Mechanic Converts $400 Rust Bucket Into America’s Best Custom Car

A TENACIOUS mechanic has converted a $400 rust bucket into America’s best custom car. JF Launier, 39, spent 22,000 hours and $300,000 pimping out a 1964 Buick Riveria – even remortgaging his parents’ house as well as his own to finance the project.

But the risk paid off when the finished article – named Rivision – won the Ridler award for America’s most creative and innovative custom car at the 2014 Detroit Autorama.

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Its value has also jumped with Mr Launier estimating it to be worth at least $1.65m in man-hours alone. Mr Launier runs JF Kustoms in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada.

Via: Barcroft Cars / Images: barcroft.tv

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