Carroll Sleeper's 1932 Ford

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1932 Ford sedan built, owned and raced by Ty-Rods of Massachusetts member Carroll Sleeper of Carlisle, Massachusetts. Carroll, which was a wheel chair user rebuilt and rodded up the sedan by himself. It regularly dragged over 108 Mph and turned as high as 110 mph.[1] Jim Yeames of Carlisle, Massachusetts remembers that he in the 6th grade used to stand outside the stone wall surrounding Carroll's house across from the middle school and just stare at the tractors, karts and cars. He remembers that Carroll also had a factory Lincoln Pan America. One day Carroll wheeled himself out and said "Wouldn't you like to get closer?" That started a long relationship and a lot of learning for Jim. Around 1960, at age 14, Jim started working part time for Carroll. Around 1965, he bought the sedan from Carroll. It was a roller at the time, and Carroll planned to make it streetable. It sat in Jim's driveway for a couple of years without much progress, before Jim sold it to a man from Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Jim never saw the car again.[2]

Magazine Features

Rods Illustrated October 1958



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