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Features Where is Harry Luzaders's 32 coupe ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by nimrodracing50, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. nimrodracing50
    Joined: Oct 3, 2011
    Posts: 68


    I understand that someone out there has Harry Luzader's 32 Ford gasser. I would love to see that car restored.
  2. nimrodracing50
    Joined: Oct 3, 2011
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  3. racemad55
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,149


  4. It's hidden in a garage. I forget the guys name that has it but I always see him at the PID events. Supposedly he's going to get the car back out. I think he made some modifications to it awhile back but he's returning it to the way Harry had it. Everybody wants to see the car! Jeff Beck called the current owner and offered him an unknown amount for it and the current owner declined the offer....... Harry Luzader told me that himself!

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  5. Normal Norman
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 510

    Normal Norman
    from Goshen IN.

    Can anyone post a picture of this car in its original form? I for one would love to see what the car looked like. Normal Norman
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  6. Paint
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 297


    This one?

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  7. Harry built the car when he was in high school and drove on the street for about a year or so then turned it into a race car.

  8. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,147


    one of the more memorable gassers, I too would love to see it restored to its drag racing form
  9. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 545

    from Texas

    cool car, had never heard of it before.

  10. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,043


    Bitchen car, one of my favaorites, but i like it in black and white pics, not a fan of the green!

    He also won the class championshop for D/G in 1966 with the coupe.

    bad ass car

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  11. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,746


    Harry's 5 window was my inspiration in the 60's. I used to watch him at Indy and Englishtown and vowed to build a clone when I got out of college. Sadly, that never happened but I still rank his coupe as one of the best. Here is as far as I got then I went to the Army.

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  12. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 855

    from landis n c

    yeah the army thing stopped a lot of projects. from one vet to another thanks for your service.................
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  13. caprezmikeb
    Joined: Feb 24, 2010
    Posts: 9

    from pa

    I worked for harry as his only mechanic for up to 2011 for three years in till I moved to Arizona. One of the smartest guys I have ever met. He gives 110 percent towards anything he does. I also helped with the race team he had crew cheifed . Attention to detail was never over looked.

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  14. saadrvb
    Joined: Jul 10, 2013
    Posts: 4

    from new york

    I think he made some modifications to it awhile back but he's returning it to the way Harry had it.[​IMG]
  15. nimrodracing50
    Joined: Oct 3, 2011
    Posts: 68


    Is Harry's Opal around too. That was a really nice car too.
  16. The Opel has been in storage since the early 80s but Harry plans on making it into a streetrod soon.

  17. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,031


    This picture looks like it was taken from the spectators side at Quaker City Dragway in Salem Oh. I saw him run there many times. Bill

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  18. skywolf
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
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  19. That is one great looking 5 window....
  20. I called on Harry's parts store back in the early 90's..the place was immaculate..never have I seen such neatness and guys have no idea..

    I thought Harry told me the guy pro streeted that car at one time???
  21. I'm pretty sure Harry told me the guy pro streeted the car also. Back when the car was pro streeted the car was probably looked at as just a 32 Ford the just happened to be an old race car.

  22. Hemiman 426
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
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    Hemiman 426
    from Tulsa, Ok.

    Never saw the coupe run, but I witnessed the Opal make many passes at Keystone..


  23. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,384


    Harrys Coupe RULED !
  24. I belong to a few western Pennsylvania car clubs and racing forums as well as know quite a few of the people who put on and promote the PID reunion functions and this has been a topic of conversation more than once. The car is still in the area (Pitcarin) which is right outside of Monroeville, where Harry's shop is. The guy who currently owns the car had turned it into a Pro Street car when that craze hit - don't know if it was actually ever completed at this point or not, but the guy will not part on it. From what I've heard, the giuy doesn't need the money and knows what he has so he has turned down BIG money for it. A friend of the family knows the owner and has invited me to come down and check it out but I never took him up on the offer as I've heard the car has been striped, gutted, pro streeted, etc. and nothing remains from it's glory days as Harry' s old Gasser.

  25. That's a shame if its in that kinda shape that its in.... I hope the guy returns it to its former glory.

  26. Such a bitchin car, saw it race a lot, very sano.
  27. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,529


    Here's how I saw it run at P.I.D.

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  28. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,609


    an all time favorite of mine--one of the coolest 32's ever in my mind.
  29. I have always dug that car. It was of the first I remember seeing in dads old magazines and catalogs (which I have to this day), Harry got a lot of press with that car!
  30. mtkawboy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,212


    That fatgirl could really sing back in her day. I saw it at Indy

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