Burt Hamrol's 1950 Ford

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The Ford as it looked when Red McCormick owned it. In this photo Red is sitting behind the car in suspenders. Photo courtesy of Marc Berger.
The old custom as it appeared when it was advertised for sale on eBay in February of 2021. According to the ad, the seller had owned the car since 1992, putting under 9,000 miles on the car. At the time it was powered by a rebuilt Chevy 350 V8 that had been paired with a 3-speed manual transmission. Click here to check out the eBay auction.
Photo courtesy of eBay.
Photo courtesy of eBay.
Photo courtesy of eBay.
Photo courtesy of eBay.
Photo courtesy of eBay.

1950 Ford Club Coupe owned by Burt Hamrol of San Francisco, California. In March of 1960, Burt's Ford was shown at the Kustom Kar Kapades show in Monterey, California. This version was painted Candy green. It was dropped 12 inches by stepping the frame. The body was sectioned 7 inches, and the grille and bumpers were hand-formed. The front and rear fenders were radiused and flared. 1957 Chrysler taillights were frenched in. Under the hood, it featured a full race 1956 Oldsmobile engine that ran an Isky E2 Rev Master cam and a three-pot manifold. A 1937 LaSalle floor shift was used.[1]


Sold to Richard Canto

Richard Canto first saw the car in the early 1960s, while he was pinstriping at a car show in Braintree, Massachusetts. In 1972 he came across the car as he went to a striping job with Carl Caiati in the small town of Vermont. He bought the car.[2]


Sold to Red McCormick

In the late 1970s Red McCormick found the car in Massachusetts. He tried to buy it, but the owner, Richard Canto, wouldn't sell it to him in the beginning. Red finally talked him into selling it, and in 1979 Red sold John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster so he could buy the Hamrol Ford. The car was in primer, and Red had to pay $2500 for it. He drove it around in primer for a while, before he painted it jade green.[3]


Advertised for sale in Fort Myers, Florida in 2021

In February of 2021, the old custom was advertised for sale on eBay. According to the ad, the seller had owned the car since 1992, putting under 9,000 miles on the car. At the time it was powered by a rebuilt Chevy 350 V8 that had been paired with a 3-speed manual transmission. Click here to check out the eBay auction.


Magazine Features

Car Craft October 1959
Rod & Custom September 1960
Kustoms Illustrated 13


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