Gil Lippincott's 1934 Ford

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Gil's Tudor as it looked after Sam Barris had painted it in nitrocellulose lacquer. Photo courtesy of Gil Lippincott.
The upholstery was done by a guy from Tijuana, Mexico that Sam Barris tipped Gil about. Photo courtesy of Gil Lippincott.
Photo courtesy of Gil Lippincott.
Gil's Ford as it looked in 1951. Photo courtesy of Gil Lippincott.
A page from Gil's scrapbook. Photo courtesy of Gil Lippincott.
Photo courtesy of Gil Lippincott.
Photo courtesy of Gil Lippincott.
Gil's Tudor as it looked in November 2011, after Gil had modernized it, and Jan Bennett had bought it from Gil. Photo courtesy of Jan Bennett.
Photo courtesy of Jan Bennett.
Photo courtesy of Jan Bennett.
Photo courtesy of Jan Bennett.
Photo courtesy of Jan Bennett.
Photo courtesy of Jan Bennett.

1934 Ford Tudor owned by Gil Lippincott of South Gate, California. Gil bought the car in 1949, but as he was too young to have the car in his name, it was officially owned by his mother in the title. One year later, in 1950, Gil took the car to Barris Kustoms, where Sam Barris and a helper painted it in nitrocellulose lacquer. After the car had been painted, Sam put Gil in touch with a guy from Tijuana, Mexico that upholstered the car for him. Other modifications included shaved horns and spare tire and 1939 Ford teardrop taillights on the fenders. The guy lived in Gil's garage while he did the upholstery, and it was done in black and yellow tuck and roll. One year later, in 1951, Gil's brother blew up the engine in the car, and it was put on blocks and into storage. In 1957, Gil's mother died, and the car was eventually transferred to Gil in 1961. Even though he got it registered in 1962, it stayed in storage until 1998, when he decided to take it out of storage and modernize it. By then Gil was living in Safford, Arizona. When he took it out of storage, the paint Sam had put on the car was still in a great condition, but Gil decided to change the color to British Racing Green. When the modernization was started in January 1998 the car was still in an amazing condition featuring all the original sheet metal. It had never been wrecked, dented or patched up in any way. During the rebuild, Gil swapped the original chassis for a modern chassis from TCI. The stock firewall was replaced by a Bitchin unit, and a fuel injected 350 Chevrolet crate engine was installed along with a 700r4 transmission, a Rock Valley stainless fuel tank, Vintage Air air-condition, McLean wire wheels and a cream leather interior. After completing the build in 1998, the car was driven less than 200 miles, as Gil mainly took it to car shows and the coffee shop of the small town he lived in.[1]


In November 2011 Gil sold the car to Jan Bennett of Phoenix, Arizona. When Jan bought the car he also got all of the parts that Gil had replaced, such as the original firewall and the custom Tijuana upholstery.[2]


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