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1932 Hi Boy, Nigel and Jaki Carroll, Westlake Village California.



Longtime friend and personal assistant to Eric Clapton, Nigel Carroll has overseen the construction of seven of Eric's Hot Rods built by us during the past 15 years. He is a frequent visitor to the shop, but he never dreamt he would end up owning a Brizio built '32 Hi Boy. This Hi Boy came about by chance, Eric wanted to change the appearance of his '32 Roadster from baby blue with white interior to black with burgundy, he also wanted front and rear independent suspension. As a result of this radical change to Eric's roadster, Nigel inherited the rolling chassis and a complete Sid Chavers interior as a gift from Eric. Nigel purchased the Brookville body from Steve Coonan at Rodders Journal who also contributed the unique "Rodder's Journal" gauges. Roy contributed parts from his used parts stash including the original '32 grill, and Darrell Hollenbeck painted it in blue primer with cream accents. The engine is a Ford 351 Windsor coupled to a Tremic 5 speed. Proof that dreams do sometimes come true!

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