Roamin’ Angels: Dick’s Little Deuce Coupe |

Roamin’ Angels: Dick’s Little Deuce Coupe

The Beach Boys sang about it in the early 60’s. The 1932 Ford coupe. It was the stuff dreams are made of.

Dick Stein dreamed about having one since his girlfriend had one when he was in high school. Hers was given to her by her father and had three-windows (count all windows but the windshield) with a flathead Ford engine (like in the Beach Boys song).

Dick passed on the girl, but finally got his dream car in 1997. He found this five-window coupe with a rumble seat in Santa Clara and had to have it. It already had a modified 1966 Corvette 327 engine matched to a Turbohydromatic 400 auto trans with a Corvette posi-traction rear end, but wasn’t running. Dick enlisted the help of fellow Angels at Van’s Auto Body and Hopper’s Hot Rod Garage to get the unique “candy raspberry” paint and high performance that included disc brakes mounted on Vega steering with a tilt wheel. He added gray two-tone leather upholstery that included the dash to give it a “classy” interior. Dick is glad that he waited to get his car. And glad that he waited for Barbara, his wife.

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