Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Well-built hot rods at this price and with these killer looks don't last very long here at Streetside Classics. This 1939 Ford Tudor Sedan has all the right ingredients wrapped in a steel package that delivers a modern driving experience inside a vintage shape. With a strong 350 V8 crate motor, 4-wheel disc brakes, a comfortable A/C interior, and that head-turning flame paint job, this dialed-in streetrod is ready to rumble some windows for years to come.
The fastback shape of the Tudor sedan is almost the ideal cruiser, with a spacious back seat and able to accommodate all the creature comforts you'd need for a cross country trip. It's also incredibly handsome, with great proportions and that iconic 1938 Ford nose (remember that the Standard models used the previous year's Deluxe sheetmetal and trim) that endures decade after decade. Although Henry Ford was not a fan of red paint, mostly because it was expensive, this car sizzles in bright red urethane, capped off with those killer flames up front and pinstripe work throughout. With professionally finished bodywork that offers good gaps and a great fitting hood, this is a beauty that's ready to enjoy with only 20,119 miles since the build. Many of the original details remain, from the cool teardrop-shaped headlights with integrated turn signals, to the iconic original blue-dot taillights that you can find on just about every rod that ISN'T a 1939 Ford. It even carries a few goodies like chrome bumpers, modern side mirrors, and blacked-out aluminum running boards. No chopped top, no french-work, no shaved emblems, just a handsome original design complimented by quality workmanship and a little added spice.
The interior certainly got a major makeover several years ago, starting with acres of brown tweed and vinyl on just about every surface. Bucket seats allow easy access to the full-sized bench in back, so this is definitely hot-rodding, family style, although with such nice work you're going to be thinking twice about putting the kids in there. Neatly bound carpets and custom-made door panels mix luxury with old-school custom design, while original handles keep it in touch with its origins. The original dash is still there, heavily massaged without losing the spirit of the original, and now housing a dual set of big TPI Tech gauges just ahead of the leather-wrapped billet steering wheel, along with a set of modern toggles and switches centered inside. A/C was cleverly integrated below and a tilt column makes it easy to do long-distance tours without getting tired. A modern head unit with a back-up camera installed certainly helps with the cruising and the way they've kept the interior relatively lowkey gives it an upscale look that still looks and feels fresh years later. That's not easy to do. This sleek fastback also offers a spacious and neatly upholstered trunk space, complete with an access panel to the spare tire and battery.
The engine is a 350 cubic inch GM crate motor driving a 700R4 4-speed automatic and a limited-slip 10-bolt rear end filled with highway friendly 3.08 gears. There are a lot of slick dress-up parts in the engine bay, matching the quality and details found throughout the car, including a long Edelbrock air cleaner and matching valve covers. Topped with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and intake manifold, and sparked by an MSD ignition, the motor fires with ease and runs very strong. The driving experience has been upgraded with a Camaro-style front end, a reinforced frame, and a beefed-up rear end, along with power steering and Wilwood power 4-wheel disc brakes, so it tracks down the road like a cruise missile and stops on a dime. The glasspack-style dual exhaust underneath sounds absolutely sinister, while slightly staggered American Racing Torque Thrust II polished wheels wearing 215/60/15 front and 225/70/15 rear BFGoodrich white-letter radials finish the look perfectly.
You know this gorgeous Ford is ready to enjoy, and it looks slick. The paint is a head-turner, the interior retains a lot of old-school flavor, and the mechanicals sound great and deliver impressive performance. This is a dialed-in rod that's very aggressively priced. If you love fat fender Fords, you can scarcely do better than this. Call today!
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