I have been retired for over 10 years and really don’t keep in touch with old employees any more except for Max. Â Max is still working selling lots of GM vehicles and stops by once in while to take me to lunch and bring me up to date on the General. Â Max and I go back 40 years and even though I have not seen him in a couple of years it seemed liked we had just talked yesterday. Â He stopped by to show me a new Camaro which I have been wanting for a year or so. Â I rode a short distance and have now decided I don’t fit in these cars. Â My head hits the top and I have a hard time exiting once in the seat. Â I think Bob O’s Coupe has more room.
Max loved Ruby and he thought it was a very comfortable car for a 1947 model. Â I used to take Max with me to look at forties and woodies when he worked with me. Â He would always give me an opinion of whether I should purchase the car or pass. Â He really gave me good advice as he was the general sales manager at my dealership. Â Sometimes when wanting a certain car it is a good idea to take along a second party with no bias concerning the buying decision. Â Purchasing a car in today’s economy is really a “tough love” decision. Â A project is almost out of the question for the retiree on a budget. Â As I have mentioned many times, the cost of goods and services will put you way over the top of the cars actual value. Â Purchasing one that is drivable and needs your personal touch makes more sense to most of us. Â On the other hand if you have the budget and want the car bad enough, go for it.
I have a friend who buys and sells cars and loves the hunt and the selling process. Â He purchases the cars, reconditions them and advertises them nationally with good results. Â I don’t do that anymore, as my 40 years in the business satisfied my hunger. Â I much prefer to own and drive cars to the many events we have in the LA area. Â I have a sample of my friend’s recent purchase and reconditioning of a 40 Ford coupe. Â Remember once a car salesman always a car salesman.
Some people really know what snow is all about. Â I am not sure if Brian has heat in his garage, but I hope so because this little standard will make you want to go out in the garage.
I have always preferred the 5 window coupe seat done in this style Â The hole in the floor must mean three pedals as the Limeworks column has no shifter.
Stance is everything on a 40 coupe. Â Maybe paint the fenders in red oxide, install a rubber mat, tint the glass real dark and take off for the Roundup. Â You don’t need bumpers on a coupe just a hot engine.
Here is another 40 coupe interior that looks nice. Â Bob just had this installed and looks stock.
The engine compartment has been cleaned up and the firewall is very nice indicating this was/is a nice solid body.
Here is the car ready for a new home. Â I love the maroon coupes as they are very different in a sea of black ones.
Dual pencil tips, YOM plate, and a perfect stance make this a very desirable 40 coupe for someone. Â If interested let me know and I will connect you to the seller.
I love this top and want mine to have the same profile but with a Duvall windshield. Â I hope Alan can duplicate.
SO-CAL is selling these reproduction SBC Fenton headers. Â I had a set of these on my Chevrolet in the 50’s. Â they sound great and have dual pipes from the manifolds back. Â We use to run 4 exhaust pipes out the back but only two mufflers. Â When was the last time you saw a set of these on eBay?
Today’s Woody… dreaming.
Here is a nice 40 woody and a 25 foot Garwood wooden boat out for the day. Â It looks like a heavy load for the woody.