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#30 6cyl. Modified Historic Race Car
1932 Ford Chassis
Engine- 261cc Chevrolet including racing cam. Fuel- 3 single downdraft carburetors mounted on an Offy intake manifold. Power steering built by Buzzy & David Rutterman of NASCAR fame. 4 speed transmission. Quick change rear end. Custom headers with outside exhaust. Car has all correct cage bars and outside bars and bumpers. Kirkey aluminum seat and head protection. Removable racing steering wheel. Full stock car belts. Gauges- oil pressure, water temp., RPM gauge. 2 sets of five wide wheels for asphalt and dirt racing. Paint color same as Marty Robbins' race car (country singer), with lettering hand painted by NASCAR's Buddy Adams.
Race car was a winner at Tallahatchie Race Track in Georgia. Also part of the Race Cars of Yesterday in Florida.
1949 Ford Convertible, Flathead V8.
With Overdrive, 100 HP, 239 CID
Popularly called the "Shoebox Ford"; for its slab-sided, "ponton"; design, the 1949 Ford is
credited both with saving Ford and ushering in modern streamlined car design with changes
such as integrated fenders and more. Ford completely redesigned its namesake car for the
year 1949. Save for its drive-train, this was an all-new car in every way, with a modern ladder
frame now supporting a coil spring independent suspension in front and longitudinal semi-
elliptical springs in back. The engine was moved forward to make more room in the passenger
compartment and the antiquated "torque tube"; was replaced by a modern drive shaft.
This car was assembled at the Chester Assembly Plant in Chester, PA on September 23,
1949. It was the 226th car off the line that day. Dr. W.O. Ulrich, M.D. bought it new. John
Cascio (a retired judge from Pittsburgh, pa) bought it twenty-five years later from his uncle. He
borrowed $5,000 from his parents to buy it. The judge used the car on his honeymoon and
kept it 40 years until the car was sold to the current owner in November 2015.
The engine, transmission, and overdrive were restored in 2015.
New shocks, only 600 miles
New trunk and door seals
Brakes serviced and replaced as necessary
Spare set of wheel trim rings
Ready to tour and show!
Click on the button below to see a short video on the restoration of our 1929 Peerless. Special thanks to our super talented son-in-law, Griffin Partilla, who created this fantastic video. And to the star of the show, our grand-daughter Lorelei, cheers to the next generation who love great historic cars!
Featured on the nationally syndicated TV show "Daytime" with our 1930 Packard
A few of the cars currently under restoration
Collectible Cars For Sale
1952 Lincoln Capri Convertible
price reduced... $39,700
call Brando, Owner 813-917-9205
Winner of the Audi Sponsorship Award at Lakeland Auto Show - Lake Mirror Classic, October, 2017
V-8, overhead valve, 90 degree 160hp, 317.5 cid. Hydramatic transmission. Convertible top jacks have been converted to new hydraulic system. Most parts were re-chromed. Excellent interior. Good paint. Engine compartment was detailed. Fuel tank cleaned and re-lined. Radiator fresh from cleaning. New tires. New battery. New brakes and flex hoses.
Time to take the top down and tour!
The Capri was sold by Lincoln for the 1952 through 1959 model years. It is this car that earned the “Hot Rod Lincoln” term, having won the top four spots in the Stock Car category of the Pan American Road Race in both 1952 and 1953. 14,342 Capris were sold in its debut year. In the October, 1952, issue of Popular Mechanics, a Lincoln Capri was tested, 0-60 mph time was 14.8 seconds, while the quarter-mile was 21.3 seconds. The Capri was also one of the first vehicles to offer an automatic headlight dimmer as optional equipment.
The Capri offers the first ball-joint front suspension, doing away with king-pins, and a completely redesigned frame, with six cross-members and K-type reinforcement.
Wheelbase 123.0 in, Length 214.0 in, Width 77.5 in, Height 62.6 in, Curb weight 4,600 lb
"Son, you're gonna' drive me to drinkin' if you don't stop drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln."
High NADA value $67,000... asking only $39,700
Motivated to sell, we need the room in the shop for restoration clients' cars!
Call Brando 813-917-9205