History of the Golden Sahara



From the remains of George’s Lincoln, Barris Kustoms built the Golden Sahara for Jim Skonzakes of Dayton, Ohio. The interior of the Golden Sahara was completed by Glen Houser and Bob Houser of Carson Top Shop. The interior of the car featured a TV set mounted in the dash, a hi-fi radio mounted below the TV, a tape recorder installed between the driver and passenger in the front seat, and a complete cocktail bar with its own refrigerator unit installed in the back seat. Golden frieze material and white Naugahyde covered the seats, dash, and side panels. A shag rug with two-inch padding made the floor of the car luxuriously soft to the feet. All interior trim were gold-plated. In 1960, the second version of the Golden Sahara won Best Custom and Best Display at the first annual National Champion Custom Car Show.

Source: Kustomrama

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