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Phil Cool’s 1932 Ford Roadster
Written by David Freiburger on August 20, 2013

Hot Rod Magazine Staff writer Gray Baskerville Hot Rod Archives photographers
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1932-ford-roadster-5/
America's Most Bitchin' Roadster
We’ve always found it ironic that the July ’78 cover, featuring Phil Cool’s ’32 Ford roadster carried the main blurb, “Kit Cars, Street Rods & Mean Machines.” The irony was in the fact that the Deuce was the anti-kit-car and the anti-street-rod. Maybe it was a mean machine. The car revealed the new face of overpowered hot rodding with its daring, blown big-block Chevy and those incredible Goodyear drag meats. Amidst gas woes, trailer queens with empty blower cases, and complicated show builds, Phil Cool’s ’32 was unapologetically simple and hardly a wallflower in traffic-cone-orange paint. The car won the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award for 1978. Today, it’s owned by Shirley Meland, who’s maintained its original glory.
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