Janne Eriksson, born 1939 in Katarina, Stockholm, Sweden. Moved to Sollentuna and lived at Alvägen 53. Janne is an early Swedish hot rodder. Around 1956 - 1957, when he was 17 years old, Janne used to hang out at Lennart Djurberg's dads garage. Lennart had a 1932 Ford roadster in the garage, Janne's dream car. In the garage he had also access to the newspaper DN, and he used to scan the classifieds section from top to bottom, looking for a 1932 Ford for sale. April 23, 1957 a 1932 Ford convertible was finally advertised for sale, so they took Lennart's roadster over to check it out. It turned out to be a 1932 Ford roadster with windows attached to the doors. The price was SEK 600 Kr, but Janne was able to buy it for SEK 590 Kr as he needed SEK 10 kr in gas money.
It says the car was taken to Sweden by famous actress Greta Garbo when she moved home.
Janne and the car had a part in the 1959 Swedish movie "Raggare".
Janne and his friend Björn Hagelfors met two sisters Arvidsson who they married!
After he had hopped it up, Janne sold the roadster in 1962. He was away from the scene for many years, until his two sons in the late 1980s talked him into buying a 1934 Ford Tudor from their neighbor.
Janne Eriksson's Cars
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