James Pagliarulo's 1949 Ford
1949 Ford Convertible owned by James Pagliarulo of Hartford, Connecticut. The unusual Coupe de Ville convertible featured an innovative styling for 1958. The front was completely reshaped, with large hooded shades over the headlights, re-contoured hood, 1949 Mercury grille shell and a 1954 Pontiac grille bar. The front bumper was a 1949 Plymouth unit. Side trim from a 1955 Oldsmobile was installed on the car, giving it a total new look, and it separated the two-tone paint job. The door handles were shaved of course. The rear end was heavily massaged as well, with a total new deck lid, 1956 Plymouth fenders grafted to the Ford body, and Cadillac bumper tips to top it off. Three horizontally taillights were installed in a custom constructed shroud. The rear body panel was hand formed from sheet stock.
Magazine Features and Appearances
Did you enjoy this article?
Kustomrama is an encyclopedia dedicated to preserve, share and protect traditional hot rod and custom car history from all over the world.
- Help us keep Kustomrama and history alive. For as little as 1 USD a month you can become a monthly supporter. Click here to learn more.
- Subscribe to our free newsletter and receive regular updates and stories from Kustomrama.
- Do you know someone who would enjoy this article? Click here to forward it.
Can you help us make this article better?
Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional information or photos to share about James Pagliarulo's 1949 Ford.
This article was made possible by:
SunTec Auto Glass - Auto Glass Services on Vintage and Classic Cars
Finding a replacement windshield, back or side glass can be a difficult task when restoring your vintage or custom classic car. It doesn't have to be though now with auto glass specialist companies like www.suntecautoglass.com. They can source OEM or OEM-equivalent glass for older makes/models; which will ensure a proper fit every time. Check them out for more details!
Do you want to see your company here? Click here for more info about how you can advertise your business on Kustomrama.