Lowell Unruh bought this stunning 1928 Ford roadster when he was in high school, more than 50 years ago. He turned it into a winner on the National Rod and Custom Association show circuit in the early 1980s and has just recently installed an ultra-rare Ford 427 SOHC engine in the venerable beauty.
Lowell Unruh bought this stunning 1928 Ford roadster when he was in high school, more than 50 years ago. He turned it into a winner on the National Rod and Custom Association show circuit in the early 1980s and has just recently installed an ultra-rare Ford 427 SOHC engine in the venerable beauty. The Wichita Eagle
Lowell Unruh bought this stunning 1928 Ford roadster when he was in high school, more than 50 years ago. He turned it into a winner on the National Rod and Custom Association show circuit in the early 1980s and has just recently installed an ultra-rare Ford 427 SOHC engine in the venerable beauty. The Wichita Eagle

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