Pat Leighton's 1932 Ford

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Pat's roadster as it appeared in 1950. Photo from the Mario Baffico collection.[1]
Pat's timing tag from his 117 mph run in 1949 was advertised for sale on eBay in June of 2020. Click here to check out the eBay auction listing.

1932 Ford Roadster owned by Pasadena Roadster Club member Pat Leighton. Pat designed the car in a Japanese prison camp.[2] Pat's channeled roadster was powered by a 1942 Mercury engine, and in 1949 the car was clocked at 117 mph at El Mirage. In 1950 the car was entered at the first Oakland Roadster Show.[1]

Magazine Features

Mechanix Illustrated January 1951



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