John Toohey's Royal-T

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After completing the 2E-"T" in 1965, John felt he could do better, so he set out to build another hot rod. "The second car my dad built was a C Cab using a Dodge Red Ram mini Hemi and automatic transmission from a donor car. I painted it Greem Metalflake," Fred Toohey told Kustomrama. Photo courtesy of Fred Toohey.
Known and shown as the Royal T, John's second build had a short upholstered box on the back. John returned to the Portland Roadster Show with the truck in 1966. He also showed it at other shows around the northwest. Photo courtesy of Fred Toohey.
Painted red, the Royal T C Cab was later entered in the Portland Roadster Show by the second owner. About 1971 it was spotted driven on the street in Tacoma, Washington. Photo courtesy of Fred Toohey.

The Royal-T is a Ford Model T C Cab owned and built by John Toohey of Eugene, Oregon. After completing his first hot rod build in 1965, a Ford Model T roadster pick up known as the 2E-"T", John felt he could do better, so he set out to build another show car. "The second car my dad built was a C Cab using a Dodge Red Ram mini Hemi and automatic transmission from a donor car. I painted it Green Metalflake," Fred Toohey told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2020. Known and shown as the Royal T, it had a short upholstered box on the back. John returned to the Portland Roadster Show with the truck in 1966, and he also showed it at other shows around the northwest.[1]


Where is it now?

Fred Toohey is currently trying to locate his dad's old show rods. Painted red, the Royal T C Cab was later entered in the Portland Roadster Show by the second owner. About 1971 it was spotted driven on the street in Tacoma, Washington. Please get in touch with Kustomrama at mail@kustomrama.com if you have any info to share about this or any of the other Toohey show cars.


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