21 November 2018
In 1950, 20-year-old Leo Lyons had a dream of building a custom car unlike any other - he would scratch build it from the ground up.
In 1950, 20-year-old Leo Lyons had a dream of building a custom car unlike any other - he would scratch build it from the ground up. Over the following few years, Leo became acquainted with some of the legends of Southern California speed and custom, such as Ed Iskenderian and both George and Sam Barris, who helped out.
The chassis and body panels were purchased from the Ford Motor Company and the legendary firm California Metal Shaping custom designed and built many of the body panels.
Recognised as the last significant custom Mercury built in the 1950s, Esval is commemorating young Lyons' vision with a limited edition resincast, featuring some truly exquisite detail and a sublime finish, replicating the car as it has been restored in recent times.
For further information on this outstanding model, and to see more photos, visit Esval's website at www.esvalmodels.com.