Bo Sandberg's 1923 Ford
1923 Ford Model T Roadster owned and restyled by Bo Sandberg of Stockholm, Sweden. The car is known as "Purple Passion", and consisted of a 1923 Ford model t roadster body mounted on a 1932 Ford frame. The car was painted Burgundy Candy over Silver Metalflake by Yankee Custom Parts. The upholstery was done in Silver Metalflake as well. Bo's roadster was powered by a 1957 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 engine that was fit with an Offenhauser 3 carb intake with Stromberg 97 carbs. A Schiefer aluminum flywheel was also used on the car. It ran Rader wheels. The rear wheels were 10 inches wide. In 1965 Bo's Roadster was shown at the first annual Hot Rod Show in Stockholm.
The car entered the "Racing Car Show" in London, England 1967. It had been face-lifted with a rebuilt front-end and a white top with a malteser cross cut out of the fabric as a rear window.
In the picture you can see the plate indicating that Bo was a member of L.A. Roadsters club.
According to a comment by Hans Kihlén on Facebook, Tryggve Nilsson from Gothenburg bought the car from Bo's garage in Örby in 1984. The car was later disassembled and parts spread around to different owners.
A photo by Olle Thorslund from 1989 shows the body in a bad shape in Tryggve's garage. According to Lars Brandow, the car was about to be rebuilt by someone in Gävle in 2019.
Many parts should (by another source) exist i Falun.
The steering wheel is confirmed, it hangs in the roof in Gurra Jonsson's basement!
Other rumours says that Peder Claesson has bought much of what is left of Purple Passion.
Anyway - Let´s hope it will be rebuilt!
- 1965 Hot Rod Show Souvenir Program
- Bengt Wennergren
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