Brasfield 36 Ford Restored

Original Memphis Rodders member Don Brasfield is no doubt proud to see his old hot rod on the cover of the November 2007 issue of Street Rodder magazine.

Don has another fine 36 coupe theses days, but this unique hot rod was a racer and a show car after being acquired via a trade in 1956. A competitor at drag races on the airstrip at Halls TN, and then given the show car treatment in 1958 and returned to street duty, this exceptional car blends hot rod and custom touches into one special machine.

The car basically vanished for many years, but was recently rediscovered and became the subject of a complete restoration by Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin TN. The efforts of Steve Legens has given the coupe a new lease on life. It's an attention getter everywhere it appears with it's chopped top, filled roof, Nash grill, and 40 Chevy headlights adding to it's nostalgic flair.

The coupe is powered by a beautiful 425 cubic inch Buick nailhead mill, backed by a Muncie 4-speed trans. Modern EFI induction, and a powerful stereo system are cleverly hidden within the vintage hot rod so as to be useful but unnoticed additions. The interior features aircraft style bucket seats, a white Oldsmobile steering wheel, and black tuck & roll upholstery with white piping. Chrome reverse wheels with wide whitewall tires, a louvered hood, and custom nerf bars round out the most obvious nostalgic features of this car. The perfect red paint just screams "hot rod". Be aware that many additional unmentioned details will be noticed when you get up close and personal with this one.

It's great to see this one back on the road. Who's going to be next to save a survivor?