Lloyd Bakan's 1932 Ford

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Bakan's coupe was featured on the cover of Hot Rod October 1957.
The Bakan Coupe in primer circa 2005 - 2006. It was taken outside Don Orosco's shop, next to Dick Martin's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe. Photo by Jesse Cruz, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo from The Don Orosco Collecion, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
A photo of the Bakan Coupe taken at the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Photo by Andy Southard, Jr., courtesy of Jesse Cruz, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
A photo of Lloyd Bakan with his old coupe. Photo by Andy Southard, Jr., courtesy of Jesse Cruz, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo by Andy Southard, Jr., courtesy of Jesse Cruz, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Photo by Andy Southard, Jr., courtesy of Jesse Cruz, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
A photo of Jesse Cruz and George Barris in front of the coupe. Photo by Andy Southard, Jr., courtesy of Jesse Cruz, provided by Curtis Mcgann.

1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe owned by Lloyd Bakan of Eagle Rock, California. The car was initially built by Roger Long in the early 1950s. While Long owned it, the coupe appeared in Fawcett Book 189 Best Hot Rods in 1953.[1]

By 1956 the car had been sold to Lloyd Bakan, and it resurfaced in a four-page feature in Rod & Custom November 1956. Bakan recalled buying the car from a man named Alan Johnson.[1]


In the late 1950s Bakan sold the coupe to Richard Strock, from Southgate, California. Strock commisioned Dean Jeffries to pinstripe it. George Barris and Junior Conway applied gold scallops. This version was shown at the 1960 National Roadster Show in Oakland, California.[1]


The car changed hands several times after that. First to Steve Gilligan, then John Potter. Jim Donovan also owned it for a time before it ended up with Don Orosco. Orosco had the car restored, and Olle Eriksson spent a ton of time repairing the body. The restoration was performed by Olle, Brad Hand and Jesse Cruz.[1]


Magazine Features and Appearances

Rod & Custom November 1956
Hot Rod Magazine October 1957
The Rodder's Journal 41


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