Got $48,500 burning a hole in your pocket? Then Francis “Pupie” Hardy of Abbeville has a deal for you. For that price, the cream-over-Dreamsicle-orange 1939 Chevrolet he brought to the 12th Annual Cruisin’ Cajun Country could be yours.
“I bought it Wednesday in Houston,” he said Saturday. “I sold it Friday, then the guy came to look at it today.”
Hardy’s Chevrolet is a far cry from what the original designers could have even imagined. The interior has been completely redone, with what looked like machined aircraft aluminum handles and knobs. The original power plant under the bonnet is gone, replaced with an LS-1 engine that would be at home packaged inside a modern Corvette.
Right across the aisle from Hardy’s ’39 Chevy, Ulysse Alleman…