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History The Historic Bill Peterson Roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Del Clark, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. Del Clark
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    Del Clark
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    from DeLand,FL

    The historic Bill Peterson 1932 Ford roadster! Won Oakland roadster show in 1959. 1st Sweepstakes Winner Portland Roadster Show 1956. HotRod Magazine cover car September 1960. Featured in hotRod Magazine in September 1957. Featured in Car craft magazine June 1958. Owned by Bob Tindel who is known for “The Orange Crate”32’ Ford Sedan. Went through $150,000 nut and bolt no expense spared restoration. The car never changed through the decades! This is HUGE for me!!!
     

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  2. Del Clark
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    Built by Dee Wescott and Bill Peterson in 1955
     
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  3. bowie
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    Doesn’t get any better than that!
     
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  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Amazing.
     
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  5. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
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    This car was listed for sale on Facebook last week for 85k
     
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  6. Great car, so you are the new owner?
     
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  7. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    Bill Peterson managed the Portland Roadster Show for many years and the car would occasionally be on display. I'm sad that a great piece of Northwest history left town.
     
  8. Del Clark
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    I can say it went to a great home! I’m currently trying to get it into Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
     
  9. VonWegener
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    What a wonderful car.
     
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  10. heyitsnate
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  11. Great car, love the look!
     
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  12. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
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    I think the asking price was very fair for this car and I am happy to see that it has gone to a good home. I knew Bill well and worked with him for several years on the Portland Roadster Show, he was a nice guy and a good friend. I think he would be happy to know that the car has a new caretaker that is working to have people enjoy it and to preserve it's history.
     
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  13. Del Clark
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    from DeLand,FL

    I appreciate that! I have been talking to Don Garlits lately I would like to put it in his museum at least for a couple of years. The car won’t get driven. My sole purpose is to keep the history of this wonderful hot rod alive!
     
  14. ha ! wow little late on the reply ..there guy.. :rolleyes:
     
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  15. SPEC
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    Great 32.
     
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  16. rotten ron
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    Was it or was it not.
     
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  17. Del Clark
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    I’m not on here a lot it was appraised at $110,000
     
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  18. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    The guy who restored it, (Dale Withers) on the right, was here yesterday. I am not one, to hire anyone to do anything but body/paint and upholstery for me. But, if I wanted a complete Hotrod built, it would be Dale that I would choose ! He is as good as they come. IMG_6967.JPG
     
  19. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    stanlow69
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    from red oak

    That`s too bad.
     
  20. Dangerousdan
    Joined: Apr 12, 2018
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    Dangerousdan
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    from Arizona

    For era this roadster was tastefully done.
     
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