Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1937 Ford Custom

Mystery carIt may not look it, but this custom creation started life as a 1937 Ford! It was built by Reno and Roy Peretto during the late forties. The body was hand rolled and the engine came from a ’46 Mercury. A Chevy donated a few trim parts and the end result looked more like a production car than something hodge-podged together from junkyard bits. After paint and upholstery, the car was entered
in the 1951 Oakland Roadster Show where it apparently won its class! It was entered in a few other shows, but then was lost for a while until it showed up at an estate sale. Supposedly the current owner purchased it from the guy who found it and they claim to have paid $25k. They are now trying to sell it here on craigslist for $29,000.
1937 Ford CustomAs with any car listed for sale online, interested parties will want to do your own due diligence before sending any cash. The previous owner had attempted to sell the car a few times in the past, but their eBay listings always suffered from a lack of decent photos. The current owner has attempted to sell it a few times on the auction site too with no success. A detailed story was written here on Custom Car Chronicle that does fill in some of the gaps. At some point a different grill was molded in, but the original is with the car. The history here does make the car interesting and I could see an old hot rodder wanting it for their collection. A large gallery of photos can be viewed here. If you’re really interested though, your best bet would be to head over to Ocala, Florida and inspect the car in-person.

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