Lot #1255 - Over the years this car made several magazines including the cover of Car Craft in August 1955, Hop Up, Old Cars Weekly. Don Kilcup of Portland, Oregon, purchased this 1940 Ford coupe (the "Bell Tell Boomer") in 1951 from Bell Telephone Company for $350.00. He paid $467.50 for the Scot blower that he added and $125.00 for a Vertex magneto. He stroked and bored the flathead, added a hot cam, Zephyr valve springs, Belond Equaflow headers, domed the heads, added an 8BA oil pump and a high output Stewart-Warner fuel pump. He added five gauges under the dash to monitor manifold pressure, vacuum etc. He installed brown Co-Hyde (a period leatherette) on the seats, painted the dash light green and carpeted the floor in dark brown. He did the body work himself and painted the car 62 coats of Lynton Green lacquer. It was finished in 1955, and that is how is still is today!!! Dan Kilcup kept the car until his death 12 years ago.
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