Monday, May 10, 2010

Cars in Yards: 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Tudor

1946 Ford Super Deluxe Tudor

“You gotta see this. Its right back here! Don’t it look like a gangster car?” My excited host was showing me what was hidden behind a fence near his west Alabama home. He didn’t want his name mentioned or photo taken, so details about him will remain sketchy. I’m not saying my tour guide was or wasn’t on ‘America’s Most Wanted’ or a member of Al Capone’s gang but he had enough nervous energy to make me hesitant to follow him into a secluded yard. I went anyway.
Gangster car?
I stumbled over some extraneous barb wire and scanned the yard for a non-existent Rottweiler as I proceeded. Seeing a 1946 Ford Super Deluxe was reward for my bravery. The black, rounded shape didn’t say gangster car to me. I think of 4-doors and running boards but it would still make a cool project car.
Seek and ye shall find
It’s not everyday you are treated to a tour of old cars in yards. This happened when I stopped to ask for directions to a nearby junkyard. I flashed my business card and unlocked a wealth of help from a stranger who told me about the cars he loves. Life is good.





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