Another Austin, Tx Hot Rod

Another Austin, Tx Hot Rod

A number of years ago, I found a channeled and fendered deuce roadster for sale at a decent price. Even so, it might as well have been a million bucks as I didn’t have any liquidity about me. To this day, I cringe when I think of the possibilities. Although I never verified it as fact, the car I could have owned, had I been a man of reasonable means, is the car you see here.

Jim Covro of Austin, Tx built “Tweety Bird” (I so would have renamed it) sometime in the late 1950’s. Similar to our feature yesterday, his idea was to have a car that hauled ass and looked good doing it. And although the “runningboardless” look is a bit awkward, you have to give it to Jim – mid 13-second quarters at over 100mph was pretty damned fast in 1959 for a street car.

And a special note for all of my fellow Austin folks out there: Note the interior. It was done by our own Vernon McKean way back in the 1950s. He’s still around. He’s still stitching. And he’s still one of the best.


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