1932 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe, powered by the "Stovebolt Six" 194 cu in (3,180 cc) six-cylinder engine, three-speed synchro-mesh manual transmission with "Free Wheeling". All steel body, Original interior type, Runs and drives well, Recent service. Paint has some blemishes, Lifting windshield works.
1942 Hudson Bigboy Cab Pickup, Finished in Strawberry Red with Tan Leather interior. This very rare truck underwent a comprehensive ground up, body off chassis, nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. This incredible Hudson Cab Pickup has been restored to a show quality and tastefully sports the appropriate look of its period. It displays outstanding panel fit, superior paintwork, bright work and an interior trim finish second to none. It sits with a graceful slight nose low stance. With its intricate grille, a pair of period correct amber fog light, running lights on the fenders, Hudson triangle motif accent lights on the hood, steel wheels, dog-dish hubcaps, beauty rings, wide-whitewall tires and the rear bed trunk mounted to the high gloss oak bed floor makes a visual statement of gentlemanly sophistication and grace. When you look into the Art-Deco interior, it remains original and intact down to the fabulous steering wheel, transmission gear selector, center dash Zenith 6tube radio, original clock in the glove box, Weather Master heater, push button start & lights and original restored gauges, all in prefect working order. Under the hood you will find it has been upgraded to 12V electrics. Refitted with a 1954 Hudson Twin H-Power engine of NASCAR fame: a straight six, L Head, 308 cubic inch, 170 horsepower, 260 ft-lbs of torque, a factory dual carburetor setup that utilizes dual Carter WA1-barrel carburetors, with and Hudson-Gm HydraMatic 3-speed automatic transmission and dual exhaust. In 1942 only 47 of these 128 inch wheelbase Bigboy Cab Pickups were made before the Hudson factory in Detroit was converted to aircraft fuselage and weapons manufacture on February 5, 1942. Background:The name "Hudson" came from Joseph L. Hudson, a Detroit department store entrepreneur and founder of Hudsons department store (now Macys), who provided the necessary capital and gave permission for the company to be named after him. A total of eight Detroit businessmen formed the company on February 20, 1909, to produce an automobile which would sell for less than $1,000. The company quickly started production, with the first car driven out of a small factory in Detroit on July 3, 1909. The new Hudson "Twenty" was one of the first low-priced cars on the American market and very successful with more than 4,000 sold the first year. As the role of women increased in car-purchase decisions, automakers began to hire female designers. Hudson, wanting a female perspective on automotive design, hired Elizabeth Ann Thatcher, in 1939. A graduate of the Cleveland School of Arts with a major in Industrial Design, she became one of Americas first female automotive designers. Her contributions to the 1941 Hudson included exterior trim with side lighting, interior instrument panel, interiors and interior trim fabrics. She designed for Hudson from 1939 into 1941, as a result Hudsons 1942 vehicles were a bit flashier, with new front and rear fenders and trim that suggested a full-width grille. The lower body flared out to conceal the running boards producing a design statement that is low, long, dripping with chrome and a highly detailed bed design.
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Think about what a big deal the Model A was when it hit the streets in 1928. With the look of a baby Lincoln, 4-wheel brakes, and lively performance, it was everything the Model T was not, and every bit as durable. Today, cars like this 1928 Model A roadster are fantastic collectables whether youre just starting out or have a massive collection already. This Model A has the kind of story you want to tell. A decade ago this was a sedan that belonged to a WWII veteran. He sold it to the next owner who saw huge potential in the chassis. So a new roadster body was built, and this vintage Ford was given a complete restoration/rebirth.The unusual colors on this A are bright and cheerful, combining cream with green to highlight the details. On the stylish little roadster bodywork, they look fantastic and theyll help this one stand out at shows, where so many of them will be black or dark green. Fit and finish are extremely good, and its quite likely that no Model A was this nice coming out of Dearborn in 1928. Note that as an open car, there are no exterior door handles, a sure-fire way to identify an early 1928 model, and the chrome windshield frame identifies it as a deluxe roadster. The detailing is quite correct, from the accessory bumpers to the single early-style drum taillight to the cover for the rear-mounted spare. Other upgrades include chrome instead of nickel on the radiator shell and headlight buckets, a Boyce moto-meter, and one-piece splash aprons that give it a smoother look. The interior is correctly restored in brown leatherette, which was Fords version of weatherproof vinyl. The Model A is simplicity itself with no unnecessary components, but somehow they managed to make it stylish as well as functional. The interior is cozy for two, offering plain door panels and a simple dashboard thats also the cowl-mounted fuel tank. The instrument panel offers only the basics, and there is no windshield wiper, but what else do you expect on a car without any windows? A reproduction rubber mat covers the wooden floorboards, and the beautiful steering wheel is correct for the earliest Model As. The black canvas top folds easily giving the roadster a sporty look, and two can squeeze into the rumble seat out back, which is finished in matching brown leatherette. The torquey little four cylinder engine is simply a delightful machine. Reliable and tough, it over-performs given its modest specifications, happy to trundle around town with a minimum of shifting thanks to its prodigious torque output and yet still capable of running all day at 45-50 MPH. The engine features a high-compression head for a bit more performance, and given the reliability of these cars and the vast network of parts suppliers out there, it should be easy to maintain and will run virtually forever. It has been upgraded with a 6-volt alternator but still runs the original updraft carburetor and distributor with flat copper plug leads. The Mitchell manual transmission features Synchromesh, so its a joy to shift and the factory suspension and brakes make it fun out on the road. The chassis is highly detailed thanks to the fresh restoration and the reproduction exhaust offers that familiar Model A sound. Correct 21-inch welded wire wheels wear reproduction 4.50-21 blackwalls that look exactly right on the modest Model A. The charm is undeniable, both in looks and on-road performance. If youre a car guy, you owe it to yourself to own a Model A at least once in your life and this is an excellent one. Call today!
At first glance, this looks like your typical old-school 32 Ford hi-boy roadster. But look a little closer and youll see that not only is it beautifully finished, but its got a lot of tricks up its sleeve that combine tradition and innovation in new ways to create something truly special. Would you be surprised to learn that theres over $200,000 wrapped up in the construction of this car? After you see it in person, you wont have any doubts. The paint is about a mile deep and this is no old-fashioned roadster body, but a recent creation that does away with factory imperfections and instead delivers laser-sharp reflections in the two-stage urethane paint. Dig the exacting gaps, the beautiful fit of the three-piece hood, and the just-right angle of the grille up front. Its only got 4178 miles since it was built, so there are almost no signs of use. The chopped windshield accentuates the wicked stance and yes, thats a proper 32 Ford grille shell up front but it, too, has been chopped and modified to give this car that perfect wedge profile. This is speed incarnate, a minimalist tribute to all-out performance, and it totally works. If you love details, this car will give you something to do for a week as you examine all the lovely custom touches. The black leather interior is pure hot rod tradition, starting with the pleated bench seat, which has been skillfully shaped to add space in the compact roadsters cockpit. The doors open suicide-style using billet latches, and theres more pleated leather on the door panels themselves. A big banjo-style steering wheel re-creates the era and looks great, and they wisely chose a polished steering column with an exposed shifter for the transmission, freeing up precious floor space for passengers and adding to the cool elemental look. Pretty cream-faced gauges are simple, clean, and elegant, set into a textured instrument panel thats a refreshing change from the usual billet piece. Theres a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo system hidden out of sight and accessed with a remote control, and in the finest roadster tradition, there is no heater. It does include a great-fitting black canvas top thats completely removable so the clean roadster lines are uninterrupted and it stows neatly in the carpeted trunk with a power actuator for the lid. The engine is an all-aluminum small block Chevy punched out to 401 cubic inches. Topped by aluminum heads, this flyweight powerplant delivers reality-altering acceleration and razor-sharp handling. It also looks incredible under the pointed hood, with a custom pinstriped air cleaner atop a Holley 4-barrel carburetor and a set of custom valve covers that tie in with the rest of the car. The engine block itself has a beautiful bronze tone to it, giving the engine bay an artistic look thats different from all the other rods out there sporting bright red or Chevy Orange motors. Its linked to a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and a very trick 9-inch rear end with a finned aluminum cover thats just gorgeous from behind. The frame is finished like the bodywork, theres a chrome I-beam axle up front, and 4-wheel disc brakes, with the fronts cleverly hidden inside period-looking drums. And one of the cars most remarkable features is the rolling stock: custom-made aluminum wheels designed to look like painted steelies with trim rings and hubcaps. With a modern set of 205/50/17 front and 295/40/20 rear BFGoodrich rubber, its got that big-n-little stance but modern handling. This is perhaps the most impressive hi-boy weve ever seen. The detailing is spectacular and the overall theme is going to blow everything else away wherever you show it. Call today!
The last of the '67 Ford Shelby GT500 EXP notchback coupes known as "Little Red" is set for restoration
The Model A comes in a dizzying array of shapes and styles, but none are as stylish and elegant as the phaeton. Fitted with an upgraded powertrain and finished like its late for a trophy ceremony, this is a fantastic little 1929 Ford with a ton of personality. In hot rods, it matters what theyre made of, and this phaeton is 100% steel, including the fenders. The Model A DNA is unmistakable and its worth noting that none of the trucks original features have been significantly modified. The curving fenders still wrap neatly around the tires, the hood is a stock-looking louvered 4-piece affair, there are no door handles (which was a 1928-only feature that looks good on this 1929), and the addition of a 1932 grille shell makes it look sleek. Luscious is the only way to describe the cranberry red paint, and while Henry Ford didnt like reds because they were expensive, someone obviously spent a good pile of cash here. Its an older build and shows some signs of use, but the assembly quality and attention to detail stand out, so you know that someone did things right when it was built. The grille, headlights, bumpers, and taillight stanchions are all bright chrome, the running boards are rubber-covered so theyre still useful, and the rear end is nicely finished with a chrome spreader bar and custom fuel tank. Simplicity was the phaetons strength. As one of the lowest-priced Fords, it was certainly basic, but the basic goodness of the Model A design makes it special. And with some user-friendly upgrades, this one is easy to drive and comfortable behind the wheel. Pleated tan leather upholstery looks period-correct and the simple door panels have a custom look, and youll note that the front seat has been subtly modified to increase legroom, although its at the expense of rear seat access. The Model As cowl/gas tank is gone, replaced by a dashboard with a custom insert and gold-toned VDO gauges to monitor the engines vitals. Tilt steering makes this one feel more modern than the original and with a smaller banjo-style steering wheel, theres considerably more room in the cab. Leather boots for the shifter and E-brake make it look finished and the tan canvas top folds like the original, offering decent weather protection and a sporting look when its down. A 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 provides motive force. Torquey, smooth, and utterly bulletproof, it delivers great performance thanks to the phaetons diminutive curb weight, and fits so neatly under the hood that youll almost forget that it was originally a 4-banger. A lot of polished aluminum, machined aluminum valve covers, a 4-barrel carburetor, and block-hugging exhaust manifolds make for a very handsome engine that will make folks do a double-take when they see it, and it runs superbly. Highway speeds are not a problem thanks to the TH400 3-speed automatic transmission and it rides better than any Model A youve ever driven, with A-arms and coil-overs up front and a 4-link on the 9-inch Ford rear end. Everything underneath is neatly finished in basic black and theres a rumbling dual exhaust system that gives the Chevy V8 a very impressive voice. Elegant chrome Torque Thrust wheels are a great choice on a vintage car like this and wear staggered 15-inch blackwall radials. Kind of an old-school build that recalls your childhood at the Auto-Rama, this neat Ford is a great choice for the guy who doesnt do things like everyone else. Call today!
Dont feel badly if you dont recognize the name Hupmobile, which is an orphan brand that died in 1941 after years of producing some pretty advanced and stylish automobiles. The Father of Industrial Design Raymond Loewy designed these unique art-deco machines, with the 36 and 37 being the rarest of the rare. This 1936 Hupmobile 618 G Touring Sedan is a great example of that outside-the-box thinking, combining early aerodynamics and high style in a very appealing package. With a restoration thats approaching 30 years old, this car is quite impressive overall. Sure, there are a few very minor signs of use and age, but it could pass for a much fresher specimen and its still ideal for tours and casual shows where it will surely be a topic of conversation for everyone who sees it. The flashy two-tone paint job takes advantage of the bodys lines to make for natural break points and the sleek sedan looks more like a 4-door coupe than a frumpy family car. Up front, the oval-shaped headlights are neatly blended into the fenders and the raked-back grille was one of the most streamlined of the period. The chrome is quite good as well, and there are many small details that make cars like this special: the hood ornament, the beautiful hood vents, and the taillights with HUPP emblazoned on their lenses. Everywhere you look, theres something youve never seen before to delight the eye. The gray cloth interior is a pretty accurate representation of what you got in 1936, with basic patterns and attractive materials. The front seat shows some minor wear but the spacious back seat area looks quite fresh and offers lots of space for passengers. Suicide doors are always a cool look and make it easy to slide into the front seat without any contortions. Simple door panels with painted garnish moldings and bright red accents are an interesting look that probably would have stood out in 1936 and the driving position is quite modern with a more vertical steering wheel than most of its competitors. The instruments are arranged in a center panel and show lovely art-deco lettering that was the height of fashion. This car carries accessories like an AM radio (not functional, which is typical of these ancient units) and aftermarket turn signals for safety. A good-sized trunk includes a full-sized spare and reasonable luggage space for tours and equipment. The 245 cubic inch inline-six powerplant makes a burly 101 horsepower and a seamless flow of torque that makes the Hupp easy to drive and lots of fun. Its not detailed for show, but there are signs of care throughout the years and it was treated to a ring job and valve adjustment about 3000 miles ago, so it runs great. And while the Hupmobile name might not be familiar, the parts are not terribly exotic nor difficult to find, so you can enjoy it without worrying about the next set of spark plugs. A 3-speed manual transmission feeds a set of gears that make for effortless around-town driving without a lot of shifting, and itll cruise at 50-55 MPH without getting winded. The restoration was obviously comprehensive, because the chassis is in good shape with only signs of use but no damage in its past. Attractive artillery-style wheels were all the rage in 1936 and these carry whitewalls that have a lot of life left in them. An unusual, stylish, and fun car thats also VERY rare. Certainly more unique and tastefully styled than the Chrysler Airflows of the time, this Hupmobile delivers plenty of style thats sure to stand out. Call today!
Not every car has to be a show piece, and this 1929 Ford Model A tudor sedan shows you how easy it is to get into the hobby for not a lot of cash. If your interest runs towards early iron, you cant do much better than a Model A, and this one offers use-it-now utility with a great look and plenty of practicality. Its also a ball to drive! Sedans are a great way to enjoy old cars. Sure, the roadsters and phaetons get all the attention, but as soon as the weather turns rainy or cold, everyone will be eyeing your roll-up windows and spacious back seat. The Model A looks quite stylish with two doors, too, showing off ideal proportions that make the small car look impressive. The blue paint is in excellent shape, and it has a bright, honest look that suits the workaday Model A. There are signs of use because someone truly loved this car and used it as intended, but nothing stands out and it looks great even from a few feet away. Panel fit is decent and it doesnt look like this car was ever rusty, and the crisp edges on the body moldings mean there are no nasty surprises hiding underneath. Straw-colored pinstripes highlight the belt moldings, a detail that didnt cost Henry all that much but paid big dividends in terms of how upscale the cars looked. The black fenders were the only available color on a Model A, and the bright pieces like the radiator and headlights are chrome instead of the original nickel for easy maintenance. The interior has the same finished look as the exterior, nicely finished and ideal for touring. The tudor sedan was the best seller and with a pair of bucket seats up front, its easy for everyone to get comfortable. Gray cloth upholstery makes sure the seats are comfortable and they dont show any rips, tears or other issues, so its ready to enjoy. Theres room for five and the back seat in particular is impressively spacious with plenty of legroom. The traditional Model A center instrument panel shines up nicely and the hard rubber steering wheel is in fantastic shape for its age. Front seat passengers get a rubber mat while there are correct carpets in back, and both door panels have their own map pockets, which is handy in a car where the dashboard is also the gas tank. And for affordable transportation, the little details like the window garnish moldings and door hardware are nicely detailed. The same 200 cubic inch inline four that powers all Model As lives in this one, and it makes the same happy sounds and makes the same impressive torque. The sturdy little cast iron motor is as reliable as a cinder block and still runs all its original components, including an updraft carb, original distributor, and generator. Recent hoses and correct clamps are a nice touch, and the block wears correct Ford Green paint that shows a bit of age. The 3-speed manual transmission is non-synchronized, but double-clutching is easy, and the gear ratios are well-suited to around-town driving. Bright wire wheels are correct and carry right-sized 4.75/5.00-21 Firestone blackwalls. Old cars can be a ton of fun, especially when they run well and dont cost a fortune. This Model A will teach you the basics and will always be ready when you are. Call today!
This bright yellow 1932 Ford 3-window coupe isnt your garden-variety hot rod. No, it was built in 2002 by the legendary George Poteet and has an old-school look that is sure to generate a lot of attention every time you take it out. Better yet, if youre a Ford guy, youll be thrilled to learn theres a Blue Oval 289 under the louvered hood, making this the best kind of Henry Ford hot rod. The hi-boy stance and 3-window bodywork give this coupe a look thats straight out of the early 1960s. Its chopped, of course, and they did it right, not too much off the top, not too much of a rake, and that also makes it functional on the street. The bright yellow paint has a lot of pearl and metallic in it, so it has an AutoRama show car look thats pure nostalgia, and as a Poteet build, you know the finish quality is first rate. Just check out the door gaps, the tight fit of the 3-piece hood, and the crisp body lines, none of which come cheap or easy. A few subtle pinstriped flourishes highlight the trunk, along with a set of blue dot taillight lenses, just for effect. Theres also a cool power antenna on the rear deck, complete with Moon Eyes ball on top. Theres nothing on this Ford that doesnt scream, Traditional! The interior nails the 60s vibe with diamond-tufted upholstery thats funky today but all the rage back then. The split bench seat does a good impersonation of a pair of buckets and the patterned headliner is worth the price of admission all by itself. Even the header above the windshield is whimsically upholstered. Anything that wasnt covered in tan leather was painted to match the bodywork, including the dash, which is also highlighted by more custom pinstripes. Stewart-Warner gauges in the center of the dash are just what it might have used if it were actually built in the 1960s, and the secondary controls have been invisibly stashed underneath. The 3-spoke wheel has a dirt track racer look and youll dig how the tachometer was built right into the column support, so its right where it needs to be when you need it. Luxuries include a tilt steering column and AM/FM/cassette stereo, but this car doesnt need A/C to be cool and the workmanship will just blow you away. Its also equipped with a nicely finished trunk that includes a remote-mounted battery and a fuel cell, both tucked under carpeted covers for a finished look. Pop the Dzus fasteners on the hood and youll find that the Ford 289 cubic inch V8 looks hot rod perfect thanks to a pair of 4-barrel Edelbrocks on an aluminum intake. Theres a lot of chrome, but even more bright yellow paint, including the Thrust finned valve covers, the block itself, and even things like the vacuum advance on the distributor. Its properly tuned and the twin carbs acquit themselves well on the hot small block, giving it lightning-quick throttle response. The C4 3-speed automatic makes it easy to drive and theres a quick-change rear end out back that should be standard equipment on every 32 Ford hot rod. The frame was color-matched to the bodywork save for the chrome front suspension, which is a dropped I-beam on trailing arms. Front disc brakes, a burbling dual exhaust system, and a discreetly mounted transmission cooler all help if you want to drive it. Staggered chrome steelies with baby moon hubcaps are the right choice and they wear 195/60/14 front and 235/70/15 rear whitewall radials. With several awards under its belt, this is traditional hot rodding done right. A great pedigree, quality workmanship, and a look that will never go out of style make this 32 Ford the one to own. Call today!
You either get rat rods or you dont. They arent built to be pretty, but they are possibly the most accurate reflection of early hot roddings roots. Cars like this 1927 Ford Model T pickup were built from scavenged parts that were a unique expression of the builders vision, and no two are alike. In a world filled with me-too plastic 32 coupes, something like this stands out everywhere it goes. Obviously satin black is a mainstay of the rat rod movement, and it works exceptionally well on cars like this Model T truck. No-nonsense, low maintenance, and designed to show off the builders custom touches, it has a timeless look that will not go out of fashion. The familiar square Model T cab appears to be a coupe, not an original pickup, or at least if it was a pickup, it was extended to vastly improve legroom inside. Theres a modest bed out back and the lowered and channeled stance makes it look low and lean without being claustrophobic inside. Factory Model T fenders were also modestly reshaped to fit the wider rear wheels and theres a simple black radiator shell up front. A few whimsical touches include diamond-plate treads on the running boards, a rat trap in the bed, and a giant stop lamp on the back of the cab, all part of being unique. Its pretty austere inside but that doesnt mean its not comfortable and functional. They cleverly dropped the seats between the frame rails, so it has good head room even with the chopped top and those are bucket seats out of a late-model that are surprisingly comfortable. More diamond plate on the floor helps with the industrial look and a simple Ididit chrome steering column and removable 3-spoke wheel give it a vintage feel. There are cool Faria gauges that look suitably retro and a long-handled Lokar shifter gives you someplace to hang your hand while you drive. Fun details include the Moon race-style accelerator, the under-dash heater/fan, and a cow horn. Like most well-built rat rods, this one is fully functional and safe to drive, not just thrown together for effect. That matters. Power comes from a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8, but with the blacked-out look and some custom parts, its tough to recognize. Most visible is the custom aluminum air cleaner housing, which is topped by a flying pig hood ornament. Finned valve covers might have been borrowed from a Corvette and theres a big Edelbrock intake up top. Theres a good-sized cam inside that gives it that lumpy idle that makes a true hot rod, but with an HEI ignition system, it fires easily and drives great. Rack and pinion steering makes it easy to handle and disc brakes up front are more than adequate given the trucks miniscule curb weight. The front suspension is familiar Mustang II so it rides surprisingly well and theres a GM 10-bolt on ladder bards out back. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission simplifies the driving experience and the stance is just about perfect with chrome steelies and staggered 165R15 front and 285/70/15 rear whitewall radials. Old school, the next best thing, or simply a traditional rod thats ready to rock? How about all of the above? Call today!
Some hot rods were built by guys who simply get it. Theyre more than just a bunch of parts from a catalog, theyre cars that respect the vintage iron and the period in which they were built. This attractive 1940 Ford tudor sedan is such a car. Sure, it packs a sweet-running 350 under the hood and an upscale paint job, but its built to cruise and does that very well indeed. Preserving the original designs integrity was obviously top on the builders list, and all the wonderful details that Ford added to the car remain beautifully intact. The 100% steel body has been restored to a good standard, and while it was finished a few years ago it still looks great. The paint is a handsome medium burgundy that looks pretty close to the old Ford Maroon that was so popular in 1940. It still shines under the lights and outside, yet its also subtle and restrained without any flashy graphics to get in the way. Panel fit is very good, and its awesome to see that they even kept the running boards in place. The Deluxe models used an updated version of 1939s pointed grille that has become one of the most enduring looks in hot rodding, and its hard to imagine anything more handsome on the front of this burgundy tudor. The chrome and stainless trim is in decent condition and there are roses etched into the rear glass, which is kind of a neat touch. The salute to detail continues inside with a neatly crafted interior that perfectly blends old and new in high fashion. The upholstery is simply gray fabric, stitched in patterns that resemble the original upholstery and the split front bench loos surprisingly modern. Subtlety is the key, but this is an interior that invites you in and convinces you to stay, and you could happily spend many thousands of miles behind the wheel. For the most part, the dash is original, although the original gauge insert has been modified and now houses a full set of vintage-looking Stewart Warner dials. They added a tilt steering column and an aftermarket A/C unit under the dash, and the original speaker grille has been smoothed to give the dash a nicely integrated look. The back seat is comfortable for two and makes this a very family-friendly hauler, and the trunk is trimmed to match and includes a remote-mounted battery. Built with reliability in mind, this Ford packs a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8, which shouldnt be a surprise. Its smooth, powerful, and easy to maintain, thanks to an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and intake manifold, HEI electronic ignition and stock rams horn exhaust manifolds. There are chrome dress-up pieces that are in OK shape, but this one isnt necessarily for show, its meant to drive and it does that rather well. The front suspension appears to be fairly stock, using a transverse leaf spring and an I-beam axle, while out back theres a Ford 9-inch rear on leaf springs. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a recent Flowmaster exhaust system are traditional hot rod additions, and with modern shocks all around, it rides rather well. Familiar Torque Thrust wheels are always a great choice and carry staggered 195/70/14 front and 225/70/15 rear blackwall radials for a bit of rake in the stance. This is one of those rods thats nicely finished and works great by virtue of being simple. If thats something you appreciate, this is your Ford. Call today!
Like it or not, the T-Bucket is back in a big way. Theres surely a reason why we cant keep them in stock, and when theyre as nice as this 1923 T, were quite certain one of you traditional hot rod guys will grab this one up in the next few weeks, too. The look is perhaps the most instantly-recognizable hot-rod of all time, equal parts cartoon and serious performance threat, and the abbreviated Model T roadster pickup body has a few styling cues to let you know its origins. Painted in bright red with cool vintage 70s airbrush work, this one stands out simply because it looks like it was there when it all started. The paint shines reasonably well and while its not show-quality, its quite presentable and does nothing to diminish the fun that the T-bucket represents. Its got a clean, simple, no-nonsense look, as if the essence of the minimalist T-bucket was bared down even farther, leaving just the basics. Youll note the front end was stretched a bit to handle the big block Chrysler V8 and theres a familiar Model T radiator shell out front. Out back, the abbreviated pickup bed has been finished with a pseudo tonneau cover, and the mural back there is a familiar glimpse into what makes this hobby so great. The interior is, of course, minimalist, but the black pleated vinyl is durable enough to survive out in the elements. I suppose its technically a bench, but it, too, is minimalist, and youll have to brace yourself to stay planted behind the Grant GT 4-spoke steering wheel. A full complement of instruments in the dashboard show you whats going on up front (well, the things you cant see, anyway), and a slightly raked column makes for a far more comfortable driving position than most T-buckets. Youll also spot a drivers door, which makes getting in a lot easier than most Ts and even the stripes wrap into the jambs, so this paint job wasnt a cheap one back in the day. There is no stareo to overcome the side pipes so youll have to get used to running alfresco and there is no top. Thats the T-bucket way. A 440 cubic inch Chrysler V8 provides motive power, and since its out in the open like that, the 440 is dressed up for show. Finned Mickey Thompson valve covers are a traditional touch matched by a towering scoop-style air cleaner and a block painted black to match the chassis, so it blends right in. Theres a mild cam inside, an Holley 4-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake, and those long-tube headers and side pipes that are part of the Ts DNA, so it runs well enough to need all that rubber out back. A quick-shifting TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic drives a narrowed Ford 9-inch rear end, which shrugs off the big blocks torque. The front suspension uses a dropped I-beam front axle and a leaf spring to hang it waaaay out there, giving the T a rather sleek look. Shiny Cragar mag wheels look vintage and wear traditional skinnies up front and giant track-style meats out back. Hot rodding has evolved, but the T-bucket remains a constant. Perhaps thats why people like them so much. At the very least, I can guarantee this one will always put a smile on your face. Call today!
This 1927 Dodge coupe was built for the Mopar fan who wants to stand out rather than blend in. Yes, its green, its tall, and it definitely gets attention. But at the same time, its beautifully built, totally streetable, and very affordable. Why drive the same old stuff as everyone else? Isnt hot-rodding about being different? The tall, square Dodge coup body is just begging to be filled with performance, creating the kind of cognitive dissonance that you get from seeing a phone booth hammering down the highway at 80 MPH. The old-fashioned look works quite well, with the Dodge looking far more substantial than your average Model T while still retaining that no-nonsense charm that made the brand famous. The modifications are minimal, just some shaved bumpers (which were optional in 1927 anyway), a Ram hood ornament, body-colored trim, and some diamond-plate running boards. The rest is factory steel thats been straightened and smoothed to look great under that brilliant Sub-Lime paint. Yeah, its going to attract attention which is why they knew they needed to make it right. The doors open and close well, the turtle deck fits flush, and the hood swings on a properly aligned hinge. Simplicity is the rule, so they even skipped the graphics and pinstripes, letting the shape and the paint speak for itself. Check it out, this thing is cool! You need to love bright green, because the interior is as vivid as the bodywork, but again, why blend in? Somehow they found materials for the seats that exactly match the paint, and even the steering column and wheel were treated to a bright green makeover. A real wood dashboard offers some contrast and warmth, and has been filled with dolphin gauges and they, too, have been tinted green to match. A powerful AM/FM/CD stereo in the center of the dash makes road trips easy and a tilt steering column makes the upright driving position comfortable. Obviously theres plenty of headroom, plus decent storage in the fully finished trunk. For pure fun, the 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 provides unmatched performance in the relatively lightweight Dodge. Built to be reliable, it features a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, Mallory Unilite distributor, a custom powder coated intake manifold, and a set of block-hugging headers. Custom airbrush work on the air cleaner and valve covers attempts to disguise the GM-in-a-Mopar powerplant and theres a giant radiator up front to keep it cool. The chassis breaks no new ground, sticking with a dropped I-beam front axle on leaf springs, a ladder frame, and a 10-bolt rear end on a set of ladder bars with coil-overs. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission has quick reflexes and the exhaust system sounds spectacular, both at idle and at full bore. The stance is just about perfect and it sits on color-matched steel wheels with baby moon hubcaps, trim rings, and staggered 215/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials. Built purely for fun, this neat little Dodge does something few other rods can do these days: it makes people stop and stare. The fact that it also runs and drives so well is only icing on the cake. Yes, its vivid, but sneaking around was never what hot-rodding was about. Call today!
Daring to be different is great, especially if the different is as good looking as this 1939 Dodge 4-door sedan. With a sleek aerodynamic look, wonderful art-deco styling details, and modern V8 horsepower, its one of those awesome rods that will stand out just by virtue of being something other than a Ford. The bright red paint certainly helps this one grab everyones attention, but its the detailing that will make them look closer. The sleek Dodge sedan has a unique look that was similar to the fastback styling from the other automakers, but the long wheelbase and sleek tail section make it look far more radical than most. Finish quality is quite good, with nice body gaps and a bright shine that can only come from a lot of time invested in buffing and polishing the final finish. Most of the original trim was retained, and it really sparkles against that Torch Red paint. Were particularly fond of the front end, which offers neat details like the dipped front bumper, familiar ram hood ornament, and a very cool grille that seems to reach back to the firewall. Add in a host of vents, speed lines, and stainless trim, and the whole car seems to be in motion like one of those old paintings showing cars at speed. We love the split rear window and it appears that the only notable items that arent stock are the LED taillights, which are shaped like those on a 39 Ford. And it is worth noting that its entirely steel except for the rear fenders, which is important to a lot of rodders. The handsome tan leather interior was finished three years ago and still looks great. Up front you get a pair of power bucket seats from a late-model, while the back seat appears to be borrowed from the same car. New carpets, simple perforated leather door panels, and a custom center console all add to the new car feel. The original dash has been upgraded with a set of very trick Dolphin gauges with green faces, and the 9886 miles shown are since the build was completed. Under the dash there are vents for the A/C system as well as a few secondary controls, while the AM/FM/CD head unit is discreetly tucked into the center console. A B&M shifter on the transmission tunnel manages a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and the tilt column is topped by a fat 4-spoke wheel. And the whole reason you buy a sedan is so you can take the whole family with you, and the giant fully upholstered trunk makes it easy. A familiar 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 lives under the pointed hood and it was rebuilt to stock specs when the car was built. Its got some chrome dress-up pieces, a polished intake, and a big 4-barrel carburetor, all of which work together to make it run great and look cool. A big aluminum radiator and R134a refrigerant in the A/C system (needs to be recharged) make it a trusted highway cruiser for long hauls and service access is pretty good. Power front disc brakes and power steering come complements of a Camaro subframe and the dual Flowmasters give it a wonderfully mellow exhaust note. A 10-bolt rear end with 3.73 gears inside makes the car feel lively around town, but theyre easily tamed by the overdrive gear in the transmission. Its got just the right rake, augmented by a set of flashy Ridlr wheels and 17-inch performance radials. Nicely documented with receipts and build photos, this handsome Dodge stands out both in terms of quality and rarity. Why do what everyone else is doing when the alternative looks this good? Call today!
This cool Vanilla 1940 Ford convertible coupe is a grown-up hot rod. No flames, no goofy body mods, no obnoxious exhaust, just a show-quality custom build that cost thousands more than the asking price and delivering a professional level of performance and appearance. This is an all-time favorite hot rod rendered in such a way to make it daily-driver friendly. Everybody loves the 1940 Ford, so much so that theyre still cranking out fiberglass replicas today. Fortunately, this one has a steel body, so it feels substantial, although it does use modern fiberglass rear fenders for an ultra-smooth and slightly wider look. The pointed hood and grille are icons in the hobby and despite the amazing build and flawless performance of this car, they decided to keep it low-key. The paint is called Cool Vanilla, and its a lovely off-white that accentuates the Fords generous curves without hiding anything. Thats good, because fit and finish are fantastic, with excellent gaps and a spectacular shine that will win trophies anywhere but Pebble Beach. They didnt shave or chop anything, and the original trim was restored and reinstalled, so it looks like a 1940 Ford in every way. Stock bumpers, chevron-style taillights, and custom clear headlights all give this Ford a very high-quality look and feel. The stunning green leather interior is a work of art. Subtle and sophisticated, it was custom crafted for a larger guy, so just about anyone can get comfortable behind the wheel. The leather hides are almost completely unmarked, and the supportive seats make this car all-day comfortable. Sculpted door panels integrate an original-style door handle, chrome garnish moldings, and power window controls and there are matching dark green carpets on the floor. The beautiful and simple dashboard arrays Auto Meter gauges across the center with a custom-made strip of chrome running through them, giving it a very 1940s look. Secondary controls for the Vintage Air A/C, ignition, and headlights are just below, along with vents for the A/C system. A chrome tilt column and leather-wrapped steering wheel add a bit of glitter to match the window frames, and theres a beautifully stitched custom green canvas convertible top thats fully functional. In addition to the nicely finished trunk, theres also a custom storage compartment behind the seats that gives the interior a very upscale look. Its very, very impressive. Under all that chrome, theres a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8, chosen specifically because of its low demands for the new owner. Plenty powerful, its a ZZ430 crate motor from GM Performance Parts, and moves the Ford with effortless ease. Just about everything you can see was polished or plated, and someone went to great lengths to hide all the wiring and plumbing. A serpentine belt drive system ensures reliability, and the smoothed firewall wraps around the engine to offer a very complete look. Backed by a TCI-built TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a 9-inch Ford rear with 3.25 gears on a limited slip, its an effortless high-speed tourer that rides and handles like a modern car. The front suspension is tubular A-arms with coil-over shocks and rack-and-pinion steering, while the rear hangs on leaf springs, and theres a disc brake at each corner. The frame is heavily reinforced while the custom stainless exhaust system tucks up under the running boards for excellent ground clearance. Staggered Torque Thrust wheels with spinners carry 195/75/14 front and 245/70/16 rear blackwall radials that really fill the fenders nicely. This isnt your average hot rod, but if youre an adult who is tired of the same-old, same-old at rod shows, this stunning Ford is the antidote. Call today!
For those of you tired of the same old Ford and Chevy rods, perhaps this 1933 Dodge cabriolet will be a breath of fresh air. Long, low, and sleek, you get a Mopar take on the early 30s styling, and with a gorgeous interior, folding top, and a genuine HEMI V8 its more than just a unique look. The body is fiberglass, but they seem to have nailed the look, replicating every major detail of the ultra-rare 1933 Dodge cabriolet. The full-fendered look and excellent build quality give this sweet cabrio a very sporting look thats a little bit old school and a little bit 21st century slick. Its fiberglass, so that means that fit and finish are exemplary, with a solid feeling going down the road and gaps that show well, which is particularly important with the bright yellow paint. The raked-back grille and big headlights are definitely a welcome change over the usual stuff and it stands out in a field of Fords, looking a bit bigger and more grown-up. The louvered hood sides are as much styling element as functional upgrade and with a fixed windshield, it has a more substantial look than most roadsters. The door handles were shaved, but it does retain its original hood ornament and emblem, further cementing the illusion. You may have noticed that the Dodge body is a bit longer than the usual Ford or Chevy, and that pays big dividends inside, where theres plenty of room for two folks with long legs. The twin black cloth buckets were obviously borrowed from a late-model and the cloth upholstery will be welcome for sunny top-down cruising. Black carpets help insulate passengers from noise and heat and custom door panels look suitably vintage while including controls for the power windows. Cool white-faced gauges from Classic Instruments are a little bit retro and a little bit modern, which is the perfect choice in this 33 Dodge, and an AM/FM/CD stereo system sounds great. Theres also a billet steering wheel on a tilt column to help you get comfortable and Vintage Air A/C is a welcome addition, made possible by the cabriolets black canvas folding top and roll-up windows that seal up well. The trunk is outfitted to match and uses the same materials for a consistent, high-quality look. A Chrysler 5.7 liter HEMI V8 provides the power, and the fuel-injected powerplant works beautifully in this Dodge. Keeping all the stock running gear from a late-model production car means it starts easily, idles well, and pulls hard, and never seems to get fussy, no matter what the conditions. We love the look of OEM engineering under a retro hood like this, and they went the extra mile to get the firewall smoothed before it went in. A Chrysler 5-speed automatic transmission feeds what appears to be a C3 Corvette independent rear end, so the rest of the powertrain is plenty tough for the rigors of a cross-country cruise. Even better, the fully independent suspension rides rather well and handles great thanks to a rack-and-pinion steering system and A-arms up front. Four-wheel disc brakes should be standard equipment on anything that can go this fast, and it definitely has the right soundtrack with a pair of Flowmasters making the music. Halibrand-style wheels give it just a bit of rake and carry low-profile 175/65/14 front and 235/70/15 rear Michelin radials for a modern look. Stand out from the crowd with this awesome Dodge cabrio and youll probably find that youre not alone in thinking that different is definitely better. Call now!
If youre not a pre-war fan, youre really missing out on some cool cars. This very sleek 1936 Chevrolet 2-door sedan is a very stylish product of the Art-Deco 1930s and offers plenty of interior room, a punchy V8 powerplant, and subtle paint thats as contemporary as it is traditional. There probably wont be many of these at the shows you go to, but you have to wonder why, because this is one great-looking car. The sleek, rounded bodywork is all OEM steel save for the fiberglass running boards and fenders with built-in headlights, and the clean shape is only enhanced by the low-key cream paint. Fit and finish are good for a car that was built to drive, with great gaps, a tight-fitting hood, and doors that close with confidence. And while a lot of the trim was shaved or painted to match the body, the most interesting parts remain, including the tall, narrow grille, high-mounted taillights, as well as the cool side vents on the hood that totally make the cars look. There are also neat custom bumpers front and rear which really nail the creativity behind the hot rod movement. There are details on this rod that are very innovative. The yellow finish makes you think soft and lethargic, but the gorgeous two-tone interior in this Chevy is anything but mellow. The neatly upholstered bucket seats look racy, almost as if they belong in a sports car, and theres a minimalist look that we like a lot. Simple gray carpets and black door panels with some artful sculpting make the car feel very upscale inside. A full set of custom VDO gauges reinforce the racy look. An AM/FM/CD stereo system has been cleanly built into the center of the dash, right below the controls for the A/C system. The tilt column and three-spoke wheel give it a very modern feel without losing the vintage look. In back youll find plenty of room for two passengers, maybe three in a pinch. Theres also a good-sized trunk thatll handle all your gear for a nice road trip. The engine is a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 thats dressed in lots of chrome and billet aluminum, from the finned air cleaner and valve covers to the block-hugging accessory drive. With four-bolt mains, its robust and its a very strong runner thanks to an upgraded cam, Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, HEI ignition, and a medium-rise intake manifold. It makes around 300 horsepower, which is plenty to make this car a lot of fun to drive, especially with a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission behind it. The front suspension is a Mustang II independent setup with tubular A-arms, rack-and-pinion steering, and disc brakes, while a Monte Carlo rear with disc brakes on the ends inside hangs on standard leaf springs. The exhaust is a full custom setup with both mufflers and resonators with polished tips and the stance is just about perfect. Torque Thrust wheels glitter against the soft yellow paint and are fitted with 205/75/15 Uniroyal radials that really stuff the fat fenders. This is a very robust build thats different enough to stand out and driven enough to be fully sorted. Who knew the 30s could be so fun? Call today!
This nicely crafted 1930 Ford coupe has a great look thats almost timeless, offering clean lines, solid construction, and totally built for comfort. While its an older build, today it remains a fully-sorted rod thats ready to hit the road and look great doing it, with a perfect stance, interesting paint, and a comfortable interior that is perhaps the ideal combination of practicality and style. More stylish than a tudor sedan and more comfortable than a roadster, the coupe was Fords bread-and-butter car that seemed to do it all. Rendered in a very attractive shade of medium purple, it takes on a whole new dimension, and yes Ford fans, thats 100% Henry steel on the body. Fiberglass rear fenders were subtly tweaked to work with the fat tires and lowered stance, then covered with more of that bright paint that makes this Ford really stand out on the show field. Great attention to detail explains why this was a magazine cover car, and despite the flashy look, its subtle in its modifications, sporting only a relocated gas filler cap (dig the clean fuel filler door), filled roof, and deleted hood sides. Even the door handles survived the transformation intact, and all the stainless and chrome still looks great with a vintage shine, including the accessory grille guard up front. Its clean, simple, and the whole look works rather well. In 1930, the coupe was either a 2- or 4-passenger vehicle, with a bench seat up front and an optional rumble seat in back. The rumble seat is now a trunk, and the front seat is a plush bench thats a bit more comfortable than the original and adds a few precious inches of legroom. White upholstery is the right choice, since you dont want to compete with the paint, and the durable materials still look great even after a few years. The pleated vinyl on the seats and door panels has a 60s vibe, and its nicely done offering an inviting look that does seem right for the upright little coupe. The original Model A instrument panel has been replaced by an oak instrument panel with a full array of Classic Instruments gauges and a built-in glove box that wasnt possible when it was original (the gas tank was in the cowl). A tilt column and an overhead CD stereo system are great upgrades for cruising and the full-sized trunk means theres plenty of room for all your gear. This A has more than a few tricks up its sleeves, too. The engine is a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 topped by an Edelbrock intake manifold and Holley carburetor, a combination that was perfected decades ago so you can hit the road without worries. Packaging is tight in the Model As engine bay, but thanks to careful fabrication, everything fits and stays cool thanks to a massive radiator and electric fans. A few chrome dress-up items, plus those aluminum valve covers, give it a clean under-hood look at shows and the wiring is all new. Its backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission spinning a 9-inch rear end with 3.73 gears inside. Up front theres a dropped I-beam axle with rack-and-pinion steering, so effort is light. Mellow-sounding mufflers sound just about right and terminate in a pair of close-set tips just under the rear deck. Wheels are polished American Racing mags and wear staggered 215/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich radials. A classic rod with a few twists under its skin and a traditional vibe, whats not to love about this awesome Model A? Call today!
The 1940 Fords were gorgeous vehicles, no two ways about it. Heck, when the pickup truck looks this good, you know youve done something right in the styling department. This 100% steel pickup is a quality build with all the upgrades, including A/C, leather, and a modern suspension. The screaming yellow paint isnt subtle but when you build something that looks like this, you really want to get noticed. This is not some fiberglass replica but an all-steel 1940 Ford pickup thats been skillfully and tastefully modified to create a show-stopping machine. The 40 Ford pickup borrowed the 39 Ford passenger car front end, and there just arent many better ways to start than that. A lot of things were shaved, including the bumpers and door handles, but things like the body moldings, awesome teardrop headlights, and that V-shaped grille all remain in place to give it that familiar look. The finish is quite good, with a deep shine that represents cubic dollars and enough man-hours that someone could have funded their retirement on it. The bed is finished in oak with stainless rub strips and theres a custom rear roll pan with LED taillights. A few green pinstripes give it a custom look, but theyre subtle so it isnt over-done. There might be a few minor signs of use, but if you want a vehicle that can drive cross-country and still win a trophy at just about any show, this is it. The completely custom interior is tasteful and beautifully built. Bucket seats wrapped in black leather and cloth make it as comfortable as your daily driver, while a fabricated center console houses the stereo, A/C controls, and shifter The dash and that console are covered in polished aluminum with some ball mill designs for a very trick look, and the A/C vents were skillfully integrated into the design. VDO gauges monitor all the vitals and thats a Billet Specialties steering wheel. All the creature comforts are included: A/C, tilt column, power windows, and an AM/FM/CD stereo in the center stack. Its all very neatly finished and professionally done, right down to the built-in courtesy lights in the console and the vents on top of the dash. Someone was really thinking on this one! If you can look past all the chrome and polished aluminum under the hood, youll find a stout 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8. This one is fueled by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, which sits atop an Edelbrock intake manifold and lights the fires with an MSD ignition system. That all means that it starts instantly and idles well, and with a professional tune it drives beautifully. A polished accessory drive system allows the accessories to stack close to the block, and as you can see, its artfully dressed to win trophies. Its backed by a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, which slots neatly between the original frame rails. That frame has been heavily reinforced, then fitted with a custom K-member with coil-overs, rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes, while the 9-inch rear end hangs on a 4-link setup and there are discs back here, too. That suspension allows you to fine-tune the ride height, so dont let our photos fool you: this sucker looks right from any angle. Staggered Budnik billet aluminum wheels are fitted with 17-inch BFGoodrich performance radials that tuck under the fenders perfectly. Incredibly well built, beautiful to look at, and a pleasure to drive, this gorgeous Ford pickup delivers everything youve ever wanted from a street rod and then some. Call now!
Panel delivery trucks were a stylish, economical way to get some work done without needing a full-sized truck, and that is true today, where cars like this 1935 Ford sedan delivery are turning into awesome rods. With reliable Chevy power, a stylish paint scheme, and a ready-to-cruise demeanor, its a great alternative to the usual coupes and sedans you usually see. Its amazing how well the teal and plum paint job works on the vintage Ford, keeping its identity while giving it a totally custom look. The 35 Fords were heavily facelifted following the successful 34s, and the new streamlined styling works especially well on the panel truck. This one keeps almost all its original styling details, including the upright grille and dual horns flanking it, and the overall look is 1930s style meets 21st century cool. The paint was done a few years ago and isnt perfect anymore, but it looks great cruising down the road or at the local cruise night, where most folks will probably not have seen such a car before. The doors fit well and the professionally-applied scallops on their faces have a beautiful 3D look thats pretty cool. A single large rear door gives access to the cargo bay within, and that unique rear bumper has to be practically unobtainium for panel deliveries. All the chrome and stainless trim is in good shape, adding a bright accent to the flashy paint, and even the original-style insert remains in the roof, proving that it hasnt been cut or modified. The interior is cozy for two, with a wide bench seat from a late-model and all-new gray cloth upholstery. Matching door panels give it a unified look and the dash has been smoothed and painted to match the body, so theres a splash of color inside as well. The gray carpets are showing a bit of age, but that only means you wont worry too much about getting in and driving, and with effective A/C, youll love road trips in this truck. It also includes a powerful stereo system with a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo in an overhead console feeding a custom audio system built into the side panels, including a pair of 10-inch subwoofers and two Infinity 6x9 speakers in the doors, so the sound is all around you. VDO gauges give the dash a clean, uncluttered look and that cargo bay will handle just about anything you can throw in there. This Ford breaks no new ground in the powertrain, but this 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 makes it a smooth, fast, reliable cruiser, and thats entirely the point. Peeking down into the engine bay, youll see a tidy package with an Edelbrock carburetor on top, some nicely turned-out finned valve covers, and tight packaging that allows it to fit without cutting the hood or the firewall. Youll note theres a power brake system, a big radiator, and a set of block-hugging shorty headers that help build power. The front suspension is a Mustang II setup with rack-and-pinion steering, so its smooth and straight on the highway, and out back you get a nicely engineered coil spring setup that rides beautifully. Glasspack-style mufflers sound great, with a nice burble at speed, and the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission snaps through the gears with ease, making this truck as easy to drive as your regular driver. Flashy 17-inch Foose wheels add to the hot rod look and carry staggered 225/45/17 front and 235/55/17 rear performance radials for just a bit of rake. This truck is probably done hauling cargo, but it remains one of the most handsome ways to show up at a car show. Call today!
Old school rods are red hot right now, and they dont come much more traditional than this 1929 Ford Model A roadster. A real steel body, a potent 289 cubic inch V8, and a way-out flame job, this 1960s style rod is not only cool to look at but also a total gas to drive. Red bodywork with flames give this neat 1929 Ford a very high-visibility look. The body itself is steel, no fiberglass here, and its all been nicely prepped and finished to look great on the road. The flames are done in the traditional style, licking out of the engine compartment and along the bodywork, and the fade is pretty cool. Up front theres a shiny 29 Ford grille shell thats chrome instead of the original nickel for easy maintenance, plus a set of large commercial-style headlights, and a V-shaped spreader bar. Details like the door handles, wind wings, and cowl lights have been deleted for a sleek look and 39 Ford taillights out back look as good here as they do anywhere else. The enclosed hood is nice, giving the car a finished, complete look thats still elemental, and the fact that the suspension is out in the open makes it part of the styling, not just for keeping the frame off the ground. Its a roadster, so accommodations are minimalist, but the pleated red upholstery is nicely finished and surprisingly roomy in the vintage roadster. Matching door panels and a full set of black carpets give it a polished feel from behind the wheel so you dont feel like youre driving an ancient race car. Theres also a fat wood-rimmed steering wheel has a vintage look and its on a tilt column so its easy to get comfortable. Instrumentation consists of a full set of white-faced Stewart Warner gauges that have an old time look directly out of the 60s. The skull shifter is another traditional nod to this roadsters past, and seat belts are just plain smart in an open car like this. Overhead you get a black canvas top with an opening rear window for ventilation and the rumble seat is now a trunk. The 289 cubic inch V8 makes for entertaining driving given the roadsters minimalist curb weight. Its as snappy here as it is in a Mustang GT, and its always nice to see a Ford engine in a Ford car. The engine is a little scruffy, but that means its been driven and properly sorted, and we kind of like the no-nonsense functional look. Theres a 4-barrel Edelbrock carburetor on top, a polished alternator, finned valve covers, and red plug wires to make it look like someone cared. Cast iron exhaust manifolds dump into a custom exhaust with rumbling mufflers to give it a great sound at idle and a full-throttle wail that definitely gets attention. Its backed by C4 3-speed automatic transmission and a 9-inch Ford rear end thats fitted with ladder bars and coil-overs. The front suspension uses a dropped I-beam axle and transverse leaf spring which always looks best on a hi-boy roadster like this. Vintage-looking aluminum wheels look period-perfect for a 60s style rod and carry a big-n-little tire combination that looks exactly right. There are a bunch of us who grew up with rods like this, and the combination of flyweight bodywork and a potent V8 makes it an absolute thrill to sit behind the wheel and crack the throttle. Call today!
For all-out attitude and a super-traditional look, its hard to beat this 32 Ford 3-window coupe. Stripped down to its bare essentials, it has the look of a pure street brawler, and if it could, it would probably have a pack of Lucky Strikes rolled up in its T-shirt sleeve. This looks like the car every hot-rodder of the 50s dreamed of building, but under the skin it packs 21st century technology that makes more sports car than vintage hot rod. The body is Gibbons fiberglass, not ancient steel patched back together, and until youve seen one of these high-quality reproductions, you cant imagine how well they fit together. Excellent gaps, a beautiful gel coat that has been properly prepped, and seamless finishing that makes it impossible to tell it apart from its steel counterparts. The unusual Niles Green paint is from the 1941 color chart and gives it a fantastic no nonsense look that is insanely appealing. A modest chop gives it a traditional look, and a three-piece hood with lots of louvers adds to the 50s vibe. Add in a nicely fitted top insert, the oversized commercial headlights, and 1950 Pontiac taillights, and it looks like this car might have been built in, say, 1954. No matter what youre driving, youre probably going to give this little Deuce coupe a lot of leeway on the road. In the 1950s, few hot-rodders could afford a fully finished interior, let alone the leather tuck-and-roll job inside this coupe, but this is no ordinary rod. The gorgeous green and white bench offers vastly more adjustability than the original piece, which means this car is all-day comfortable, even for taller drivers. Custom door panels were stitched up to match, and the dark green carpets are nicely bound and finished. Theres a full complement of Stewart Warner gauges keeping an eye on the engine, all framed by a gorgeous engine-turned panel. Custom eyeball vents for the Vintage Air A/C system, a Lokar shifter, and an overhead console with an AM/FM/CD stereo all add to the high-quality feel and make this car a pleasure to drive. This coupe also includes a neatly finished trunk with plenty of room for your gear. There was no messing around when it came time to make horsepower: thats a fresh Summit Racing 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 that was built to run. Dressed in its own coat of black paint, there are a few tricks like the finned valve covers, OEM Chevy air cleaner, and an HEI ignition system. A 4-barrel carburetor is set up properly, so the car fires up quickly and runs superbly out on the open road and thanks to a thumper cam, it sounds suitably nasty. Theres a big radiator up front and the owner reports that it doesnt get fussy, even on the hottest days with the A/C cranking. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic feeding a GM 10-bolt with 3.08 gears inside, so its relaxed at 70 MPH. Front disc brakes give this Ford impressive stopping power, and with a monochromatic paint job that gives the chassis a highly detailed look, its a shame to take this little coupe off the lift. It achieves a traditional big-n-little look by using vintage artillery wheels with staggered Firestone bias-ply skinnies for a genuine old-school feel. Sure, you could build your own, but not for less than this, and you certainly cant duplicate this ones level of fit and finish for the price. Call today!
Sometimes the coolest rods are those that take a different path. This neat little 1939 Ford tudor sedan is more like what those guys down south on which NASCAR is based were driving back in the 40s. Simple, effective, and quick, although I bet those good ol boys would have appreciated the 383-inch stroker motor, overdrive transmission, and disc brakes that this one brings with it. Fords fastback styling looks great no matter what you do, so they decided not to go with anything too flashy when this one came together. It started as an incredibly solid original steel body with no patch panels and boy is it straight! They didnt shave, cut, or modify any of it, although they left the hood sides off purely for personal taste reasons, but theyre included with the car if you want to reinstall them for a total sleeper look. The light gray paint is straight out of the 1930s and suits the simple Ford just fine, and its nicely applied and needs nothing more than a professional cut and buff to really make this car sparkle. Details like the teardrop headlights, simple bumpers, and teardrop taillights are features that made it onto other cars throughout the hot rod era, but this is the car that invented them. You also get real running boards, not fiberglass facsimiles, all the original door handles and hardware, and that too-cool split rear window. With that stance, this car nails the retro look. The interior is an older setup that was probably done decades ago before anyone even thought that this car would become a hot rod. As a result, its simple and very much in line with what this car is all about. Not flashy, not over-done, just comfortable and neat. Youll note correct vertical stitching in the seats, which matched the original style, as well as factory door hardware and window cranks. The dashboard is beautifully woodgrained to warm it up a bit and a set of modern gauges were installed in the original openings for a very tidy look. A custom Lokar shifter takes the place of the original manual lever, but theres simply nothing here that gives away the fact that its not 1939 anymore. All it needs is a headliner to be just right, and all the bows and hardware remains intact so itll be easy. And even though its a fastback, theres a giant trunk in back, ready for a road trip. The 383 cubic inch Chevy stroker motor under the pointed hood is about three times more powerful than the original flathead, but the old tudor seems to have no problem handling it. Built by Smeding Performance, it features a 4-bolt main block, one piece rear main seal, oversized valves, and an Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carburetor. A giant aluminum radiator and electric fan have no trouble keeping things cool, especially with the open hood sides, and it runs extremely well with a torque curve as flat as Texas. Its backed by a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission, which makes highway cruising effortless, and theres an S10 rear end out back, which was needed because the original torque tube was replaced to accommodate the transmission. Even the suspension is an original-style transverse leaf spring, although theres now power assist for the steering and disc brakes for stopping. It nails the stance thanks to a set of red steelies with V8 hubcaps and trim rings, plus staggered 16-inch BFG rubber. With build receipts from an experienced builder, this is a car with all the right pieces and a bit of an attitude. If you like your vintage rides to have a bit more kick, perhaps this is the right choice. Call today!
This neat little 1928 Ford Model A tudor sedan is one of those great old cars that dont ask you to make any sacrifices to enjoy them. With lots of smart upgrades aimed at making it a reliable and fun tour car, it retains all the Model As charm and simply upgrades all the areas where the As were a little weak. The first thing most folks notice on this handsome tudor sedan are the colors, which are a fairly correct representation of the original two-tone green combination offered in 1928. Its bright, sophisticated, and with contrasting black fenders, very stylish. The restoration is a few years old and given the driving modifications under the skin, its safe to say that its been driven and enjoyed, but overall it has a very pleasant, complete look that works quite well. Its a Deluxe model, which included dual taillights, but other welcome additions include the wind wings, twin side mirrors, and a spare tire cover that gives it an upscale look. The doors fit well and in the interest of keeping everything safe, new headlights were installed up front. The fenders could probably benefit from a buff, but on the other hand this is a car that you can hit the road without worries, so perhaps it might be best to just leave it as-is. Either way, you wont be disappointed with how it goes down the road. Inside, the upholstery is pretty correct for 1928, featuring gray mohair on factory bucket seats that still feel comfortable on long tours. Theyre a lot more supportive than youd think, and the classic patterns make it look very authentic. The familiar controls are all there, joined by a 1928-only red rubber steering wheel and matching shift knob. The back seat is spacious and the painted garnish moldings and dashboard surround give the modest Model A an upscale feel. Theres also a new windshield wiper motor, so it works properly unlike so many Model As you see these days. Nicely fitted carpets with a heel pad for the driver help control noise and heat and up top theres a nice-fitting long-grain vinyl roof that seals up well and looks great. Mechanically, the 200 cubic inch inline-four that made the Model A famous is still in place, and much of the mechanical hardware has been freshened quite recently. Of course, the multiple upgrades also help with reliability, and with that in mind the engine was treated to a 6-volt alternator in place of the original Powerhouse generator, a new wiring harness, fresh distributor, cleaned fuel tank, and a new radiator, water pump, and hoses. It starts with vigor but still has that classic Model A sound, and thanks to a 3-speed manual transmission and standard banjo-style rear end, it feels quite authentic going down the road. The chassis is augmented with rebuilt brakes, a new exhaust system, and powder-coated 21-inch wire wheels with correctly-sized 21-inch blackwall tires A classic Model A with its soul intact and just a few upgrades to enhance the driving experience. If thats your kind of fun, this Model A deserves a closer look. Call now!
Despite Henrys insistence that the Model A be a simple car, the factory put a dizzying array of bodies on the same chassis, including perhaps a half-dozen different versions of the simple 4-door sedan. One of the more unusual styles was the leatherback like this 1929 model, which offered a padded roof and no quarter windows for a slightly more formal look. Obviously a favorite tour car, this 1929 Model A sedan looks correct wearing a period-correct green and black color combination. As most experts will tell you, the fenders should be black like they are here, giving the little A the look of its big brothers over at the Lincoln store. The restoration is quite old now, but that makes this the kind of Model A you want to own: seasoned and sorted, ready to enjoy. All four doors fit well enough, the hood lines up and with a snug-fitting leather top, it is ready for another 80 years of enjoyment. It isnt perfect, it isnt a show car, but it looks right out of the 30s and the price is certainly right. The brightwork is good, working with the patina on the rest of the car so that nothing stands out. And with sidemounts and a trunk, the formal-looking sedan seems like it should cost much more than it does. For touring, Im a fan of four-door sedans. Everyone seems to love the roadsters until the weather gets wet or cold, then theyll envy your closed car and its comfortable cloth interior that stays dry and warm. Both front and rear seats wear handsome mohair upholstery that looks factory-issue and appropriate in the semi-formal sedan, and its quite comfortable. It probably isnt original, but again, it was done some time ago. The dash is standard Model A, with a stainless instrument panel housing speedometer, gas gauge, ammeter, and the ignition switch, and it could be easily cleaned up with some polish and elbow grease. The only notable deviation from stock is the black painted dash. In back, theres room for three-across seating in the tidy little Ford, and thanks to the formal sedan bodywork, it feels cozy. The stock Model A engine works so well because its torquey and the cars themselves are light weight. This one sports its original Zenith updraft carb, distributor, and other ancillaries, because those systems work just fine. Theres an accessory exhaust manifold with a heater that is more for show than function, but the rest is as Henry made it. Its a little dirty and grungy, but you could clean it up in an afternoon to make a big improvement without a big investment in time or money. The factory 3-speed manual transmission is still there and still needs a quick double-clutch to shift, but youll get the hang of it quickly. The frame and undercarriage look about right after a few decades of touring, and the exhaust has a proper conical muffler that offers just the right sound. Its obvious that the wheels have been recently refinished and now wear 21-inch blackwall tires as original. A neat little Ford that runs great and doesnt cost a lot to buy or maintain. It seems that the market is rediscovering the Model A, as we cant seem to keep them in stock, so dont hesitate, call today!