Saturday, January 21, 2012

$82K takes home this 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe at the 2012 Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. I love this custom ride.

(Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson.com Official Website)

So some of my readers may be asking, why would he write about this collector car, a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe Custom that went across the block and sold for $82k on a Saturday afternoon? Well that's easy, as a car enthusiast, I have a list of collector cars including custom ride that I would love to own one day before I died and this particular collector car is on my wish list. Yes, someday I would love to own a 1940 Ford Coupe.

However there is one more part to this story. Back in January 2009 at the World of Wheels in Boston, Massachusetts, I stood in line for 6 hours to get Chip Foose's autography. I received a picture with Chip, an autographed discast that I bought just a few hours before and a signed sketch that he did in front of me of what looks to be a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe. The signed sketch was incredible, but the experience of meeting Chip Foose was perfect. He ended up signing autographs for over 6.5 hours straight and I couldn't thank him enough for those autographs and his time.

And yes Chip Foose is a really nice guy in person.