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Starbird, who has been customizing cars for about ten
years, says the "Ultra" cost 15 thousand 1 dollars and
required about two thousand hours of work. The interior
is done in white leather. 3

Starbird turns out five or six custom cars a year, along
with several others which are slightly modified.

The bed of the pickup is hardly recognizable. It's
lid is trimmed in white leatherette. There's not much

If you'd like to see all the 165 models turned out by
Detroit under one roof, don't go to the Will Rogers
Exhibits Building in Fort Worth. However, if you'd like
to see what imagination, several thousand hours work, and
several thousand dollars can do, this is the place to go.
The Hot Rod and Custom Show, which runs through tomorrow,
is highlighted by the "Ultra", which started out as a
162 Chevy pickup. The dazzling custom job was designed
and built by Darrell Starbird, of Wichita, Kansas, the
show's producer.





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Video footage from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about The Hot Rod and Custom Show of cars at the Will Rogers Exhibits Building in Fort Worth.

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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Custom autos], item, December 5, 1964; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc969186/m1/1/ocr/: accessed May 29, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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