'44 Coupe a decades-long love affair

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By Chelsea Kemp, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Boasting a one-of-a-kind colour and a ride as smooth as silk, Barrie Wood’s 1944 Ford Coupe Deluxe has been his trusted steed for more than 30 years.
He first found the ride in Saskatchewan in 1987 while at a home show event. He got to talking to another automotive enthusiast who soon revealed his connection to the Ford.
On the way to visit friends in Alberta, Wood made a point of dropping by to check out the vehicle — he was unsure what to expect in terms of the state the ride would be in.
During his visit, he found it was in pristine condition.
“I was expecting to go down behind the barn, but he had it in the shop,” Wood said with a chuckle. “He was concerned about how I was going to look after it.”
The body was in prime condition, free of even a speck of rust. Over the years, he has had torn the coupe apart, and to this day he has...continued

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