VEHICLE COVERED: 1938 Ford 4-Door Sedan
WHAT WENT WRONG: When wildfires swept across parts of Texas in September, word quickly spread about one collector car owner who lost 175 classics, including a Shelby Cobra and a dozen Corvettes. While that was an extreme case, a Hagerty client in a neighboring town also felt the wrath of the Texas fires – or, more accurately, the smoke. Realizing that their home had ignited like so many others caught in the fire’s path, the owners scrambled to save what they could, including a 1938 Ford 4-Door Sedan in the garage. No one in the family was injured by the fire, but their prized Ford suffered smoke damage.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2011/09/23/Where-theres-fire-theres-smoke