By Brian Earnest Old Cars Weekly
One of the reasons Gilford Burns loved his 1935 Ford Deluxe Tudor was because of all the fun little things he was able to do to the car, thanks to his fondness for gadgetry and his job as an instrument technician for Pan American Airways. Some old Fords from that era got flames and scallops, some went without fenders or hoods. Burns' car cruised around with various airplane parts bolted all over it.
Gil's son Bill just figures his old man loved his gray Ford so much, he couldn't resist giving it a few tweeks and do-dads that made it different from any other car on the road. Either way, the unique old Ford has been a beloved member of the family since the day Gil got it new as a going-off-to-college gift 74 years ago.
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