Peter Chiraluce's 1956 Ford

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Photo courtesy of Hartfor Autorama.
Peter's Ford as it was presented in the Souvenir Pictorial for the 1961 Hartford Autorama.
Peter's Ford was featured on the cover of Customs Illustrated March 1961.

1956 Ford Victoria restyled by Bernardo Auto Body for Peter Chiraluce of West Haven, Connecticut. In 1961 Peter's Ford was shown at the 11th annual Hartford Autorama. This version featured canted quad Lincoln headlights, a Buick grille, extended roof, rolled pans and a custom white and gold interior. It was powered by a 212 horsepower Thunerbird engine. According to the Souvenir Pictorial for the 1961 Hartford Autorama, the car was valued at $4800. This version of the car was featured on the cover of Customs Illustrated March 1961.[1]

Magazine Features and Appearances

Customs Illustrated March 1960
Customs Illustrated March 1961



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