Palle Eriksson's 1924 Chevrolet
1924 Chevrolet roadster owned and built by Palle Eriksson of Stockholm, Sweden. In order to lower the car up front, Palle "goosenecked" the frame. By goosenecking the frame, Palle could sit as a normal person inside the car. A blacksmith that worked for Palle's dad helped Palle weld and fabricate the rod. Palle's roadster was powered by a 392 Chrysler Hemi engine, and it was known as one of the fastest cars in the Stockholm area. In 1963 Palle's roadster was known as the only car that could beat Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford roadster in a street race.
Unfortunately, Palle crashed the car in South Africa. He had brought the car with him in 1966 for a job at a Chrysler company.
The car flipped over and fell down a cliff. In order to get the deposit money that he had to pay when he brought the car in back, he had to build a new car in Africa. He borrowed a Ford Model T phaeton body from a garage that he used to make a fiberglass mold. The new body was mounted on an Opel chassis before he took it back home to Sweden. The engine and some other parts were used on a T-23 rod shown at the April 1967 Hot Rod Show, see picture. After this the parts were probably spread in many directions.
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