Larry Walda from Knightstown, Ind., spent a year searching for a car that he could enjoy taking to cruise-ins around the Southside.
In December 2015, after viewing more than 100 photos on the internet, he convinced a good friend to travel to Florida to inspect a 1929 Ford Model A and give it a thorough test drive.
The widow who owned the car knew few details about her late husband’s pride and joy. But it was in excellent condition so Larry bought it and had it trailered back to Indiana.
The 1929 coupe has been highly modified and sports a 350 Chevy automatic crate engine with high lift cams. There are power windows, a sunroof and air conditioning. A tilt steering wheel and a bright blue metallic paint scheme highlight the car.
The dash appears to have Dakota digital instrumentation throughout, and the unique custom white vinyl and leather seats set off the interior. The wheels were a bonus as they turned out to be the Boyd Coddington special edition chrome, designed for custom rods. Bob “Bikini” Keeney finished off the exterior with his trademark pinstriping.
Larry and his wife do not do car shows, but rather enjoy attending cruise-ins. They took their car to several functions on Monument Circle last summer and are looking forward to the upcoming car season.
They take as much pride in watching people photograph their special ride as they do in receiving compliments on it.
Until next time, happy cruising!