Perhaps no rod has ever been duplicated as often as the timeless T-bucket. The first one is unofficially credited to Norm Grabowski, the Kooky Kar, which showed up on 77 Sunset Strip. In the decades since, it has been faithfully reproduced in endless variations, and it's still one of the coolest ways to go fast in all of hot rodding.
This T-bucket's body is a fiberglass reproduction, of course, but the proportions are just as outrageous today as they were fifty years ago. It's based on a shortened Model T pickup truck, and there's not much hauling capacity left, but who cares? This car ain't about being practical. And in a tribute to T-buckets of the past, it has an equally outrageous paint job, a cool airbrushed look that gives the body panels a deep texture and shadows that highlight the body moldings. Finish quality is amazing-obviously this one was built for show-and the details are totally authentic. Check out the vertical windshield with chrome braces holding it upright, and the oh-so-trick taillight housings, which emulate turn-of-the-century gas lamps found on early Ts. No doubt this one has a fantastic look.
A T-bucket doesn't offer much interior, but that which you'll find on this one is beautifully finished. Black leatherette upholstery in a traditional tuck-and-roll pattern forms the majority of the interior, wrapping around the driver and passenger and creating a very comfortable environment, given the car's upright stance. A wood steering wheel sits atop the steering column almost horizontally, in traditional T-bucket style, and vintage Stewart-Warner gauges keep an eye on the hot small block. You'll find the entertainment system (the one not tied to your right foot, anyway) beneath the seat itself, with an AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit and a pair of speakers that do a reasonable job of making music.
A T-bucket is nothing without a big engine, and the Matt Bishop-built 383 Chevy stroker motor definitely fits the bill. With a full roller drivetrain and aluminum heads, it belts out an estimated 450 horsepower, making those big rear tires more of a necessity than mere style. It's all detailed for show, with tons of chrome and billet eye candy, from the polished Edelbrock carburetor to the beautifully finished long-tube headers and side pipes. A big radiator keeps it cool and has been nestled into a stock-looking Model T radiator shell that has been painted to match the body. Underneath, the front suspension is your standard dropped axle with transverse leaf spring and hairpins, while out back there's a fully chromed Jaguar-style independent setup with inboard disc brakes. Clearly built to show, the undercarriage can be shown off with mirrors if you like, it's that clean. And there's just nothing like the dramatic big-n-little combination on a T-bucket, with this one wearing True Spoke wire wheels for a retro touch.
This T-bucket easily cost twice the asking price to build, and the show-quality detailing makes it stand out among a crowded field. Call today!
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.