Richard Shirinian's 1938 Ford

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According to Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian, his buddy Richard Shirinian was their leader throughout the 7th grade thru high school graduation in 1952. "He was Blackie's cousin, handsome, with long thick hair like Blackie. He was the first one in junior high school with a car, a 38 Ford 4 dr sedan. I nicknamed it "Dirty Eight" since we did not look at the 38's as hot rod material." In 1950 Shirinian bought a 1929 Ford Model A Roadster from his cousin Paul Soligian. Shirinian’s dad helped him with the build, as well as his best friend, Richard Peters. Taken circa 1951-52, this is the earliest photo Gene has been able to locate of Shirinian’s roadster. Notice the dropped axles and juice brakes. Shirinian’s 1938 Ford can be seen in the back of the photo along with Peters Mercury. Photo from The Clean Gene Sadoian Photo Collection.

1938 Ford Four-Door Sedan owned by Richard Shirinian of Fresno, California.


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