1937 Ford Custom 1951 Oakland Roadster Show Winner !! George Barris

Price: - Item location: Ocala, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Peretto Brothers Custom Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1937
  • Mileage: 123
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: V-8 Flathead
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1937 Ford Peretto Brothers Custom Convertible

Here is the link to all the info on my unique show/sports car:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1950-peretto-brothers-custom-1951-oakland-roadster-show-winner-see-photos-info.1007805/

Please click on this link for tons of info and photos, and a long Custom Car Chronicles story, on my Peretto Brothers Custom 1937 Ford. Price just reduced from $28,900 to a steal at $16,900. In 2014 I paid $25,000 for it,and put another $5000 plus in its transport from California to Florida, and the mechanical going thru of the car. I need the space! This is the REAL DEAL!!! (ALSO please note in the photo below, and in the second photo in the link, on the drivers side of the car in faded but clear letters is the following: "GREASE Box Office Presents 1978". I watched the 1978 movie "Grease" recently, and didn't see this car as one of the movie cars. Thus I believe the film's production company, etc. borrowed and used this car as a prop to advertise the movie "Grease" when it came out. Car was built in S. Calif. (Alameda) in 1950. Original, time capsule condition. Trophy winner at the 1951 Oakland Roadster Show, and 1952 Oakland International Sports Car Show. I was able to acquire both trophies from the widow of one of the cars builders just last year! They were still sitting on his workbench. I just spent $1,700 on mechanics. Starts, shifts, drives wonderful. Oakland Roadster Show winners from the 1950s are extremely rare, especially in original condition. This cars front end was modified in the mid to late 1950s, with the current grill, that gives the car a sports car, European look. Kinda looks like a 1950s Alfa Romero! (the original grill also comes with the car) The car also has its original folding top mechanism under the metal tonneau cover behind the seat. This car is eligible to show at any rod show, and many concourses around the country have a historic rod category as well, like Pebble Beach. It would be a great edition to any European show, rod race, etc. It draws a crowd whenever it is shown. Original vintage rods with show history from the 1950s are very much in demand to be seen, and owned, by the people across the country. They are superb long term investments. I am amazed it has not sold to someone on the vintage rod show circuit. It may be because it is not for sale in California. I will accept $16,900 for it. I believe it is a $40-50,000 car or more, value wise. It is stored at my house here in Ocala, Florida, 80 miles north of Orlando. I am 4 hours from the Port of Savannah, Georgia, where I will personally deliver the car for $500 in expenses. I am a licensed attorney, and I have used Schumacher Cargo to ship vehicles out of Savannah bound for Europe. I am able to handle all of the shipping paperwork. Thanks, George Albright, Ocala, Fla. --3---5---2---8---4---3---1---6---2--4----