"One of a Kind" Car- Head Turner-Smooth Running & Driving
Purchased and modified in 1956 by Frank & John Balzano- later by late Dana Pope
All metal body- straight - no accidents- beautiful Mercury Metallic Blue paint
Thunderbird V8 Engine-312 cu- 202 hp
New Engine Gauges- New Water and Fuel Pumps
3-2 Barrel Holley Carbs- 3 speed Manual Floor Shifter
New Gas Tank- New Engine Heater Core; New Radiator; 4 New Steel Belted Wide Whitewalls
Frenched Headlights with '53 Ford Rings and Formed Hoods
Door Handles removed - '55 Mercury station wagon taillights.
Buick portholes installed in the hood--fender skirts with '53 Mercury spears
2- '53 Studebaker splash pans to the front & rear (one flipped on top of the other)
Manual Steering with Drum Brakes- manual windows
Driver's door release button under front grille with remote
Trunk release button under driver's dash
'58 Chevy Taillights serve as front turn indicators
Hand-formed hoods added to the taillights to mimic the front headlights
Two '59 Edsel grilles horizontally installed front and rear framed by '59 Buick grille mesh
Restored am/fm original radio- modern am/fm radio-45 rpm vintage record player
Unique blue & white pleated and rolled Naugahyde Interior matched by the Roof, Dash & Trunk.
Pinstriping by Larry Watson of White Plains, New York.
Dual functioning Spotlights - dual "faux" Lake Pipes
"Star Dust" has accumulated 53 trophies- Best on Show, Best Interior & Best Paint. "Star Dust" Appeared on magazine covers: December, 1960 cover of "Car Craft" magazine; July, 1961 cover of "Customs Illustrated".