1961 DESOTO. KZKUSTOM’Z Flagship!!
Here is the Green Fiend!
This car was purchased back in 2010. Originally blue with a later interior and a lame engine and brakes.
Full Kustom job decided on this car due to the fact that original interior and other parts were almost impossible to source. Approx 1200 of these four door sedans were made back in 61 and lots of parts were exclusive to this one model. The other 61’s from the Chrysler marque did share somepanels but mostly trim was different.
Modifications to this car include Cut hood to accommodate the new tunnel ram, twin Holleys and bug catcher filter. Door handles have been shaved and remote poppers fitted. Also a remote power trunk release mechanism was fitted.
Remote exhaust cut outs are fitted, along with a new bespoke stainless dual exhaust system. The engine has been fully rebuilt.
Front disc conversion and dual power brake system fitted.
The interior is completely redone with front seats from a 72 Mercedes and rear seats from a 61 chrysler Windsor. All door panels have been hand made. Interior fabrics are black leather and metallic green vinyl.
Hand made 3″ stainless tubing makes up the centre console that houses a Mooneyes tach.
Exterior paint finish is a mixture of real flame effect under a Kandy green finish. Black paint is lacquered over with coarse green flake and holographic micro flake.The roof is finished in holographic strands.
Rims are Boyd Coddington.