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Bill Larson’s Lil’ Deuce Coupe

We Got A Little Behind This Year, But We Promise To Keep Abreast of Things In The Future.


Santa’s Lil’ Helper, OverDrive Hot Rod News 2013  Christmas Elf, Katie Malone, on location at Family Christmas Tree Farm El Cajon, California. Photo by Ed Zimmerly

Merry (Belated) Christmas!

The fragrant pine tree smell is long gone and all the decorations are tucked away in storage. Like many of you I’m easing back into my daily routine.  Looking back over the past year, I think it turned out to be a pretty good.  Next year might be even better. So, when Ron Burgandy says: “Stay Classy San Diego”, I say, “Stay Positive San Diego” We all have a lot to be grateful for. And nothing puts me in a better mood than the throaty rumble of a tire smokin’ flamed deuce coupe and a hot babe standing next to it. This month’s OverDrive Hot Rod News feature rod owner, Bill Larson has one.  I think it’s the epitome of what excites most of us gearheads.  So even though this is late getting to you, I just couldn’t pass up the chance to share one more Christmas treat.

About the rod: This isn’t Bill’s first deuce. As a teenager growing up in the sixties, he had one. In fact, he took his wife on their first date in it. However, that car fell victim to the inevitable downside of growing up and taking on responsibility. Proceeds from the sale of Bill’s sixties deuce played a major role in the making the Larson’s, first, family-home happen.

So fast-forward to the year 2003. Larson’s current hot rod made it’s way to sunny San Diego ten years ago from Utah. Larson found it online.

Originally it was full-fendered.  Norm Francis was given the opportunity to work his magic and refine the suspension. Larson also added the American Salt Flats style wheels, which undeniably increased this hot rod’s coolness factor. Under the hood resides a Chevy ZZ3 350 small block engine, which connects to a 700R4 transmission. The interior is basic and comfy.  Bill hits the streets in his rod almost weekly. That being said, you won’t find him sitting around too many car shows. Like some of us, he’s happiest when he’s just crusin’ down the road.

2014 Grand National Roadster Show

Photos By Ed Zimmerly



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