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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Here she is a unique 1955 Ford 'Beatnik Bubbletop'

If you see this car, might be reminded you to the jets and spaceship euphoria in the 1950s to 1960s car's design. The car may also represent the views of the people in that era about what the cars of the future might be look: running by means of drift, bubbletop, but still in the retro looks!
The Beatnik Bubbletop, a custom 1955 Ford created by Gary Fioto, sports a tinted Lexan bubble. (Picture from: http://usat.ly/1Hwaevd)
Well, this unique car nicknamed 'Beatnik bubbletop' is scheduled to be auctioned by Auctions America in their auction in California, on July 17-18, 2015 . This unique car is expected to sell under the hammer in the range of $150,000 to $250,000, or approximately Rp.1.99 billion to Rp.3.32 billion!
Auto designer Gary "Chopit" Fioto customized a 1955 Ford into a Bubbletop, giving it the nickname Beatnik after his famed car club. (Picture from: http://usat.ly/1Hwaevd)
Beatnik bubbletop built based on 1955 Ford, with many mixed and customization of a variety of different cars. With the 1988 Lincoln Town Car chassis that has been modified, Beatnik has the rear bumper that taken from the 1958 Cadillac front bumper.
Instead of lowering the roof of his original 1955 Ford, designer Gary "Chopit" Fioto raised it while creating his custom Beatnik Bubbletop, creating the largest-ever Bubbletop custom. (Picture from: http://usat.ly/1Hwaevd)
The unique and iconic car is a creations of the talented modifier Gary 'Chopit' Fioto, who is conforming with his nicknamed has a hobby 'cut up' the car. According Fioto, the most important element to a custom car is, "a custom car must be have an attitude.
The 1955 Ford custom-built Beatnik Bubbletop is set to go up for auction at Auctions America in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday, July 18. Auctioneers estimate the car will sell between $150,00 and $250,000. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1SmlyiB)
"Attitude, different or unique, is that I look for when I modify a car. Anything that makes the car look cool I will do, and the car must also be seen as always moving, even when at rest or parked," said Fioto.
Under the hood, lies a custom V8 350 Chevy engine capacity of 5.7-liter, six-carburetor induction, serpentine belt system, Hedman Hedders and finned Moon Valve cover. Beatnik bubbletop has also received many awards, including the 'George Barris Kustom d'Elegance Award' a few years ago. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | USA TODAY]
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