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Chopped, channeled, chompered – this Deuce hot rod certainly was cut from similar cloth as Chili Catallo’s Little Deuce Coupe, but it has its own unique history sans Californian pop-surf princes. It seems the seller both understands and appreciates the car’s history and wants to find a buyer who will do likewise. He writes:
Back in 1956 Mr. **** Roy of Windsor Ontario and one of the founding members of the Tecumseh Push Rods took on the task of building a 1932 Ford deuce 5 window coupe show car. Adopting the East Coast style of chopping and channeling, he created a menacing look and stance that still looks great today. Present are the original 1953 303 Olds Rocket with Edelbrock tri power with 94’s and hydro transmission that Mr Roy installed back in 1956. Mr. Roy stayed competitive with the car for 12 years. He finally retired the car in 1968, not quite finishing his final creative phase. Forty years later I was fortunate to cross paths with this great survivor and took on the task with John and Rob Kouw of Cruisin Customs to bring her back to life and preserve it’s as found REAL patina. While under restoration, the brakes, suspension and steering were refreshed. The unfinished rear fenders were completed to compliment the car as it competed in the mid 1960’s. The engine was rebuilt before it was stored away and still runs like new. While under restoration the original trophies, club plaque and original photos documenting the many phases of the car were also secured and are included with the sale. A 32 truck grill as originally used and Guide headlights are also included if a buyer would like to change the car back to an earlier phase of it’s history. Forty years on this car still steals the show winning best preservation class at the 2009 Detroit Autorama Extreme and was honored as the 2009 #8 event T-shirt at the Hunnert Car Pile-up.
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