Old Austin: S. Congress Ave. Parts Store & T.O. Brooks’ 1938 Ford Deluxe Coupe

Written by Ken Altes

Brothers T.O. & M.F. Brooks owned this auto parts store on S. Congress Ave. — in the 1930s, it was called ‘San Antonio Highway.’ The Standard 1938 Ford Model 81B was a lot different than the Model 81A Deluxe, including a curvy grille, a more modern dash, instruments, an 85 hp (60 hp for the Standard Model 81B) engine, sliding gear 3 speed transmission, shaft drive and 3/4 inch floating rear axle.bcp-brooks-auto-partsbcp-truman-o-brooks-auto-parts-owner-5001-san-antoion-hwy-version-3

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