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Aesthetically, Joe Wilhelm‘s Mark Mist GT is a tough car to swallow. Indeed, the modifications made to this 1936 Ford coupe may cause gastronomic distress for some of you out there. However, as an artifact of a bygone age (which, really, is what all collector cars eventually become, correct?) – specifically the wild show car era of the late 1950s and early 1960s – the Mark Mist GT is capably illustrative. From the seller’s description:
This is THE Mark Mist GT. Built by Joe Wilhelm in 1959. It evolved through the 60s as one of the icons of the show car circuit. Starting with a 36 Ford couple, Joe chopped, channeled, and sectioned the body to start. From there an extensive list of modifications were performed, both cosmetic and mechanical. A truly radical custom in every way, the Mark Mist is an amazing piece of history. Featured several times by both Car Craft and Rod and Custom magazines throughout the 60s. The car is in amazing unrestored condition. It is complete, including the handmade 4-carb intake on the 322 ci Buick Nailhead engine. Not to mention the adaptor used to mate up the Cadillac Hydra-Matic auto trans. The Jaguar front suspension and brakes are intact, as is the Oldsmobile rear axle and suspension. The power windows, electric door openers, even the custom one-off tail light panel are all functional. It’s truly a time capsule!
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