Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
This no-expense spared, blank-check built 1933 Ford 3-window coupe might just be the most perfectly-proportioned hot rod ever designed. Just look at the curves on this slick, all-steel example: the raked and chopped top, the smooth taper of the fenders that are stuffed to the brim with bling, and the way the insane two-tone paint covers the incredibly straight body. And she's not just a looker either, because the hardware underneath is top class with a 572 V8 augmented with dual quads and a huge blower system providing the power, a custom chassis and frame planting it to the ground, and a custom leather interior transporting the passengers. Nothing is perfect in this world, but I can say with confidence that I've never seen a streetrod come closer.
The body on this show-piece is all Henry Ford steel - at this price point it darn well better be - and even the original frame was retained, although it was boxed for greater stability and finished to an incredibly high-end level. Up top the bodywork and finish are so nice that the word "excellent" doesn't even begin to explain things, and if you think the pictures are amazing, wait unit you get a look at this beauty in person. The look is ideal and full of custom touches that are highlighted with a lowered stance, a 3-inch chopped roof, extended running boards with exhaust cut-outs, and a custom rear roll pan that all work together to give the rod a very unique and tough attitude. But the fun doesn't stop there, as more custom tricks were added to this insanely expensive build, including a custom 3-piece Hagen hood with a cut-out for the big chrome blower, custom-fit window glass, and custom hand-built taillamps that were smoothly integrated into the rear fenders. The full-fendered Ford positively glows in the sunlight thanks to a lot of metallic and pearl in the custom finish, which is show-quality throughout and is the kind of paint that wins trophies at big shows. The paint was borrowed from the Lexus modern line of finishes, Champagne Gold over Candy Red, with custom pinstripe work finished by expert Mitch Kim. The contrast between the colors works perfectly on the coupe's body and it's allowed to do almost all the talking, with the original '33 Ford grille, wheels and engine providing the accompanying bling. Those Stock-looking King Bee-style headlights give it a traditional look up front, and the polished and painted frame and chassis peeks out just enough from underneath to attract the eye. Everything fits together beautifully, and if there are any flaws they're incredibly small, further proof that this '33 Ford is in a class of its own.
The custom interior is just as beautifully finished, with strikingly sculpted bucket seats, an innovative center arm rest and console, and a matching headliner and door panels. Experts at Jon Lind Interiors did the work, and the leather upholstery those pros used is super high-end, featuring cream seat covers accented with red ostrich accents that are continued throughout the cabin. Plush carpeting below looks amazing and helps control noise and heat, so this Ford feels a lot more substantial than it would have in 1933 and all the amenities are included: A/C, tilt wheel, and a kicking stereo. You'll note that the custom dash was finished to match the leather and exterior paint scheme and then filled with very cool digital/analog dials inside an all-in-one pod. The Vintage Air A/C system is neatly integrated into the lower dash and custom center console, and the Eclipse multi-media head unit powers a kickin' stereo system that sounds downright spectacular in the well-insulated cabin. Add features like the chrome Ididit tilt column, power windows and trunk, and a Billet Specialties steering wheel that seems to match the gauge panel, you have a car that's built to cruise yet still retains the flair of the original design. A large fully upholstered trunk was made to match and makes it practical, too; just imagine taking your next road trip in this awesome coupe!
If you're going to have a high-impact hotrod with a six-figure price tag, it had better be able to dance, so this one sports a 572 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 with plenty of go power. Dressed with a giant 871 blower induction system from The Blower Shop, a matching pulley drive system, 572 aluminum heads, and a pair of Holley 4-barrel carbs, it definitely has the high-performance hardware. Fortunately, it backs it up by running extremely well and making big horsepower, yet it's still docile enough to drive regularly. Polished chrome valve covers, polished chrome accessories throughout, all inside a beautifully painted engine bay means it looks as good as it runs, and with Sanderson headers, a full MSD ignition system and Ron Francis wiring, and a huge Walker aluminum radiator, it runs incredibly well. Its good road manners are no doubt aided by the GM 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission and a nar
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