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CAL-RODS FEATURED CAR FOR JUNE 2015

By Doug Bithell


OWNER:  LEONARD KNIGHT

YEAR:  1929    MAKE & MODEL:   FORD ROADSTER

COLOR:  BLACK WITH REDDISH ORANGE & WHITE PIN-STRIPING

UPHOLSTERY:  BLACK LEATHER

ENGINE:  1967 440 DODGE    TRANS:  727 AUTOMATIC

REAR END:  FORD 9”   WHEELS:  ORIGINAL AMERICANS

June’s featured car is the very different looking 1929 Roaster of Leonard Knight. Leonard keeps on coming up with the good looking & different. The low mounted body, the 33 Packard grill, the 24 Studebaker axle & the cross flow Chrysler 300 intake manifold of this car gives it a very sinister look, an appearance people are not used to seeing. With its deep black paint job & sharp stroked pin-striping this car just says, “Bad___”.  I asked Leonard, why this car? He replied “No reason, needed a car & I liked this one”.

He bought the car from a Mopar guy in the Bakersfield area & has had it for about a year. He claims that with those dual Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetors he gets 60 miles on the 10 gallons of gas the tank holds. Leonard has taken the car to Redding, the O.C. Cruising for a Cure, La Verne Cool Cruise & other local shows. You know I never asked him how many pit stops he made going to Redding.  I'm sure he drove it because he said he broke a front spring coming back. 

Another good addition to the Cal-Rods list of fine cars Leonard.

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