350CI CHEVY, MUSTANG II, REALLY NICE FORD VICKY STREET ROD, A/C & LOTS MORE!
This lovely 1933 Ford Victoria owes its life to Edsel Ford, who took his father's practicality and made it beautiful. Not quite a two-door sedan, but more than a 2-seat coupe, the "Vicky" is one of the great styling achievements of the early '30s, and makes one heck of a foundation for a rod.
Of course it's fiberglass, but where else are you going to find smooth flanks and undamaged floors, seeing how original steel bodies are as rare as honest politicians. Finish quality is quite good despite being finished several years ago, with super straight seams, excellent alignment of those massive suicide-style doors, and a lot of time invested in sanding the surface to make it smooth. Hugger Orange was never on the Ford color pallet, of course, but maybe that was an oversight because it looks phenomenal on the '33 Vicky bodywork. The grille shell was painted to match, and contrasting black burgundy are a traditional look that dates back to the earliest days of motoring. You'll note that the hood louvers are cleverly airbrushed onto the hood sides, there are flames at the leading edge of the hood, and a subtle pinstripe to highlight the beltline trim. We also like the King Bee-style headlights that look like they belong on the car, the smooth billet grille insert, and the inclusion of rubber running boards for practicality.
Inside, however, it's 100% modern, with low-back gray tweed buckets and all the creature comforts you'd expect from a top-notch piece. The Vicky body style allows expansive room front and rear, so four can travel comfortably, yet it's a lot more stylish than a frumpy sedan. The dash has been smoothed and modified to hold a set of Auto Meter gauges, a cool set of aircraft-style rocker switches, and a custom enclosure for the tilt steering column. An AM/FM/cassette stereo has been installed in a custom enclosure under the dash and the A/C system has been neatly tucked out of sight. The back seat is big enough for life-sized adults and while it's not flashy, it's comfortable and very well executed.
The engine is a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8, which shouldn't come as a surprise. As you can imagine, the car is a blast on the street, and drives beautifully without any high-strung nonsense that afflicts some rods. The engine bay is beautifully detailed with lots of chrome and billet aluminum, and someone clearly went the extra mile with the plumbing and electrical systems to keep it all so sanitary. A massive aluminum radiator and a custom electric fan and shroud keep it all cool. For easy cruising, there's a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission spinning a Ford 8-inch rear with 3.50 gears, so performance off the line is impressive but it's still comfortable on the highway. The completely fabricated frame and suspension features a Mustang II front suspension, power rack-and-pinion steering, and power front disc brakes for some serious stopping power. Handsome chrome Cragars offer a traditional hot rod look and are staggered for the perfect rake.
This is a beautifully built rod that was finished just a few years ago. Fully sorted and ready to rock, you couldn't build it yourself for this price. Call today!
Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, Cloth Interior, Front Disc Brakes, Heat, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Seatbelts-Front, Tilt Wheel
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Transmission Spec
- Body Color
- Hugger Orange
- Body Style
- 5,585 (Since Built)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 120 months