The Haube Coupe?
I have a pretty extensive photo archive of flamed cars and in that set is a perfect little ’32 5-window without much explanation or many details as to where it came from. Here are my notes:
- Haube Drag Coupe featured in 1959
- 5″ channel
- 4″ chop
- 3″ dropped axle
- 3 3/8″ bore with a 4 1/8″ stroke
- 10 to 1 compression
- Edelbrock intake
- Ran 13.8 at Magnolia Drag Strip in 1958
It’s rare that I find an obscure historical car that doesn’t call for changes in my mind’s eye. I mean, I wouldn’t change a thing about this one… The flames are perfect, the stance is incredibly athletic (given it’s an “east coast” car) and you couldn’t ask for a more suitable powertrain. For all intents and purposes, this is the perfect late 1950’s hot rod… and I’d bet my butt most of you have never seen it.