"I bought the `32 in 1945 for $400 from Dave Mitchell," says Duffy. "It had a Ford Flathead V8 in it when I got it that got at least 25 miles to a gallon. I filled the tank, drove it to San Diego, and drove it back home to Pasadena and later when I checked the tank it had at least two inches of fuel left in it. I pulled the Flathead Ford engine and put a box-stock Merc engine in it that I got out of the crate. Then I put a Cad in it."