Göran Silfors' 1932 Ford
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 Sillan entered the roadster in the first ever organized drag race of Sweden. Due to rain and a wet track, Sillan'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 trough 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. The remaining parts were sold and spread all over Sweden.
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