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CAL-RODS FEATURED CAR FOR NOVEMBER 2021

By Doug Bithell

CAL-RODS FEBRUARY 2019 FEATURED CAR

Written by Bill Sieber

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.






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