STEEL BODY 35 FORD, CRATE 350, VINTAGE A/C, SLICK COAT OF BRIGHT RED PAINT
How about some love for the '35 Fords? You see a lot of '32-34-36 rods running around, but the '35s, with their own distinctive grille and handsome styling that's similar to the '36, make fantastic cruisers, too. This bright red tudor sedan is an all-steel car with a fresh build and the kind of detailing that'll take you a long time to see, so plan on settling in a while as you look at the photos.
Amazing what a coat of paint can do, right? This Ford carries unmodified bodywork, including the roof, which still has a fabric insert. Every square inch of it was drenched in bright red paint, so it sure isn't subtle, but the workmanship is worthy of a high-end restoration and looks simply fantastic in person. The shape is completely as Ford intended, but the little stuff is what makes this car special. Note the painted grille, which neatly bridges the '34 and '36 designs, the delicate creases that run down the centers of the fenders, and the cool stainless rub strips on the steel running boards, keeping them functional as well as beautiful. The paint is two-stage urethane that was professionally sprayed and buffed to give it a spectacular show-worthy look and the detailing around the body moldings is exceptionally crisp, suggesting a lot of hand labor. Pedestal taillights are original and just too pretty to be replaced by some aftermarket things, and the dipped bumpers are the way Henry made them, too.
Acres of tan leather creates an elegant and sporty interior with all the amenities. Bucket seats flank a custom-made "floating" center console and the full-width back seat is still fully usable for family-style cruising. The hides are in almost unmarked condition and the matching door panels are simple, beautiful, and expertly finished. Stylish gauges from Classic Instruments have a very art-deco look that seems right, especially in the bright red dashboard and the vents for the Vintage Air A/C system are nicely integrated into the design. Other features include power windows, a tilt steering column with leather-wrapped wheel, and power seats up front. Dark carpets are the right choice and look upscale with the tan leather piping, and even the matching floor mats look expensive. A powerful AM/FM/CD stereo includes a remote control so it can stay out of sight and preserve the clean-looking custom dash.
Smooth, reliable power in the form of a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 lives under the custom 3-piece hood. There's nothing radical, just solid, proven mechanicals that'll get you where you want to go. Edelbrock supplied a 4-barrel carb and intake, there are block-hugging headers, and the accessory drive is pulled in tightly to the block to fit in the narrow engine bay. The color-matched finned valve covers and chrome air cleaner add some showy details, and as you can see in the photos, just about everything is new with just test and tune miles. The chassis includes things like an A-arm front suspension, TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, and a 9-inch Ford rear end with 3.08 gears inside, so it's easy to drive and comfortable on the road. Right-sized Torque Thrust wheels give it a bit of a rake and carry 215/50/17 front and 225/50/18 rear performance rubber.
At this price, there's just no way this car could be duplicated. Beautifully built, great to look at, and a pleasure to drive, it's time to give the '35s another look. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Seats
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Tilt Wheel
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