Fifty-one years ago, this largely home-built hot rod copped an attitude long before that expression was applied to anything on four wheels. For a brief time, it was the fastest closed car in America. Its wide exposure at the lakes, and in rodding magazines of the period, served to define the postwar American youthful obsession with power and speed. It also helped put Edelbrock Equipment on the high performance map. Stated simply, it’s the coupe that beat the roadsters.
The Pierson Brothers coupe was a sensation when it topped 140, and soon afterward, it ran over 150 mph. Back then, for many people, hot roadsters defined hot rod. Top of the heap in ‘49 to ‘50, the quickest roadsters, with big 296-cid flathead strokers, stripped of everything nonessential, and probably 250 pounds lighter than a hardtop, were hard pressed to top the 130-mph mark. Coupes were declasse.
Just wow 150 miles an hr in this thing must have felt exhilarating. Another HW 100% hit the coupe looks ready to hit the salt flats and run at top speed. Great paint proportions decals. the labeled Firestone tires are so awesome. This is a fantastic car from a fantastic set which I am priveladged to have.
Info: exerts from hot rod.com writen by Ken Gross
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