This ultra-clean 1937 Ford 3-window coupe is one heck of a rod. Professionally built with all the goodies you'd expect from a top-of-the-line build, it's a show-stopper that's ready to cruise and show. You might want to put it on a trailer because it's so pretty, but that would be a mistake, because it drives every bit as great as it looks.
It's a Downs Fiberglass body that captures the cool art-deco look of the original, from the deep V-shaped front grille and faired-in headlights to the sleek 3-window coupe profile, and it's a shape that will never go out of style. The top has been chopped in true hot-rod fashion, the A-pillars have been laid back, and all the trim and handles have been smoothed and shaved, leaving a shape that's pure Ford. Excellent prep work on the fiberglass means the two-tone teal and pearl white finish is flat and smooth, with trick airbrushed graphics buried under the clear for a seamless look. Extra attention was spent on the fit and alignment of the doors, hood and trunk, so the gaps are tight and the surfaces are flush, lending the car a precision look that is seldom found on rods at any price level, and the shine on the paint means extra time went into block sanding and buffing the clearcoat. Other tricks include the flush-mounted LED taillights, a billet grille, and turn signals integrated into the headlight buckets behind those lovely crystal clear lenses. Color matched mirrors are the only interruption in the smooth shape, but they've been so neatly integrated into the design that you barely notice them.
The interior was brilliantly executed by Upholstery Unlimited in Clinton, Iowa using what is called "frost" ultra-leather. Sculpted buckets that are all-day comfortable and a beautiful fit in the low coupe bodywork. Matching door panels were hand-made and the custom center console offers practicality in the form of an armrest with storage inside as well as a neatly integrated Lokar shifter. The instrument panel is a recessed area in the center of the dash that now houses a series of Dakota Digital gauges, a very cool look regardless of whether the key is on. A/C, power windows, power locks with remote actuators, a tilt column, and a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo system are all part of the package. The trunk is also beautifully finished with matching side and rear panels, fitted carpets, and hidden compartments for things like the battery and stereo equipment.
A dazzling, chrome-plated and polished 350 cubic inch V8 delivers plenty of power and torque, and delivers more show-stopping quality under the hood. There's an Edelbrock carburetor up top, along with a matching intake manifold with the Endura-Shine finish so it sparkles. A smoothed firewall provides the perfect backdrop for the small block Chevy, and anything that wasn't chromed or polished was painted to match the bodywork. Gear swaps are managed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission spinning a Ford 9-inch rear end with 3.73 gears inside. The chassis is fully detailed with body-colored frame members, a shiny stainless exhaust system with side exits under the running boards, and rack-and-pinion steering. SSBC supplied a set of giant 13-inch disc brakes up front and they look awesome behind those polished Intro Prowler wheels wearing 17-inch Goodyear rubber.
Pro-built rods don't get much nicer than this. Fully sorted and tested, it's ready to drive and show, with a look that'll never go out of style. Call today!