Menlo Park

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Pete Brock's 1946 Ford Convertible of Menlo Park, California. The car was originally restyled by Art Lellis and Jerry Moffatt at Olive Hill Garage. The original owner was killed in Korea, and his family placed the car on a used car lot in San Francisco. Pete Brock bought it from the lot in the mid-1950s.
A second iteration of Pete Brock's 1946 Ford Convertible of Menlo Park, California. While studying as an automotive designer at the Art Center Design School of Los Angeles, Pete started sketching new ideas for the Ford. He brought the custom to Norm's Auto Body to have the ideas carried out in metal. According to Peter, "It’s interesting to note that Briggs Cunningham was the first to use these "racing stripes" which I added to my car in honor of his participation as an American at Le Mans. I later used those stripes in designing the livery for the Mustang GT350s we built at Shelby American starting in 1965." Known as the "Fordillac", this photo shows the car as it appeared when it was featured in Car Craft June 1956.

Custom Cars of Menlo Park, California

Peter Brock's 1946 Ford Convertible - The Fordillac

People of Menlo Park, California

Peter Brock


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