This perfect purple roadster belongs to Rich Guasco, who has owned it since 1951 and did all the work himself.

Like the plate says, it won America's Most Beautiful Roadster in 1961. In 1962 it won the Most Beautiful Competition Car award. We're told that it is the only car to win both.

Unlike Garys bullet-nosed custom this is a real traditional-style roadster.

Yes, those are socks on the oil breathers. Now you know what to do when the dryer leaves you with all those odd socks you can't match up. On the right, the arrow points to the window tab. On the way down to see us the tabs broke and made for an especially chilly ride on this overcast day. We fabricated, polished and installed new ones while the GoodGuys toured the shop.

We all thought Rich's Roadster had the coolest fenders.

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Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA., 1-800-HOT-ROD-5.

Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services and sells parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.