800 Derita Road, Ste. A
There are just certain body styles that seem to be timeless, no matter how they're built. Most of them are Fords, from the '32 roadsters, to the '34 3-window coupes, to cars like this steel body 1941 Ford coupe. Built several years ago, the great Ford shape just never goes out of style, and when you build a rod, it's almost impossible to go wrong when you start with one of these.
Although there are now companies building fiberglass bodies with chopped tops and laid back windshields, this one remains pretty much as they designed it back in 1941. OK, sure, they had a lot more chrome and trim on the cars back then, but the details are pure pre-war art-deco cool. The headlights were frenched, the nose was shaved, and the trunk lid was smoothed and treated to a recessed license plate frame, but you can still spot this one from a mile away and still know what it is. Workmanship is very good, and the panels line up well, from the big pointed hood to the doors, to that clamshell trunk lid, which can be notoriously difficult to fit. There was undoubtedly a lot of time invested in block sanding the panels before any of the custom mixed Strawberry metallic paint was sprayed, and the end result is a straight, clean coupe that arguably looks better in person that it does in photos. It's finished off with some traditional pinstripe work that's just enough to add an accent without becoming the focal point of the whole car, which isn't always easy to do.
The nicely stitched interior provides first-class accommodations for two. The twin bucket seats have been covered in gray leather upscale look, and there's a custom center console between them, which is functional as well as comfortable. Door panels have been stitched to match, and a new headliner was created overhead, giving the inside of this coupe a bright, airy feel. The original steel dash has been retained and painted to match the body, and the wide band of trim also features Dakota Digital gauges that come to life when you turn the key. The tilt steering column features a modern wheel, and you've undoubtedly already noticed that this car carries power windows and A/C, which make it a fantastic highway cruiser. An AM/FM/CD stereo offers speakers throughout the cabin, and even seat belts have been added front and rear to make it safe. In back, the trunk has been upholstered to match, and will hold a weeks' worth of luggage, making this exactly the kind of rod you'll want to drive cross-country.
You won't have any worries on a journey like that either, thanks to a respected 5.0 liter EFI engine from a Mustang, a powerplant that's legendary for its reliability and power. These engines have already proven themselves to be strong, easy to service, and if you want upgrades, they're just a phone call away. The radiator is a massive brass and copper assembly with a fan shroud that will keep this warmed-over small block cool on the hottest days. Shorty headers feed a true dual exhaust system that sounds potent, but not overpowering on the road. Underneath, there's a color-matched frame featuring a Mustang II style front suspension, front disc brakes, and a rack-and-pinion steering system. An 3-speed automatic transmission handles the gear changes, and feeds a rugged color-matched 9-inch rear hanging on a set of leaf springs. Cool Budnik billet aluminum wheels accentuate the stance and carry 195/65/15 front and 215/70/15 rear tires.
Nicely finished and built to cruise, this 1941 Ford coupe is able to drive effortlessly across the country, and still draw eyes at the local cruise-in. A nice car at a great price. Call now!
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