CAL-RODS FEATURED CAR FOR NOVEMBER 2021
By Doug Bithell
OWNERS: ROBERT AND CHRISTINE BENNETT
YEAR: 1940 MAKE: FORD DELUXE COUPE
COLOR: BLACK UPHOLSTERY: BLACK LEATHER
ENGINE: 350 CHEVROLET WHEELS: STEEL WITH BEAUTY RIMS
TRANS: 5 SPEED MANUAL REAR END: FORD 9 INCH
FRONT END: KUGEL SUSPENSION WITH RACK AND PINION STEERING
This Month’s Featured Car is the outstanding 1940 Ford coupe of Robert Bennett and his wife Christine.
This car has a great story behind it. The car was started by Robert’s father-in-law and he did a lot of the body work. He even rebuilt the rain gutters that had been removed. He told Robert that was one the hardest repairs he had ever done.
His father-in-law left the car to Robert all in pieces with most of the pieces there. Robert spent three years putting it together and making it the beautiful ride it is today.
He has done a few local shows and plans to do a lot more. I happened to be at the Pumpkin Patch Show when he picked up his first trophy. Great car, Robert. Glad you, Christine, and the car are with us in CAL-RODS.