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Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1941 Ford custom

A sentimental story about a group of restorers who went above and beyond to finish a 1941 Ford custom.

Diane Corradi sent us pics of her husband’s ’41 Ford custom that was restored in honor of him beating lung cancer and hanging strong with health issues. This is the story behind the special Ford…

"This is my husbands ( Tony Corradi) 1941 Ford which he had painted by Open Throttle Customs in Muskegon, Mi. We brought it to them in April 2021. They told my hubby it couldn’t be finished until fall. 

In July they surprised him, at a local car show. Tony asked Eric from OTC if they had any cars in the show & Eric said “ only the one that’s pulling in now. Tony turned to see his car being driven in the drive! My very emotional husband couldn’t believe what he was seeing. The entire team from OTC was there, along with family & friends ! The reason they finished so early is because Tony fought & won against lung cancer, has COPD, emphysema, is on oxygen 24/7, & right side of his heart "is not happy”. I will forever be thankful to them."


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