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You’re my Baby Blue, that’s what I call you

You’re my Baby Blue, that’s what I call you
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You're my Baby Blue (baby blue)
That's what I call you
You know what to do (what to do)
With those eyes of blue
Ba-a-a-a-by blu-you-ue
I-I-I love yo-ou-ou, I do
(B-be -A-be -why, be -be -L-you-E) 
 
The Echoes sang You’re My Baby Blue in 1961, but Tommy Foster built his awesome Baby Blue ’32 Ford roadster more than a decade before that. It was put together in 1950. Years and years later, it was selected as one of the 75 most significant hot rods in history.
Foster was a native of Pontiac, Mich. His car was selected as the “Most Outstanding Car” at the 1953 Autorama Show in Detroit. During the rest of the decade, the car won many awards at different shows. It was also a featured vehicle in several hot rod publications of that era.
 
The car was restored in the late-1980s. It was displayed in the hot rod class at the 1997 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2000, the car participated in the Concours d’Elegance at Meadowbrook Hall, in Michigan.. It is now part of the RVM Classics Collection in Madison, Wis.
 
The car is highly detailed. Foster started out with a gutted ’32 Ford body. The car originally had a Ford flathead V-8 with an Isky 3/4 cam, Edelbrock two-pot manifold and 9:1 heads. Since Foster worked at Pontiac Motor Div. he decided to install a 331-cid Cadillac V-8 with a Detroit Racing dual-quad manifold and Carter four-barrel carburetor. The exhaust manifolds were porcelainized.
 
With its Baby Blue paint, two-tone blue and white rolled and pleated seats, full wheel discs and gangster whitewalls the car is definitely an iconic,  “Old School” East Coast hot rod. Even the Caddy engine is painted Baby Blue and has plenty of chrome and bright metal goodies to dress it up.