213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
Literally speaking, this 1951 Ford Anglia may be classified as a panel van, but it's like no panel van you've likely encountered. Its high impact exterior combines with accelerative ability that puts it in very rare company, owing to an outstanding array of added performance components. Care to find out what the term "g-force" is all about? Get behind the wheel of this one of a kind Ford, step into the gas pedal and you'll get the first-hand experience.
While streetrods are nearly always going to offer plenty of curb appeal just by virtue of the anticipation they create, the fit and finish of this '51 is far beyond the norm. Its exterior wears a coat of black paint that presents nicely and is ornamented by contrasting flames down the lengths of its hood and sides - pull up at any drag event and double takes will be a given. Up close, you can see that this was a paint job done right - the added amount of flake isn't excessive, but just enough to add texture. The performance-centric components that give the car its rocket-like performance rise up from the center of the fiberglass hood, which opens easily via a button release from the back forward for excellent access to the engine. This Anglia's singular appearance represents a modified take on vintage style that blends nicely with its assortment of track-oriented trappings - the combination of the supercharger blower up front, the quartet of oversized wheels and the ambulance doors in back isn't something you come across very often.
The interior has a great, minimalistic appearance with some well-chosen details blended into the mix. A pair of cloth racing buckets are the centerpiece of the cockpit, looming over an unfinished aluminum floor that really creates an awesome, race-inspired look, with a pair of door panels that are in surprisingly clean shape to each side. A compact aftermarket steering wheels sits on the tilt column and a collection of white faced gauges are recessed into the dash to monitor motoring functions. Just below, the long-stemmed shifter sits within easy reach to put this rocket through its paces. Behind the buckets is a nicely finished wood panel floor that covers the relocated battery just below.
The rubber liquifying power this Ford boasts comes via its 350 cubic inch V8, armed to the teeth with a Weiand blower, performance cam and a pair of 4-barrel Edelbrock carbs to maximize its output as it pairs with a 3-speed TCI transmission. The engine is in top form - the addition of extreme performance components often comes at a price to overall running condition, but this assembly is well-calibrated and the engine sends an even, commanding note into the aftermarket headers leading to Flowmaster dual exhausts - it's a note that can be altered at your whim, courtesy of the switch-operated cutouts. Up front in the engine compartment an aluminum radiator and electric fan have been added to keep operating temperatures in check. This skillfully modified street machine rides on a modern Chevy S10 chassis that provides coils up front to pair with the multi link suspension in back, where you'll find the fenders have been widened to accommodate the sizable 29/18.50/15 Mickey Thompson tires on display. Power steering makes for easy maneuverability, while disc brakes help bring prompt fade resistant stops.
Looking for a ride that satisfies your need for speed while still offering plenty of head turning appeal? Check out this 1951 Ford Anglia. Call today!
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