One of my all-time favorite cars, this '32 featured in the May 1961 Hot Rod was built by Jim Lytle, who later built a well-known '34 Ford Tudor drag car powered by an Allison V-12 fighter plane engine.
This coupe was also pretty unique, being channeled, with fenders. Note the set-back Hemi with the removable cowl panel. Also pretty cool are the headlights under the front fenders and the way the rear fender were effectively bobbed by rotating them forward. I also love the wild yellow/red paint job, so simple and well done. The wheel covers are aftermarket pieces; the disk is basically a copy of the '57 Dodge Lancer, but these have a three-bar spinner.
I can't believe this car was passed over as one of the "75 Significant Deuces."
Post by Bernard Kron on Dec 2, 2011 11:11:57 GMT -5
Great example of the benefits to styling, stance and lines that a competition car can provide. One of my favorite full fendered Deuces of all time and really quite unique in its clean simplicity. A traditional style we don't see done that often in the modeling world (or among 1:1 revivalists for that matter).