Dick Coleman of Bristol, Conn. has owned his 1942 Chevrolet business coupe for 58 years, but it has been in his family since the fall of 1941. He shares stories about it in My Ride. Dick Coleman of Bristol drives a hot rod, a family hand-me-down that was given to him nearly 60 years ago when he was 16 years old. Before that happened, he can recall his great-aunt driving the black 1942 Chevrolet business coupe when she was 90. The car was purchased new by her husband, who was a doctor, just prior to the start of World War II. “She sold the car to my brother – he’s five years older than I am – for a dollar. He drove it to college for a while and when he was done with it, my mother drove it back and forth to Pratt & Whitney from Manchester,” Coleman recalled. “I got my driver’s license on it. Interestingly enough, for somebody’s that so interested in cars and so passionate about hot rods, I failed my first driving test,” he said. He did succeed in getting his license when he was 17. Being a business coupe, the Chevrolet lacks a back seat. Conventional wisdom is the business coupes were built for traveling salesmen to have extra storage space where the rear seat would normally ...