Leif "Basse" Hveem's 1933 Ford
Heads and Camshaft from Flua
In 1948 Einar Nyhus built a Nordic Special Racer that became known as "Flua." After racing the car all over Scandinavia, he sold the car to a used car dealer at Rodeløkka in Oslo. He raced it for a while before he sold it off. After that, the car was stored outside in the cold, causing the engine block to crack. Basse bought the damaged engine and used the heads and camshaft from it on his coupe.
Traded for a Cooper-Climax Formula 1 Car
Basse passed away on July 23, 1964. Jan Erik Kvernes of Oslo bought the car from Basse's widow in the mid 1960s. Jan Erik, also known as "Smørbukk," was a member of Nor-Way Custom, and in 2017 he told Kustomrama that it was still blue and grey when he got it; "It sat in a yard in Brattlikollen on Lamberseter when I bought it." In 2012 Gunnar Berg-Kristoffersen told Kustomrama that he remembered that the body of Smørbukk's coupe was hanging in the roof above the frame, while Jan Erik was working on the car in the Nor-Way Custom club garage on Alnabru; "It featured split-wishbone, a chromed front axle with chrome plated drums and 283 Chevrolet V-8 engine."
In 2016 Morten Thoresen told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that he remembered the car from the time he was an apprentice at Oras in Oslo in 1972. "A plumber had the car back then. He told me it was "stålblå," Morten recalled.
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