Tommy Ivo's 1925 Ford
Inspired by Norm Grabowski's Lightning Bug
Tommy began building the T-Bucket after seeing Norm Grabowski's 1922 Ford Model T Bucket. He asked Norm if he would let him take some measurements off his car. Norm told him to fuck off, so Ivo took action on his own, and snuck into Grabowski’s garage so he could take all the critical measurements necessary to build his own version. Tommy's T was powered by a Buick Nailhead engine. The engine was hooked to a 1937 LaSalle gearbox. The dashboard featured a deeply tunneled panel fit with a full set of black-faced Stewart-Warner instruments. The build was completed in 1956. Once completed, Ivo’s take on Grabowski’s trendsetting t-bucket, became almost as popular as the original, and it gained national recognition when it was featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine August 1957.
Sold to Bill Rolland
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