Who is the Greatest Custom Car Builder?


Who is the Greatest Custom Car Builder?

Certainly you’ve seen their work. They take the ordinary and build the extraordinary. But who among them is the greatest? Tell us by voting in Cars On Line’s latest poll: “Who is the Greatest Custom Car Builder of All Time?”

Pick your favorite designer from the list below, or write in your favorite using the “Other” blank at the end of the list. When you’re finished, be sure to click the “Done” button at the bottom of the page to submit your response. Once the votes are tallied we’ll publish the results, so you can see how hundreds of other readers voted.


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10 Responses to Who is the Greatest Custom Car Builder?

  1. wayne August 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    I picked George Barris because, in his day, he did some amazing award-winning work and deserves the recognition. Do I think he will win this poll? Probably not because too many today either don’t know who he was and haven’t seen his work. I believe Chip Foose is the “today” best and has a good chance of winning this title. Boyd Cottington would probably be my second choice and a close runner up. Theres going to be a lot of personal oppinion of cars that will separate Cottington from Foose. Just my take.

  2. Berry LoBeck (RIP) August 5, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

    I misspelled his name and I want to correct that beside”s Berry was one of the Good-Guys

  3. Rat-SS August 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    My name Mike Fink i like Ed big Daddy Roth “RAT FINK” Family you know how it is!

  4. Christian August 14, 2014 at 5:41 am #

    I choose Chip Foose, but Boyd Coddington was a great one too !!

    • Jocelyn August 15, 2014 at 8:17 am #

      Boyd Coddington taught Chip Foose everything he knows, the difference now is the latent. I choose Boyd as the greatest.

  5. Mike August 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    I choose Chip Foose he is hands down the best I’ve ever seen, I like George Barris also but Foose is the man when it comes to building/customizing cars of any kind very very talented.

    • Mendokid August 15, 2014 at 10:59 am #

      Chip Foose made Boyd Coddington.

  6. Robin McQueen August 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    I chose the Alexander Brothers…who actually built a whole bunch of very neat cars, recognized as the very best in their field…and did all the work themselves. Unlike a lot of the other customizers that had their workers, or subcontractors doing the work.
    And definitely not voting for Barris, who lays claim to the work of other people on a regular basis.

  7. Dave Bragg August 15, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    I picked George Barris because the coolest show cars came from the 50s thru the 70s !!! Foose and Coddington are ok but you just cant beat “The Batmobile, The Munsters Coach, The Monkee mobile (I know that was Dean) and all the hot rods and bubble cars from that time period !!! I am working on a 1/1 scale version of a model kit from the 70s, it will make heaglines when done !!! Top secret now !!! Keep building brothers !!!

  8. Charlie james January 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    Ok so why did george barris claim to build cars he did not! I thought he built the Dracula
    Now I see pics of jay ormburg sawing away on it in fab stage? The monkee mobile I was to dean Jeffries. Built! Wtf???

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