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Pretty simple. I was always into old cars. My father, Charlie Pinto, was always into old cars. In 1968, he took a '66 Mustang 2+2 Fastback and did so many mods on it, it was damn near unrecognizable. He chopped out a cabriolet top, mounted '63 Imperial headlights on the front, and '59 Caddy tailfins on the back. Then he painted it Corvette Bronze and drove it around for a while. He sold it before I was old enough to know what it was, and this is the only picture of it that exists. (Where the car is I have know idea) I always wanted to do something like it, and over the years I had a ton of old cars but never any lettuce or time or a garage.

I always wanted a car with big fins. By the time I could afford one, I couldn't afford one anymore. '50s car price started getting krazy nuts high in the '90s, so in 2000, when my wife, my father and I moved to Florida, he made the suggestion...

"Why not put fins on the Chevy?"

That simple sentence would turn into years of hard work, time, some money, and a lot of crazy looks from a lot of people!


chris pinto 1941 dodge luxury liner christopher pinto

Me with my first ride,
a 1941 Dodge Luxury Liner
Sedan. 1981. I was 12.

1975 superfly cadillac eldorado custom chris pinto

My 1975 Dunham Coach "Superfly"
Custom Cadillac Eldorado. Wanted to
keep this one, but had to sell before
moving to Florida. June, 2000.

1940 lasalle chris pinto

Me with our 1940 LaSalle, 1981

1963 imperial crown chris pinto

My 1963 Imperial Crown, 1988

1974 cadillac eldorado chris pinto

My 1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible


1966 1967 1968 ford mustang fastback 2+2 wild custom 59 caddy fins cadillac imperial headlights t-top cabriolet crazy
Charlie Pinto's 1966 Mustang Fastback
2+2 Finned Custom, 1968

1949 buick roadmaster convertible charlie pinto
Charlie Pinto's 1949 Buick Roadmaster
Convertible Custom, early 50's

1956 buick century station wagon chris pinto

My 1956 Buick Century "Dragon Wagon"