The restored Golden Sahara II debuts in Geneva: How (and why) an American custom legend resurfaced in Switzerland – Graham Kozak @Autoweek

The famed custom is wearing fresh paint and a new set of light-up Goodyear shoes



If you had to guess the time and place for the grand re-emergence of the storied Golden Sahara II, you’d probably choose a traditional American rod custom show. Detroit Autorama, maybe, or the Grand National Roadster Show. Maybe even SEMA.

For our part, we were betting on Autorama. Sneak-peek shots of the George Barris-designed, 1953 Lincoln Capri-based radical custom — formerly owned by the late Jim “Street” Skonzakes, and purchased at auction last year by Chicago-area collector Larry Klairmont — loaded onto a car-hauler, sporting a sparkling new coat of paint, only seemed to reinforce the notion.

And then it turned up in Switzerland, on display at the Geneva motor show alongside the Bugattis and the Pininfarinas and Koenigseggs.

Read the rest of Graham’s article here


Categories: 1953, 2019, Autoweek, GNRS, Golden Sahara II

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