This is an Original Southern California Custom , purchased new by Gerry Huth (the muffler Huth) . Delivered in 1939 , Huth had the top chopped when it was less than 2 weeks old . Driven and used for years in Cali. , it changed hands several times , was owned by a Charlie Mars then ended up with its last owner , Carl Morton . Carl bought and owned Valley Customs , purchased from Clayton Jensen in about 1961 . The car is still titled in Carl's name at the Valley Customs address . A friend has owned the car for several years and is just finishing a complete rebuild . Carl ran the car with a Y block Ford motor , the current owner is returning it to the early '40's era . The Flathead is fresh with a Weiand 2 x 2 , Lincoln dual ignition , headers and chrome heads . The exhaust is routed through the trunk , due to the lowness of the car , just as it was in 1940 . Desoto bumpers , '41 Stude tail lights , molded fenders with skirts and a Columbia rear end . Thought it was worth posting in its current state , more to follow , should be killer when it's finished........ Z.D.