Jack Stewart,'50 Oldsmobile. While most other shops were adopting
a flamboyant gingerbread style at least partially promoted by
car show competition in the '50s, Valley Custom retained a less-is-more
attitude that relied on skilled, usually complicated metalwork
rather than paddled-on lead or bolted-on chrome. The four inch
sectioned, "Orchid Flame" painted, Polynesian Olds,
completed in '53, was their best example of '50s styling. Built
while serviceman Stewart was stationed in California, he took
it home to Toledo, Ohio, where it was later modified with rear
fender fins of some sort, and is reportedly stored at a shop called
the Red Lacquer Room, awaiting restoration.
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