Feature Car of the Month

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This gorgeous ’37 Ford Cabriolet Convertible is more than ready to participate in the upcoming 60th Portland Roadster Show with winning style.

She features more bells and whistles on her than most brand new vehicles of today. She is the property of Mr. Jack Lindquist, from the Oak Grove area of Portland and we’re proud to make this our R&R NW featured car of the month.

This beautiful Fire Pearl Red colored rod features a 425 hp, 383 V-8 for power, a 700R4 w/electric adjustable lock up tranny and a 9” rear w/370 Posi-Trac mono-leaf spring. She has 4-wheel disc brakes with polished Willwood calipers, Mustang rack and pinion, power steering, power windows, power doors and trunk with 6-way power seats. Tilt wheel, Vintage Air with front runner serpentine system, Kenwood C/D player, Classic Instrument “wing” gauges, and Flow Master creating that awesome sound. She sports a delicious Ultra Tan all-leather interior and chrome billet wheels with TA rubber on all four corners. The flawless Gibbons body with a two inch chopped top covered in show class fabric makes this ride come alive and guaranteed to get a lot of thumbs up and happy smiles as you fly down the byway.

Jack attended Oregon City High back in the fifties and was a member of OCH winning football team. Graduating in 1960, he went on to running and then owning the well-known Chevron gas station at the top of the hill in OC back when gas was selling for 21 cents per gallon.
It didn’t take him long to realize there probably wasn’t a strong future in pumping gas, so he jumped at a chance and got into the grocery business. Thirty plus years later he retired from United Grocers right here in Portland. He is enjoying his retirement and about five years ago he purchased himself a little gift in the form of this freshly built fantastic 1937 Ford Cabriolet Convertible. He loves everything about this super rod and she’s won her share of trophies in the past few years.

Did I mention that Jack is one of the founding members of the “Silver Cruisers” car club here in Portland?  I’m not sure where they came up with that handle for a new car club but I think one of the prerequisites had something to do with older hair styles.

Jack now has his eyes on another ride out there in dream land, so it’s time to look for a new owner for the ’37. If you’re interested you can see her in person at Affordable Classics —located at 19895 SE McLoughlin Blvd. in Gladstone. The individual who jumps on the chance to own this ride, for a fraction of what all the parts cost, plus the build time to put it all together, is going to be one lucky person.

We hope to see you and your beautiful, creative, automobile work of artistic wonder at the Portland Roadster Show come March 18-20, 2016 at the Portland Expo.

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