Rene Loranger’s 1950 Ford
1950 Ford Custom owned by Rene Loranger. Loranger's Ford featured early custom bodywork by Frank Maratta. Fitted with a removable hardtop roof and an integrated continental spare tire, the car was awarded as the Best Custom at the 1952 National Auto Racing Exposition in Hartford. Later on, Maratta claimed that Ford got the idea for their retractable Thunderbird roofs from this car.
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