Theres a simple explanation for why vintage Fords are such popular rods: they look awesome. Seriously, its almost impossible to make a bad-looking V8 Ford, and the guys who put this 1938 Deluxe tudor sedan got it exactly right. It also drives beautifully and is fully sorted, both critical elements of a rod that youre going to actually use as a car.
The best artists know when to modify and when to leave well enough alone, and this rod sports original Henry Ford sheetmetal in unaltered, unchopped condition. The rounded shape still looks sleek today, and the Deluxe model offered a rounded grille and those lovely teardrop headlights that have become a favorite with customizers. The bright red paint actually looks great on the car, even though Henry himself was no fan of red (it was expensive). Even all the stainless and chrome trim is still intact, from the simple bumpers to the cool V8 emblems on the sides of the hood to the elegant hood ornament. If its attention you crave, this is a great way to get it and for all the right reasons.
Although it was built a few years ago, the two-tone interior still looks fresh. Bright red and white leather covers a pair of buckets up front and what appears to be the stock bench in back, and with the bright red paintwork, it really works well. The door panels are neatly crafted pieces that are both stylish and practical with built-in map pockets, and their design continues into the rear seat area. A wooden dash insert houses a full complement of VDO gauges, and the vents for the A/C system have been neatly integrated into the design. Just below the dash theres a special housing for the Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo that uses an amplifier in the trunk to power a multitude of speakers. You may have also noticed the gauge below the dash which monitors and controls the pressure in a set of airbags on the rear axle, not for ride height management, but merely to keep things level when you have 4 passengers aboard. Clever.
Nothings better than having a great-looking rod you can drive anywhere, so the Chevy crate motor in this one is the right choice. Detailing is quite good, with a professionally finished engine bay, lots of polished billet aluminum trim, and typical high-quality assembly. Accessories are mounted tight to the block, and all the plumbing was routed in a way that looks good and works well. Power rack-and-pinion steering works with a Chassis Engineering Mustang II front suspension, while TH350 3-speed automatic couples to an 8-inch rear axle carries 2.79 gears, so highway cruising is a breeze. The chassis was carefully finished to the same standards as the body, and while it has been driven and enjoyed, the quality is evident everywhere you look. Painted steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings look suitably vintage, and wear period-perfect whitewall radials from Diamondback.
Still amazingly fresh even after 22,000 miles, this is the kind of rod that you can drive anywhere and show with pride. Own it today without the wait. Call now!