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John D’Agostino is the owner of Celebrity Kustoms / D’Agostino Kustoms in Discovery Bay, California. Born in Pittsburg, John got in to building and customizing model cars when he was a child. Inspired by the works of Barris, Winfield, Hines, Starbird, and Watson, John embarked on a lifelong journey of designing and building custom cars. He’s become an icon in the world of customs with numerous awards so extensive that they rival anyone in the business. He’s a prolific builder and his builds are in private collections and museums around the world.
“I build your dream car.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Learning how to adjust to the economic tides when older customs weren’t being purchased.
Building celebrity cars has proven to be a great direction for John.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE
A 1951 Mercury Midnight Sensation.
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
When building a custom car focus on making it simple while being attractive.
The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders by Maximilian Funk
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
If you love custom cars follow your dream.
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