516 E. Bristol St
Elkhart , Indiana
THE NICEST LIL DEUCE CPE. ON THE PLANET..
Rare, all-steel 3-window coupe that''s benefitted from a detailed, professional restoration Fine-tuned by Roy Brizio of Roy Brizio Street Rods 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / Tri-power induction / Double Hump Heads
Turbo-Hydramatic 350 3-speed automatic transmission / Ford 9-inch rear axle All-steel Henry Ford body / Chopped roof Custom interior by Sid Chavers Co. Custom chassis by Roy Brizio Street Rods / Custom suspension 4-wheel disc brakes / Vega-style steering 16 and 17-inch Wheel Vintiques Gennie wheels Sale includes service receipts and component literature
. But sometimes we get the feeling that the modern street rod movement has become more about show and less about go. After all, hot rod culture started with guys who drove their cars out of necessity, but raced them on dry lakes, dirt tracks and drag strips out of desire
. And that desire to continually push the boundaries of both performance and appeal spawned legendary events like Pikes Peak and the Mexican Road Race. The kind of car that''s been coveted by hot rodders since the 1950s, this impressive Ford features an appealing mix of retro style and proven performance
. And if you''re a hands-on rodder who''s looking for a car with a little more substance than chrome and bright paint, it''s your one-way ticket to good times and great fun
IT LOOKS THE PART
During a professional restoration that was completed by Granite Bay, California's Camilleri's Auto Works, this coupe's timeless Henry Ford steel was massaged into a striking custom that's smooth, solid and ready to roll
. And naturally, that delightfully traditional profile made an excellent foundation for glossy Black 2-stage. At the front of that rich pigment, a steel shell centers a stainless grille between a polished splitter, a mirrored bumper and polished, dual-mode Twolite headlights. Those lights, affixed to an ornate, V8 branded bar, lead a pinstriped profile, which plants familiar suicide doors between a louvered hood and traditional handles
. Above those handles, a chopped top hangs a polished wiper over a tilt windshield, a roll-down backlite and elegant mirrors. And at the back of the car, a second mirrored bumper frames a polished fuel cap, chrome-trimmed tail lamps and a lockable trunk handle.
Fold the hood and you'll find a reliable, 350 cubic inch Chevrolet small block that's been polished, rebuilt and fitted with storied tri-power induction
. Revs are created when polished and painted air cleaners float wind in to a polished intake that's topped by color-keyed Rochester carburetors. At the perimeter of that intake, polished and painted valve covers hang a polished breather over hot Double Hump Heads. Behind those heads, a billet distributor shoots spark through loomed Taylor plug wires, which snake around coated Sanderson block huggers.
Just ahead of those tubes, traditional V-belts spin polished pulleys in front of a GM water pump and a chrome-trimmed Delco-Remy alternator. At the front of those ancillaries, a polished expansion tank and giant puller fan dress a beefy radiator that's subtly detailed with checkers. Speaking of checkers, the car's checkered firewall looks great behind rich red block paint. And items like polished hardware, stainless fluid lines and an electric Edelbrock fuel pump highlight the builder's astute attention to detail.
If you know traditional hot rods, you know the name Roy Brizio. Not only has he built classics for the likes of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Neil Young, he was once dubbed "The King of the '32 Ford" by Hot Rod magazine. With that in mind, you'll be happy to know that the most prominent feature of this coupe's undercarriage is a quality Brizio chassis that mixes boxed rails with tubular crossmembers
. But wait, there's more: not only did Brizio reimagine this Ford's bones, he also spent many hours fine-tuning all aspects of the car's build, from drivability to fit and finish. The hot small block fronts a dressed Turbo-Hydramatic 350, which, thanks to a checkered driveshaft, spins a requisite Ford 9-inch
. At the back of that drivetrain, triangulated ladder bars employ adjustable QA-1 coil-overs. Opposite that clip, a polished front-half plants a thick drop axle behind polished Bilstein shocks. Stops come courtesy of polished calipers and vented discs. Turns are easy thanks to a Vega-style gearbox. Spent gases rumble through coated pipes and coated glasspack mufflers. Power meets the pavement through dressed Wheel Vintiques Gennies,
which spin 205/55R16 Goodyear Eagle RS-As in front of 255/60R17 Goodyear Eagle RS-As. And choice details abound, including a polished oil pan and a painted stainless fuel tank.
STYLE AND CLASS
As you probably know, old school hot rods were pretty spartan. But this classic is a bit more than just some time machine replica. Pop the doors and you'll find a custom vinyl interior
Thanks for looking.
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