We have loved ‘golden’ cars over the years, and a list of those from around the world can be found on our coverage of Gold plated cars. One such instance of undergoing ‘golden transformations’ is the 1984 Buick Regal, which has been reconstructed by car enthusiast Adam Vigil who gave golden touches in many parts of the classic vehicle including its exterior body and engine, and also gave himself some rights to be proud amongst his peers.
This 1984 Buick Regal was purchased by Adam Vigil more than 13 years ago, during his teenage years when he looked to transform the vehicle and bring it back to shape but was unsuccessful. Over the years and multiple experiments, he transformed the vehicle into a stylish car, much to the envy of his friends.
The first stage involved the removal of the body from the frame, and giving it a raspberry paint coat, especially towards the front part of the car done with the help of Pueblo Powder coaters. With reference to the engine, Romero’s took the onus of doing the gold-plating on the parts of the engine, where as the chrome plating and polishing was done by Alert Plating before finally finishing off with a few more tinges adding to the transformational coloring on the body.
After these were completed, the body was put back on the frame. Since the car was going to be a low-rider, special hydraulic lifts were used which lifts the car and brings it out to highlight the underskirt of the body. Other additions included the installation of a 12-inch sub-woofer Kenwood music system and new upholstery with Suede carpeting creating a new dimension to the Buick’s appeal. Since then, the car has won numerous awards and hopefully for Adam, his sons are looking to carry forward the family tradition of transforming cars into classic low riders.
Via: Low Rider Magazine