Fred Steele's 1932 Ford

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An early grey primered version of Fred's roadster. Photo by Herb Dreher, courtesy of Hot Rod Revival.
A photo of Fred's roadster taken at the 1957 Hartford Autorama. Photo from The Joe Kizis Photo Collection.
Fred's roadster at the 1957 Hartford Autorama.

1932 Ford Roadster owned by Ty-Rods member Fred Steele of Boxboro, Massachusetts. Fellow Ty-Rods member Jack Crosby suggested that Fred should channel the car. An early version of the car was painted in gray primer, and the the contrast between the primer and the bright chrome made a startling contrast.[1]

In 1957 the car was shown at the Hartford Autorama, by then it was powered by a 296, 270-bhp Mercury mill complete with four pots. The car had been clocked at 132.6 mph.

Magazine Features

Rod Builder & Customizer August 1957
Rodding and Re-styling January 1958
Rolls & Pleats Number 7
Rodders Journal Number 36



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