Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
You know that car you always see with the crowd around it at the local cruise night? Well, this is it. Beautifully finished in eye-catching two-tone paint and upgraded with a strong drivetrains and a few choice options, this 1937 Ford Tudor Humpback sedan streetrod shows off what the ideal combination of modifications and style can do to what was once just a standard transportation appliance.
OK, so nobody will ever accuse the 1937 Fords of being ugly (well, maybe some of those delusional Bowtie guys might), so that's probably why the guys who built this one left the look and feel of the basic Henry Ford design alone. No chopped top, no radical de-trimming, and no outrageous decals, just clean, honest Ford style in the original shape. Sure, fiberglass bodywork allows for some liberties, and cool additions like the shaved door handles, louvered hood, frenched license plate bracket, and integrated LED taillights really add some cool flash, but the spirit of 1937 manages to remain. And that's even the case with that cool two-tone black-on-red paint scheme. Of course, fit and finish are worlds beyond what Henry could manage in 1937 (which is exactly why many people opt for fiberglass to begin with), even if he were willing to spend the money to get it to this level. The build was finished a few years back and over 10k miles have been driven and enjoyed on the car ever since, so the car is no longer perfect, but it's still a very solid high driver-quality streetrod that gets looks of approval everywhere it goes. The body was smoothed and finished to a high standard before several coats of black and red paint went on, which gives it a very appealing look that will never go out of style. It's got a few signs of use and age, but if you appreciate the hotrod look and driving experience, this is definitely your car. Lots of brightwork and chrome was added to the build, including bright bumpers fore and aft, a trimmed-out front end and hood ornament, and even the windshield wiper arms atop the Vee'd windshield, all of which are pieces that provide plenty of pop against the dark two-tone finish.
The interior is the kind of place that you'd be happy to spend a weekend or more, thanks to comprehensive upgrades that make it as comfortable as a modern luxury car. The front seats are custom, plush vinyl buckets and in back the original-style bench has been retained and covered in the same stuff, so it's bright and airy with a strong sense of style. Gorgeous custom door panels are attractive and functional, but not over-done, so they work rather well with the rest of the car. The original dash was painted to match the black bodywork, billet panels were added for flash, including a custom piece just ahead of the driver that's full of Auto Meter gauges that keep an eye on the motor. Other options include seatbelts, remote door poppers, a sporty steering wheel atop a tilt column, and a Pioneer AM/FM/Cassette head unit that was neatly installed inside a custom panel in the dash. There's also a Lokar shifter on the floor that manages the TH350 automatic transmission below, and the custom knit carpets are very plush and tie the entire interior together nicely. Under that slanting deck lid, you'll find a surprisingly spacious trunk that's fully upholstered with black carpets and includes hidden panels that stow away everything neatly.
The engine is a 305 cubic inch Chevrolet V8, so you know it's powerful and reliable out on the road. Fully dressed with lots of chrome, this will be part of the reason for the crowd forming around this car. A Holley 4-barrel carburetor atop an aluminum intake manifold is a time-tested combination, and the dual exhaust system with glasspack mufflers was built as much for sound as for performance, because this car sounds amazing. There's a full Air Ride suspension underneath that helps set the killer stance, along with tubular A-arms up front, fresh shocks all around and heavy-duty rear end that's geared for both hard acceleration and long cruising speeds. The quality of the workmanship is evident everywhere you look, and the fact that it's been driven and enjoyed means that it's all sorted out and ready to enjoy. Shiny American Racing Torque Thrust wheels are a classic look and they're wrapped in sensibly-sized 195/50/15 rubber, so it rides well and doesn't rub on sharp turns, which is always important if you're actually going to drive your rod.
Expertly engineered and nicely finished, this is the car you've been dreaming about driving to the car shows and cruise-ins. Call today!
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