Plenty of black leather covers a bench by Wise Guys while Dragone Classic Motorcars stitch
Wanting to settle for nothing short of perfection when it came to the body, Lou stepped back and began to make a list of all of the steel needing to be replaced. Starting with the floor, which he rejuvenated with pans from Bitchin' Products, he also replaced all of the tired interior wood and added additional structural rigidity by welding in angle iron. Focusing on the body, he swapped out the cowl, visor, decklid, fenders, and added a rolled rear pan, all from Brookville Roadster. Lou then passed the reigns to Dragone Classic Motorcars of Bridgeport, Connecticut, to complete the Brookville Roadster door and rear quarter patch panels, and deftly match the Pontiac Transport ribbed roof insert before ironing the body out. With the bodywork completed, Donald Garcia of Dragone filled his spray gun with just enough Glasurit Mercedes-Benz dark gray metallic and laid down a lustrous coating on the body. In the final assembly stages Lou got plenty of help from his wife, Regina, and two daughters, Jennifer and Rachel. When it came time to furnish his business office, Lou used a black leather bench from Wise Guys while also enlisting the team at Dragone to complete the remainder of the interior with more black leather and rubber floor matting. A Deuce dash filled with gauges from Mooneyes looks right at home while a steering wheel from Lecarra helps maintain navigation. The stance and blending of classic styling with a hint of contemporary flair makes Lou's coupe timeless. Hearing him rip through the gears after the photo shoot was just plain wicked!