Frank Galpin's 1952 Ford

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1952 Ford Convertible owned and designed by Frank Galpin of San Fernando, California. The car was restyled using Mercury and Lincoln parts. Up front the car was modified with a modified Mercury bumper fitted with a Lincoln bumper guard mounted in the center. The headlights were frenched and given a diamond peaking formed from Mercury front fender panels. The uncluttered side panels faded into the hand-made fins.[1]

Completed in 1952, Frank's Convertible became the first custom to roll out of Galpin Motors.[2]November 10 thru 16, 1952 Frank's Ford was shown at the third annual Motorama.[3] The following year it graced the cover of Motor Trend June 1953.

Magazine Features

Motor Trend June 1953
Trend Book 109 Custom Cars 1954 Annual



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