STEVE FRISBIE MEETS "BARON VON KUHL" !
One of the industries most respected Builders, Hall Of Fame Member STEVE FRISBIE of Portland,Oregon, has been involved in restoring and building some of the most unique Rods, Customs, and, Classics for over 3 decades.
In 1937, prior to America's involvement in World War II, the Ford Motor Company partnered for an experimental test with the Deutsch Company in Koeln, Germany, that resulted in a brief run of 1937 European Ford La Baron bodies & chassis. A total of approximately only 50 cars were produced. And, this is the only known example to have made it back to the U.S.A. after the War.
From the time that Steve acquired this rare '37 in the 1990's until it was finalized in the new Millenium was a process that took over a dozen years...but, as you can see it was well worth the wait !
"The Baron" is one of my favorite cars of all that Steve has produced, and when he was inducted into Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Hall Of Fame I sat down with him to go over the origin of this superbly crafted work of rolling sculpture. JK
(Above left: The Baron...before the SAR tranformation; Above right: the early stages of the build, still on jack stands )
(Above: The finished product ! ; Below left & right: The Baron's sumptuous Interior. Although they're hard to see in this photo, the gauges on this Classic Beauty read in German ! )
Read the entire story of "The Baron Von Kuhl", the "Double-Dozen Roadster", PLUS, much more info about Steve Frisbie in the May, 2003 Issue of American Rodder !
Photos in this story courtesy of Steve's Auto Restorations.
For a look at some of the coolest Rods & Customs you'll ever see, more pix of the "Baron Von Kuhl", and available merchandise, check-out their WebSite: http://www.stevesautorestorations.com/