Raymond Anderegg's 1927 Ford
1927 Ford Model T Roadster built by Merced Valve Burners member Raymond Anderegg currently of Los Gatos, California. Raymond started this car at the age of 14 in Merced, California in 1950 by cutting the top off of a 1927 Ford Model T coupe and purchasing a 1941 Mercury for the chassis and engine. The body was channeled 4 inches and featured a suicide front end. Both doors were welded to the body. The Mercury mill featured Offenhauser heads, a Edelbrock three-pot manifold, Harmon & Collins ignition, and a twelve-pound Weber flywheel. The transmission was from a 1939 Ford. The body was painted with yellow lacquer paint and the interior was done in yellow and white. The car was finally finished late 1954 just prior to Ray entering the Army. His brothers and friends entered the light yellow roadster in the Grand National Roadster Show on his behalf and were there to accept the big trophy. The win was the contests first recorded tie, as he tied with Blackie Gejeian's 1926 Ford T. The car was featured in numerous magazines and books. It was sold in 1960, went through several owners who changed the car then finally dismantled it. Ray found the car's body and frame in a garage in the California bay area, and rebuilt it, updating its look to a more modern street rod look complete with Porsche Guards Red paint. The car was sold to a private collection in South Carolina. A clone of the lime-gold version (1959-1962) was built by an artist/pinstriper (Von Franco) in 2000, and a version of the yellow 1955 AMBR winning roadster is being built by Ray's relatives.
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