Göran Silfors' 1932 Ford
1931 Model A Roadster owned and built by Göran "Sillen" Silfors of Sweden. Göran's roadster was built on a 1932 Ford chassis, and it went under the name "Early Bird". The first version of the Early Bird was painted light turquoise. This version featured a 1959 Ford Thunderbird dashboard and a Covico steering wheel. The engine was a flathead V-8 from a 1947 Ford that featured Allard heads, magnet-ignition, and dual carburetors. The transmission and rear end was also 1947 Ford.
October 1-2, 1966 Sillen entered the roadster in the first-ever organized drag race of Sweden. Due to rain and a wet track, Sillen's roadster did the quarter-mile in 18,4 seconds. Later the same month, October 26-30, the car was shown at the Hot Rod Festival Masthugget in Gothenburg.
The Early Bird was shown on several shows all over Sweden. It went through several changes, and by April of 1967, it had received a Deep Blue Candy paint job with Royal Blue Metalflake flames by Yankee Custom Parts. "Sillen" pinstriped the car himself after it had been painted. The car ended its days in a garage wall in Skärholmen. The remaining parts were sold and spread all over Sweden.
According to a Facebook thread, many years later, Ingarö-Kjelle (former member of Sofia Hogs) got the car and sold it to his relative Erik Denander who gathered most of the parts and builded it again on a -32 frame but not channeled. He painted it orange.
The car was sold to Roffe Witt and Susanna Warfvinge. They let Ingemar Becker re-paint the car in black with scallops and Bosse 'Sybo' Warfvinge do the upholstery work.
After a divorce in 1999, the car was sold to Olle Davidsson in Borlänge. Master painter Ray Hill now painted flames all over the car.
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