Surf Woody

The 1960s marked the high point of the customizing culture, and George Barris was the King of Customs with more than 45 creations during this decade. The “Surf Woody” shown on the cover of the April 1965 issue of Hot Rod magazine was shot on the beach at Waikiki, Hawaii. This twin-Paxton supercharged creation ranks alongside Barris’ Buick Villa Riviera as one of the most famous customs of the ‘60s. Ansen Automotive in Los Angeles, California built the twice-blown 289-cubic-inch Mustang V8. A Ford Cruise-O-Matic transmission was used to deliver power to the rear axle.