The interior is a combination of influences: old-time race car and old-time elegance. Danny Livingston built the woodgrain dash, equipped with Stewart-Warner Wings gauges (a Sun tach was mounted on the column). There’s more of that nickel plating on the ididit steering column and Wheel Shoppe banjo wheel. The underdash pedals are from Kugel. When it was ready for upholstery, the coupe was delivered to George Fimbres in Phoenix, who used wool square weave on the floor, mohair on the headliner, and genuine bison leather to cover the Glide Engineering bench seat. Vintage Air air conditioning was installed at Arizona Street Rods. Wiring was replaced with a Painless Performance kit. All of which made a fantastic first impression on Bruce Albertson two years ago when he got his first look.
“This ’33 has been perfectly built,” he says, “therefore nothing needed to be added to it.” Nothing but miles. Bruce has driven the coupe from his home in Los Angeles to Goodguys shows in Pleasanton and Del Mar, California, to Hot August Nights in Reno, and to as many local events as he can. Wherever it goes, the real steel ’33 is makes an impression.