Thirty-Nine Convertible

Australian Street Rodding|June 2020

Thirty-Nine Convertible
Ian Walton bought this beaut convertible for his birthday...

Ian Walton has had about fifteen cars over the years, some hot rods, Model A roadsters, tourers, a ’39 Chev Sloper and ’55 Chevs. He built a few of these himself and bought others as going concerns, but all have been drivers with the family on board and often towing a camper. Ian’s family members have always been involved and remain so even today. The adult children love taking the cars out for a cruise, but grandson Henry is Ian’s new cruising mate. He loves the Claxton horn.

“I have been into hot rodding since the mid-’80s. I worked with the late Dennis Moreau in Canberra who converted me. Dennis came with me one Saturday to give me a lift with an early MG in parts I was interested in purchasing. On the way we stopped in to see a mate of his who just happened to have all the parts for a T bucket for sale. You guessed it, I came home with the bucket. So began many new friendships, cars and great runs through the next 30 plus years.


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June 2020