12-Second Street Pickup

12-Second Street Pickup

I’ve been at the dentist all morning and I’m not completely certain the laughing gas has worn off. Keep that in mind as I present to you this quaint little ‘T’ pickup owned by Bob Lessman as featured in the January, 1961 issue of Hot Rod Magazine. I began to think of it just as I went under the mask.

I have a thing for both roadster pickups and W-motors… Always have. Chevrolet’s weird motor from the past just looks so complicated, modern, and mechanical to me. It’s always been my favorite (in appearance) GM motor. ¬†And when you stuff one into a little roadster pickup with a viscous rake and swept lake pipes and…

Loose the rear-fenders, chill out with the upholstery, and then call it done. That’s what I would do.

Twelve-second quarter miles to boot!

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