Lithia Springs, GA
Black · 401 V8 · 4,178 miles
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!