STEVE STANFORD has been involved in many, many concept cars that have become a reality. He's also in demand as a commissioned artist.
In this Interview we cover both of these areas, first with the mind-blowing concept he put together for a '63 Impala with a MoPar Roof, and then onto one of the coolest '57 Caddy Sevilles' to hit the road...and hit the road it did !
First we cover the '63 Impala that Steve first came up with the roof-swap idea for in 1996. Barry Penfound saw Steve's artwork and decided to put the project together for Jack Matia. He talked with Steve, and Jack's dream became a reality.
(Above: Custom Rodder, September, 2006 with the finished Impala SportsRoof on the Cover; Above right: The Impala under construction; Immediately above: 1961 Plymouth Fury...where the idea originally came from. )
NEXT UP IS ROGER O'DELL'S Larry Watson/Steve Stanford/Sam Foose manufactured '57 Caddy Seville.
Roger is no newcomer to the Rod & Custom field, so, when he decided to put together his '57 Eldorado Seville, and after trading some ideas with his friend, Larry Watson, Steve was brought into the mix.
As usual, Steve came up with some neat concepts, including one for a new rearend treatment, and once his design was approved, the Legendary SAM FOOSE was asked to participate by grafting a pair of '60 Cad fins to the rear of the Eldo.
The finished product was an Award Winner that blew everyone away ! CHECK-IT OUT !! JK
(Above: Roger O'Dell's '57 Seville Rear View, check-out those "Sam Foose Fins" ! At the 2006 GNRS it was an Award Winner, and picked up many other trophy's too !)
(Above: Sam Foose & Jonnie King at Starbird's 8th Anniversary Celebratiion, June, 2003)
SPECIAL NOTE: You can see the Original Custom Rodder Article on Roger O'Dell's '57 Seville & his wife's '60 Caddy OnLine at: http://www.customrodder.com/features/0611cr_1960_1957_cadillacs/
ALSO, see more of Barry Penfound's cars at his WebSite: http://www.penfounddesign.com/news2.htm
(NOTE: IMPALA CONCEPT DRAWING AT TOP OF PAGE COURTESY OF STEVE STANFORD. ALL OTHER IMAGES/PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE COURTESY OF THEIR ORIGINAL OWNERS/COPYRIGHT HOLDERS...WITH SINCERE THANKS !)