Howard Mitchell's 1930 Ford

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A photo of the Alzan from the "Fuzzy" Fuerholzer Collection.
An album containing a photo of Howard's coupe at the 1960 National Champion Custom Car Show in Detroit was listed for sale on eBay in October 2011.
Howard's coupe was featured on the cover of Rod & Custom February 1962.

1930 Ford Model A Coupe owned by Howard Mitchell of Chicago, Illinois. Powered by a heavily chromed Lincoln engine, Howard's coupe won the Best Engine award at the National Champion Custom Car Show in Detroit in 1960.

Where is it Now?

Rodney Woolnough of Tasmania believes he saw the remains of the car in Colorado Springs in the 2000s. "The Alzan was on the cover of the first hot rod and custom magazine I ever bought. I loved its chrome piped engine with furry interior. You didn't see anything like that in Tasmania in the 1960s. A few years ago I was in Colorado Springs for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. A red Model A Coupe pulled into the car park. It was a typical 198ps rod. Bloody awful. We went over and had a chat with the owner who told us it was an old show rod from the 1960s. He told us that it used to be powered by a Lincoln motor with chrome all over it. This of course had to go for the new boring 350 Chevy and the chrome reversed wheels by typical dished mags. It looked sort of like something I had seen before. He said it was a cover car in one of them books, and some more pictures in one more. It had been a show car in the Mid-West, and had some name starting with an A. He then drove off and we went and bought our apples. It was the chop and the sunvisor that just makes me believe it was Alzan."[1]

Magazine Features

Rod & Custom February 1962

Car Craft July 1962

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