Friday, 12 May 2017

Loco Banditos Galaxie

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Unquestionably my favourite car from this year's Wheels Day, this bona fide California custom has such astoundingly detailed candy paint, you get a sugar rush just standing near it.
Its owner, Steve Neimantas, spotted the car at the Bakersfield Hot Rod Reunion in California, a 'for sale' sign perched in the window, and it was love at first sight. He just had to have it. The Galaxie had been treated to AccuAir air-ride, disc brakes all round, a retrimmed Thunderbird interior, and it still features its original 352 Y-block motor with column-shift. But the main lure, of course, is the paint - the amount of time and effort it must have taken is mind-boggling, it makes you want to dive into the mile-deep lacquer and swim around in the trippy, LSD-inspired colours, shapes and patterns. I can't stop staring at it. I want everything in life to be this colourful.

More Wheels Day 2017 pics here.

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