Clyde Hamilton's 1932 Ford
1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe owned by Clyde Hamilton of Bellflower, California. Clyde's coupe was black, full fendered and unchopped. In 2017, Jerry Miller, a close buddy of Clyde, told later owner Mike Griffith, that the car originally ran a 3/8 x 3/8 Flathead with a supercharger.
Pinstriped by Larry Watson
Later on, Clyde installed a powerful Chrysler Hemi engine in the car.
Sold to Jim Noteboom
Clyde's coupe was a street racer, and it featured a 1939 Ford transmission and a Cyclone Quickchange rear end. Clyde ended up in jail due to too many racing and speeding tickets. 2 weeks before Clyde got out of jail, Clyde's mom sold the coupe to Jim Noteboom for $500. Jim took the coupe to Bill DeCarr to have it chopped and shaved. In the early 1960s, after Bill had finished the bodywork, Larry Watson of Watson's House of Style painted the coupe candy lemon over white pearl. Candy lime flames with candy green tips were applied by Larry as well. The flames were pinstriped in black. Jim worked for Larry in the 1950s.
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