Every once in a while at one of the many car shows we attend each year we run across a car that really catches our attention. At the Billetproof Car Show in Antioch California it was a fat fendered 42 Ford Coupe.The cars stance, shade of orange, and excellent placement of scallops in off white with metal flake mixed in set this beauty apart from the rest of the cars. Some great pin-striping in all the right spots tied this kool kustom together.
The owner’s son (Ryan aka The Cast Iron Philosopher) shared the cars history with us on a different Facebook post…
My dad put the 1946 Oregon plates on it while he lived in Oregon, but he’s in the process of replacing them with the appropriate 1941 California YOM plates now that he’s back in CA. They feature a “19 CALIFORNIA 42” full-length upper plate topped with a “V” tab to designate 1943.”Ryan also said that his dad performed all the work with the exception of the pin-striping and seat upholstery. What a talented guy! It sure got the attention of the Swanx Car Club who awarded it the Best Suede “finer in primer” trophy. Well deserved!
Thanks Ryan for sharing your knowledge of the cars journey, history and a couple of your images as well as your dad for bringing out his awesome car!