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This '49 Ford has lead quite an interesting life. It was originally built in Southern California in the late Fifties by Harold Killian while he was stationed there serving in the military. Harold installed a stroked OHV Cadillac and a '57 Ford trans and rearend and took it to Tijuana for a tuck `n' roll job. When he returned home to Michigan, he traded the coupe to Duke Emerson for a '57 Chevy wagon so he could bring his whole family back to sunny SoCal. Over the next couple of years, Duke raced the Ford and took it to the Alexander brothers a few times to have some custom work done. On one of those occasions the car got left out over night and the next morning the interior, intake and ignition, and a few other parts were gone along with Duke's enthusiasm. The car sat for several years and changed hands a few times until it was purchased and restored by Roddy and Sally Moore.