- Written by webmin
Following the excellent gallery of photos from the Oakland roadster show in the 1980s, we got to wondering whatever happened to most of those show cars from that era. With the amount of time and energy invested into them, they surely haven’t been crushed, and we can’t imagine many of them seeing regular street use, where they’d be subjected to dings, dents, rust and wear. The most likely answer is what appears to have happened to this 1934 Ford Model Y since it won the Ridler in 1982: It simply remained in the builder’s possession, kept up and occasionally trotted out to a show or cruise night. From the seller’s description:
Car has been kept as originally built by John Pappert. It has a 302-cubic-inch Ford engine, C4 automatic transmission, independent front and rear suspension (heavily chromed), four-wheel power disk brakes, power steering, power windows, and polished stainless steel gas tank and subfloor. The interior is leather with cut-down Mustang buckets, overhead console, tilt and telescoping steering column and black carpeting. Car has been driven approximately 8,500 miles since it was completed in 1982. The paint is black lacquer with flames and is original to the build, showing some cracking and imperfections, but presentable. The car features the original Henry Ford steel body, fenders and tank cover with the only modification being the filled roof. The entire chassis is custom built. The car handles and performs very well. The wheelbase is 90 inches and the car looks like a smaller 1933/34 Ford Model 40. It is registered in California under YOM (Year of Mfg.) plates and includes 1934 California license plates
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