The Predicta is one of Darryl Starbird’s most acclaimed custom creations.
It began as a 1957 Thunderbird and in 1959, in just under a year, Darryl completely redesigned and restyled the overall look and function of the car. It took roughly 11-weeks to rebuild the Predicta and it became Darryl's first fully functional show car. Since its debut, the Predicta established Darryl as a respected custom and show car builder.
As one of the first prominent bubble top cars to make the show scene, he debuted the Predicta at Oakland Roadster Show in California and completely redefined the custom car world.
It’s powered by a 392 Hemi and features a mono stick center steering handle. Starbird added push button controls, a TV, and dual foot pedal controls.
Later, Monogram partnered with Starbird and sold over 500,000 1:24-scale model kits.
In 1960 the Predicta won Car of the Future at the National Roadster Show in Oakland, California. Again in 1960, Motor Life chose the Predicta as the Top Custom of the year. The car was sent on a 17 week tour across 15 states, and it won major national prizes everywhere it was shown.