Jewel in the industrial desErt

2y ago


This early fifties Ford Customline has rolled through eleven US Presidents, trundled in and out of eight states along Route 66, and now finds itself clashing fenders with British rep mobiles in Corby, Northamptonshire.

This car could write a book. Perhaps Stephen King could provide the illustrations...

Spotted parked at Rockingham Raceway, you couldn't help but be mesmerised by the Patina on this evocative V8 American dream machine. With "Las Vegas" faintly visible on the front doors, this rumbling relic obviously has some stories to tell.

Proper patina - but is the shattered badge an obsession for detail or a neglect of duty?

The question is, how long will the salty UK roads allow the story to continue? A bumper sticker on the pitted chrome work reads "No, I ain't gonna paint it" so perhaps not too much longer.

What a beauty - I seriously wanted to take this home.

The industrial factory silhouette provides a good retirement backdrop for the Customline after rolling on Route 66

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Comments (5)
  • That's amazing Joe! What a story!

    2 years ago
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  • Hi that's my car it was used as a run about at the Dunes hotel in Vegas in the early 50s it has had Elvis and the rat pack in it and was used the ramraid the Sands hotel and was shot at by the cpos that's we're the bullet holes came from

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