On their first date, Gable picked Lombard up in the convertible Duesenberg. It was raining and Lombard complained that the cloth top leaked "like toilet paper, " Gooding said. Gable, mortified, promptly took the car to coachbuilder, Bohman & Schwartz to fix the leaky roof. At the same time, he asked for a number of other changes to better fit the car to his leading man image.
The redesigned pony car will offer better fuel economy, an improved ride and better handling, Ford says.