Floridians who love automobiles
When he was a child, Scott Baena's grandparents had a farm in upstate New York, and his grandfather left a 1946 Chevy truck in the field for the grandkids to drive. "Those were fun times and left great memories," Baena says. After a long search, Baena bought a '46 Chevy truck about two years ago from a dealer in the San Francisco Bay area. "I keep the truck at our horse farm in South Carolina and often use it to take my lovely wife, Michele, to the local ice cream stand or fried chicken joint."
The look: "The truck is a real head-turner. The ‘46?Chevy is best remembered for its Art Deco grille. Production of this style stopped for the switch to wartime material production in January 1942 but resumed on a limited basis from January 1944 through early 1946; however,?it was not?until May of 1946 that chrome was used for the grille."
Classic plan: "The goal is to leave a classic truck to each of my sons. I have my eye on a '49 Ford pickup — built the year I was born — which is in horrible shape. I'd like to restore that one myself from the wheels up. For whatever reason, the current owner is not motivated to fix it or sell it just yet, but as my wife will tell you, I am a persistent suitor."
Scott Baena's '46 Chevy truck