SLICK '34 FORD, FORD 302 V8, AUTO, DUALS, CUSTOM PAINT, PWR FRNT DISC, RACK-N-P
This clean 1934 Ford 3-window coupe is a great take on one of the most popular shapes of all time. Few other cars capture the look of speed and impeccable styling of the 1934 Ford coupe, and it's great to see what a classic color combination can do on an old favorite.
The body is from Street Beasts and is a pretty good duplicate of the timeless 1934 Ford 3-window coupe. Built not too long ago, it still shows extremely well and is instantly recognizable to anyone who has opened a car magazine. Very nicely finished, it shows good panel gaps, the hood fits well, and the fiberglass was properly prepped before paint. And speaking of paint, high-gloss black is always a great choice on a rod like this, but there's some purple metalflake in it that really makes this one stand out when the sun hits it just right. It looks even better with ghost flames on the hood, and if you want to take it up a notch, a professional cut and buff would make this one sparkle in a big way. 1939 Ford teardrop taillights are a traditional touch and a billet grille insert, chrome headlights, plus factory-style door handles and bumpers all make this Ford look very proper indeed.
While a lot of these cars make due with basic chairs from a late-model, this one sports stunning full-custom driver's compartment that is both retro and modern at the same time. The sculpted door panels and seats are definitely hallmarks of expert hot rodding interior design, but the two-tone high-end vinyl, adjustable backrests, and wood-rimmed steering wheel on a tilt column are all right up to date. Simple Stewart Warner gauges are arrayed ahead of the driver, keeping a close eye on all the engine's vitals. The dash has been sculpted to look a lot like the original 1934 Ford, including the center-mounted tach taking the place of the original's radio, although an AM/FM/CD stereo now lives under the center stack. The trunk is unfinished, but that's a big part of why the price is so reasonable and where you can really add some value without breaking the bank.
Driving is easy when power is supplied by a 302 cubic inch Ford V8. For any rod you're going to drive, reliability is paramount, so a simple, proven combination is always best, which means a Holley 4-barrel carburetor on a polished intake manifold, a Mallory ignition system, an oversized aluminum radiator with electric fan, and a set of block-hugging headers. There's a bit of chrome on hand for those of you who like popping the hood at shows, but it doesn't get in the way of going down the road. The custom exhaust system uses Thrush mufflers and turn-downs just ahead of the rear axle, which is a Ford 8.8-inch axle and suspension setup from a Mustang. The front suspension is typical Mustang II hot rod fare, complete with disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering for easy handling. A custom gas tank hangs out back and it rolls on spiffy aluminum Weld wheels with 185/65/15 front and 275/60/15 rear radials.
This rod will create instant friendships among people who see it and it remains a great-driving machine that is built to cruise. If you're looking for a great car to enjoy at shows and on the road, one where you can still add value and tinker a bit, here it is. Call today!
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- 302 V8
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- 49 (Unknown)
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- Center Console