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Offered by Carbuffs, Inc. of Concord, Ca.

1957 Ford Fairlane Custom Rod


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Welcome to an incredible world of chopped tops, pastel pearl paints, and slammed suspensions, this is the collection of Richard Zocchi. Richard is very well known internationally for his impressive award winning customs. The customs, all designed by Richard, blend long flowing bodies, chopped tops, and an incredible attention to detail to create some of the best customs in the world. All customs typically start off with an excellent low mileage original car (sorry purists).These cars are typically shown for one season and then retired. They are typically only shown at a few select California shows, never out of the state. With a new custom being built annually, space for all of these classics is running out, even for Richard. Being offered here is one of those classics. Some of these cars have been sitting for many years and may require some minor mechanical massaging to get them street ready and some are ready to go now. Please call with any questions.

TOP: The top has been chopped three inches. All body work was performed by John Aiello of Marco's Lucky 7 Customs of Antioch, CA.

BODY: Headlights were frenched two inches with hand-made chrome rings. The chrome grill was made out of 3/8" aluminum bars, created by Glory Grills. The front bumper was frenched by extending the pan over the top of the bumper with the use of round rod. Bumper bolts were flushed.

Wheel wells and rockers were lowered 3/4". All door and trunk handles were eliminated and Unkl Al's solenoids were installed.

Taillights were frenched three inches with hand-made chrome rings. Perforated metal was used over red plastic to create the taillights then capped off with a large bullet. The license plate was frenched into the body and the gas nozzle was put into the trunk. The rear bumper pan was hand-made and the bumper bolts were flushed and the bumper ends were capped off with a nice clean look. Stainless on doors was re-worked to eliminate the key hole to create a continuous unbroken line. New gold anodized inserts were made and installed.

PAINT: Paint is blue-green PPG mixture by Marcos Garcia, owner of Lucky 7 Customs of Antioch, CA. All the edges of the stainless and body were fogged in (highlighted) a darker shade of the same color.

SUSPENSION: Suspension sits on air bags.

INTERIOR: Bucket seats were used and lowered for head clearance. Upholstery is white pearl trimmed with blue-green ultra suede. Plush blue-green carpets finish off this perfect setting. Work was performed by Bob Divine of Martinez, CA who also installed a high tech Pioneer stereo system.

ENGINE: Running gear is a Ford 351 Cleveland.

WHEELS/TIRES: Hubcaps were custom made from a 1956 Lincoln Premiere, capped off with a bullet. Tires are Diamondback Classics 195 R-75-15.


This is a gorgeous custom rod that draws an incredible amount of attention everywhere it goes. Incredible car for the discriminating collector.
It would definitely cost more than the asking price to design and build this car. True miles unknown.

If you have any questions please call me at 925-899-2648. Please remember I am on Pacific Standard Time. Vehicle shown to serious buyers by appointment only.

Asking $99,500

Carbuffs Inc does not offer in-house financing but will gladly work with your bank, credit union or other lending institution.

Carbuffs Inc.
Indoor Showroom
2281-A Via De Mercados
Concord, Ca 94520
Phone: 925-899-2648
Fax: 925-887-8555
Email: rcollins@carbuffs.com

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