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John D'Agostino is a big car guy! Okay, that's correct, but we're also talking really BIG cars here, mostly Cadillacs and Lincolns. Now, most of John's heavy metal efforts have been confined to cars of the '50s, but when he came across this low-mileage '67 Continental coupe, its potential was realized immediately, and he just couldn't resist. As the Lincoln is now some 35 model years old, it isn't exactly a new vehicle, but in the world of traditional kustomizing where John resides it's probably pushing the envelope quite a but with such a "late model."

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But what is customizing (we'll use a "C" here for the hobby overall) if not pushing an envelope of some sort? It sure as heck isn't historic restoration-not by a long shot! Creating new, yet comfortably familiar shapes from production automobiles has been an obsession for many since the birth of such contraptions in the late 19th Century. Yes, we're officially in the automobile's third century of existence-pretty incredible when you think about it. Some, including John, feel we've possibly gone just a bit too far, at least if our roots are based in the traditions set down by pioneers in our hobby. Thankfully for men like John, many of those pioneers are still practicing their craft; men like Gene Winfield and Frank DeRosa, and young apostles of the craft too, like Oz, are coming along to fill in the gaps left by those who have gone on to that big kustom shop in the sky.

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With John's plan of attack, adding the aforementioned body building skills of Oz's Kustoms and DeRosa and Son, with able assistance of such skilled practitioners of the art as craftsman Greg Westbury, and Gene Winfield's world renowned talent for applying blended paint jobs, and you've got a winning team, creating a '67 Connie like no other!

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Modifications At A Glance
John D'Agostino
Antioch, California
1967 Continental coupe



Chopped 2 1/2"; nosed, decked, and dechromed; handles shaved w/door and trunk access via Unkl Al's remotes; rear wheelwells lowered; bar grille w/floating chrome bar across Lucas-style headlamps by Greg Westbury, Concord, CA; gas filler moved to trunk; taillights modified with chrome bullets; bumpers modified and smoothed; rocker panels flared; all chrome by Sherms's, Sacramento, CA; all pot metal welding by Dick Falk at Valley Restorations, Concord, CA 'glass by "The Glassman," Pacheco, CA; restored original CA license plates by Mojo Artworks, Manassas, VA; blended shades of House of Kolor Kandy Pearl Copper, Cinnamon, and Kandy Root Beer blended to White Pearl by Gene Winfield, Mojave, CA, assisted by Frank DeRosa Jr., and Carl Slawinski; bodywork by Oz's Kustoms, Oroville, CA, and Frank DeRosa and Son, Pittsburg, CA; 3M products were used throughout construction.

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Lincoln 462-cid, 335hp V-8 and driveline; mechanical work by A&A Auto, Brentwood, CA; chrome valve covers; Inglese Cool Flex Hoses; radiator w/chromed tanks by U.S. Radiator; engine detail by Fontana's Auto Repair, Antioch, CA; exhaust and Turbo mufflers by Bill and Tom Frasier, Antioch Muffler, Antioch, CA; additional construction assistance by East Bay Welding.

Lowering:
Frame C'd at rear; driveline tunneled, and Air Ride Technologies air suspension installed by Oz's Kustoms; Vintage Cadillac 48-spoke wire wheels w/bullet centered T-Bird 3-prong knockoffs by roadster Wire Wheels, mounting BFGoodrich 8:15 x 15 1-inch whitewall Corker tires all around.

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'60s-style in combination of pleats and 4" biscuits w/buttons, stitched in ivory leatherette with accents and piping in copper Egyptian mohair; dark brown English Wilton wool carpeting; custom-fabricated headliner w/'58 Cadillac trim spears; all upholstery by Bob Divine Custom Interiors, Martinez, CA; custom painted steering wheel w/bullet center; climate control by Vintage Air; Pioneer 12-disc CD combo w/8 speakers; VCR w/ 5" color TV, installed by Lodi Stereo, Lodi, CA; power windows by Specialty Power Windows.


Read more: http://www.customrodder.com/features/0203cr_1967_lincoln_continental_coupe/viewall.html

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It’s a great story. Born in 1947, Ken Godfrey headed off to school each day, clutching his lunch money. He never bought lunch however, preferring to save the week’s worth until Friday afternoons, when he would stop by the local newsagency on his way home. That lunch money bought more than just sandwiches. It bought the 14 year old his dream world; hot rod and custom magazines. Not content
with simply flipping through the pages, Ken began drawing his own versions of the machines before him..
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Ken went on to create some of Australia’s coolest customs, including this ’63 Lincoln Continental.


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John D'Agostino is a big car guy! Okay, that's correct, but we're also talking really BIG cars here, mostly Cadillacs and Lincolns. Now, most of John's heavy metal efforts have been confined to cars of the '50s, but when he came across this low-mileage '67 Continental coupe, its potential was realized immediately, and he just couldn't resist. As the Lincoln is now some 35 model years old, it isn't exactly a new vehicle, but in the world of traditional kustomizing where John resides it's probably pushing the envelope quite a but with such a "late model."
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But what is customizing (we'll use a "C" here for the hobby overall) if not pushing an envelope of some sort? It sure as heck isn't historic restoration-not by a long shot! Creating new, yet comfortably familiar shapes from production automobiles has been an obsession for many since the birth of such contraptions in the late 19th Century. Yes, we're officially in the automobile's third century of existence-pretty incredible when you think about it. Some, including John, feel we've possibly gone just a bit too far, at least if our roots are based in the traditions set down by pioneers in our hobby. Thankfully for men like John, many of those pioneers are still practicing their craft; men like Gene Winfield and Frank DeRosa, and young apostles of the craft too, like Oz, are coming along to fill in the gaps left by those who have gone on to that big kustom shop in the sky.
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With John's plan of attack, adding the aforementioned body building skills of Oz's Kustoms and DeRosa and Son, with able assistance of such skilled practitioners of the art as craftsman Greg Westbury, and Gene Winfield's world renowned talent for applying blended paint jobs, and you've got a winning team, creating a '67 Connie like no other!
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John D'Agostino is a big car guy! Okay, that's correct, but we're also talking really BIG cars here, mostly Cadillacs and Lincolns. Now, most of John's heavy metal efforts have been confined to cars of the '50s, but when he came across this low-mileage '67 Continental coupe, its potential was realized immediately, and he just couldn't resist. As the Lincoln is now some 35 model years old, it isn't exactly a new vehicle, but in the world of traditional kustomizing where John resides it's probably pushing the envelope quite a but with such a "late model."
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But what is customizing (we'll use a "C" here for the hobby overall) if not pushing an envelope of some sort? It sure as heck isn't historic restoration-not by a long shot! Creating new, yet comfortably familiar shapes from production automobiles has been an obsession for many since the birth of such contraptions in the late 19th Century. Yes, we're officially in the automobile's third century of existence-pretty incredible when you think about it. Some, including John, feel we've possibly gone just a bit too far, at least if our roots are based in the traditions set down by pioneers in our hobby. Thankfully for men like John, many of those pioneers are still practicing their craft; men like Gene Winfield and Frank DeRosa, and young apostles of the craft too, like Oz, are coming along to fill in the gaps left by those who have gone on to that big kustom shop in the sky.

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With John's plan of attack, adding the aforementioned body building skills of Oz's Kustoms and DeRosa and Son, with able assistance of such skilled practitioners of the art as craftsman Greg Westbury, and Gene Winfield's world renowned talent for applying blended paint jobs, and you've got a winning team, creating a '67 Connie like no other!

Modifications At A Glance
John D'Agostino
Antioch, California
1967 Continental coupe


Customizing:
Chopped 2 1/2"; nosed, decked, and dechromed; handles shaved w/door and trunk access via Unkl Al's remotes; rear wheelwells lowered; bar grille w/floating chrome bar across Lucas-style headlamps by Greg Westbury, Concord, CA; gas filler moved to trunk; taillights modified with chrome bullets; bumpers modified and smoothed; rocker panels flared; all chrome by Sherms's, Sacramento, CA; all pot metal welding by Dick Falk at Valley Restorations, Concord, CA 'glass by "The Glassman," Pacheco, CA; restored original CA license plates by Mojo Artworks, Manassas, VA; blended shades of House of Kolor Kandy Pearl Copper, Cinnamon, and Kandy Root Beer blended to White Pearl by Gene Winfield, Mojave, CA, assisted by Frank DeRosa Jr., and Carl Slawinski; bodywork by Oz's Kustoms, Oroville, CA, and Frank DeRosa and Son, Pittsburg, CA; 3M products were used throughout construction.
1967 Lincoln Continental Rear Interior

Rodding:
Lincoln 462-cid, 335hp V-8 and driveline; mechanical work by A&A Auto, Brentwood, CA; chrome valve covers; Inglese Cool Flex Hoses; radiator w/chromed tanks by U.S. Radiator; engine detail by Fontana's Auto Repair, Antioch, CA; exhaust and Turbo mufflers by Bill and Tom Frasier, Antioch Muffler, Antioch, CA; additional construction assistance by East Bay Welding.

Lowering:
Frame C'd at rear; driveline tunneled, and Air Ride Technologies air suspension installed by Oz's Kustoms; Vintage Cadillac 48-spoke wire wheels w/bullet centered T-Bird 3-prong knockoffs by roadster Wire Wheels, mounting BFGoodrich 8:15 x 15 1-inch whitewall Corker tires all around.


Trimming:
'60s-style in combination of pleats and 4" biscuits w/buttons, stitched in ivory leatherette with accents and piping in copper Egyptian mohair; dark brown English Wilton wool carpeting; custom-fabricated headliner w/'58 Cadillac trim spears; all upholstery by Bob Divine Custom Interiors, Martinez, CA; custom painted steering wheel w/bullet center; climate control by Vintage Air; Pioneer 12-disc CD combo w/8 speakers; VCR w/ 5" color TV, installed by Lodi Stereo, Lodi, CA; power windows by Specialty Power Windows.

Read more: http://www.customrodder.com/features/0203cr_1967_lincoln_continental_coupe/



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