Hugo Dahlgren's 1955 Ford

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Blue Heaven as it sat in 1975. Photo courtesy of Jerker Johnsson‎, from Gamla custom bilar i sverige.
A story that Power Magazine ran on the remains of the Blue Heaven.
Photo courtesy of Power Magazine.
Photo courtesy of Power Magazine.

1955 Ford Sunliner owned and restyled by Hugo Dahlgren of Stockholm, Sweden. Built in the mid 1960s, Hugo's Sunliner became known as "Blue Heaven." Blue Heaven featured canted quad headlights from a 1959 Rambler. The front end carried a bumperless design and a tube grille, one of the hottest trends in Scandinavia in the 1960s. The rear bumper was also removed and replaced with a molded pan that incorporated a tube grille. The taillights were welded and shut before Hugo installed dual 1959 Cadillac taillights on top of each quarter panel. A pair of modified Foxcraft Cruiser skirts were installed. The skirts received scoops in front. The car was shaved for door-handles and the doors were operated by electrical solenoids. Inside, Hugo fit the car with a 1960 Chevrolet dash. The stock 292 Ford engine was kept. Once completed, Blue Heaven was shown at the 1966 Hot Rod Show in Stockholm.


In the 1980s or 1990s Power Magazine published recent photos of the car. At the time it was owned by Uffe Nilsson, and it was in need of a restoration.


In 2016 Blue Heaven was owned by Christer Öhman of Kil, Sweden. Christer had owned the car since 2004.[1]


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