COLLECTOR-OWNED, NO-EXPENSE-SPARED BUILD, 500 MILES ON RESTO, CRATE 350, A/C, A+
Putting a modern spin on traditional rods is red hot right and it seems that everything old is new again. Rods like this fiery red 1932 Ford 3-window coupe definitely have the right look, and thanks to decades of development, you can have the vintage look without the vintage headaches, because this one runs like a new car.
The body is fiberglass, but you'd never know it by looking. Ford's 3-window coupe is always a favorite, and finishing it in bright red gives it a very definite show car vibe. But this is no homemade rod, with a recent professional build that takes great pains to look old but drive like new. Finish quality is excellent, disguising the fiberglass substrate as laser-straight sheetmetal and emphasizing the classic Ford shape. Door fit is exemplary, and the rear deck lid shows even gaps all around, which was tough even in 1932 with original Henry Ford steel. Realistic flames were airbrushed on the nose and the effect is quite compelling, which is surely something hot rodders would have embraced back in the day. The oversized commercial headlights give it a charming old-fashioned look and the chopped top is pretty much mandatory if you're building a 3-window coupe. In back the bumpers have been deleted but you still have original-style taillights on their own delicate little stalks, as well as a polished spreader bar ahead of the gas tank.
Contrasting with the bright red paint, the tan leather interior is first-class travel all the way. With finish quality and features that kids in the '50s could only dream of, someone spent a ton of money finishing the inside of this little coupe. Glove-soft leather on the seats and door panels make it feel more like a new luxury car, while things like the center-mounted gauges and their old-school pointers are a connection to the past. A modern billet steering wheel means that steering is easy and the leather-wrapped rim is a luxurious touch that you'll appreciate. Other concessions to modern convenience include cold A/C from Vintage Air, a tilt steering column, and an AM/FM/CD stereo system. The trunk is finished to match, with tan carpets and matching tan side panels, and the battery is cleverly hidden in a custom vintage cooler that's been painted to match the car, so you'll probably want to show it off!
Power is all about being reliable and easy to use, so a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 was dropped into the Ford's pointed snout, then liberally drenched with chrome and polished aluminum trim. It's a 330 horsepower crate motor with a modest cam, Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carburetor, MSD ignition, and a serpentine belt drive system for the accessories. Polished A-arms with coil-over shocks and rack-and-pinion steering make this vintage coupe feel downright agile, and the frame is a custom-built unit painted bright red to match the bodywork. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic feeding a very cool custom 9-inch with a polished aluminum center section. That trick rear axle hangs on a 4-link suspension with coil-over shocks, and a painted gas tank extends away from the body as a separate styling element. A classic big-n-little combination offers 185/60/15 front and 235/65/17 tires on Billet Specialties wheels.
This car shows only 522 miles since it was built, meaning that it's sorted and ready to start pulling in the big trophies for the lucky new owner. Call now!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Leather Seats
- Tilt Wheel
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- Currie 9"
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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