Otley '31 Chevy, Front View
In 1992, Lydell and Margaret bought the car from Dave Halverson. But it wasn’t like you see it today. Lydell made several modifications, including painting it (twice) with ghost flames on the fenders and installing special hand controls so he could drive it.
The engine is a 406 Chevy small block with a 400 automatic. Other features are Power Steering, Cruise Control, Electric BMW Seats, Ford Rear End, Stewart Warner Gauges and maybe best of all – it rides on Air Suspension!
Lydell says the hand controls (this is the third version) work ok, but they are very touchy. Because the car is so light, and with the 406 power, it is easy to burn rubber without even trying (well, at least that is Lydell’s story, and he is sticking to it!)