 in candy copper with metalflake light copper accents and a pearl white roof.
The car was lowered and rides on Cadillac wire wheels and thin white wall tires.
In 1964 the car underwent some more changes, including extended and peaked front fenders to match the rear fenders.
Larry Watson repainted the car in a really great looking pearl lime gold with a black vinyl top.
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