Custom Car History Lesson: Hirohata Merc
Traditional Hot Rod and Custom Car History
If you’ve never heard of the “Hirohata Merc” it’s about time you did.
The car started as a low-mileage 1951 Mercury Club coupe owned by Bob Hirohata. In 1952, Bob caught a glimpse of the chop Sam Barris put on his Mercury and that’s all it took for Bob to drive the Mercury to Barris Kustoms for a full custom treatment.
In the end, Sam Barris, brother George Barris and Frank Sonzogni transformed the Hirohata Merc into a Kustom Legend. Read all about it at Kustomrama.com.
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