1938 Ford Custom

Volo, IL

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Volo, IL



Year 1938
Mileage --
Engine 100
Doors --
Transmission --
Make Ford
Model Custom

Custom 1938

Title Status --
Exterior Color Dark Blue
Interior Color Gray


From the estate of a prominent local collector. This is a genuine steel body 1938 Ford sedan delivery. It is rare and desirable. It's petite for a truck which keeps it attractive and it fits in the garage the same as a car. Have it lettered to promote your business or personalize it and have some fun.

EXTERIOR: All metal body, front fenders and hood. The body is actually in excellent shape. It's straight all over, I don't see any rust or damage. It was painted over 20 years ago and is holding up really, that is a testament to how good it really is. It an all metal roof, no vinyl insert. The paint is very smooth and glossy. Even after a closer inspection I was impressed with just how nice the painted really is. It has some metallic ghost flames painted on the hood and fenders. I like that it still has it's original style trim keeping it nostalgic. Original style glass headlights, original taillights and it even has a Ford locking gas cap. In back it has a bumper unique to the sedan delivery. The wiper is converted to electric, the wiper arm is included. All of the chrome and stainless trim was replaced or restored. The running boards are recovered like original. The chrome wire wheels still sparkle like new.

INTERIOR: In front it has two very comfortable bucket seats upholstered in vinyl with cloth inserts. It has seat belts. The entire inside is upholstered and has embossed designs- door panels, kick panels, headliner, the walls in back. Overhead is a finished wood panel with a stereo, CB radio and some controls. The dash has a highly polished wood instrument panel with Classic Instrument including a tachometer. It also has a would rimmed Lacara steering wheel. It has a Lokar shifter on the floor. It is air conditioned with a/c vents in back. Under the carpet in back the floor is refinished wood.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: It has a GM crate 350 HO motor. The tag with the part number is on the block. It makes a reliable 330 hp, it has 4 bolt mains, Vortec heads, flat tappet hydraulic cam. On top is an Edelbrock aluminum intake and carb. The alternator looks new. It has a modern heat and air conditioning system. The engine bay is painted smooth and glossy like the outside. The battery fits right in the firewall and is bolted down properly and has a disconnect switch. The old vintage horns are working. The radiator looks new with an electric fan in front. Everything looks neat and tidy.

UNDERSIDE: It has an original frame that is solid. Up front it has a tubular drop axle, tubular trailing arms and adjustable coilover shocks. In back the leaf springs and shocks were replaced. It has a dual exhaust system that weaves it's way through the frame and all the way out the back. It has disc brakes in front, drum in back. The e-brake assembly is hooked up. Looking up at the motor it is clean, starter looks new, it has a flywheel cover. The Turbo 350 automatic looks fresh. It is a Ford 9 inch rear end with a 3.00 ratio.

I will say this is a quality vehicle. The closer I looked the more impressed I became. The fit and finishes throughout are very good. It's comfortable, makes a great driver and has potential business opportunities. Put your business name on it and it's a tax write off.

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.

Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.

**These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car make an appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded and you will be given a 1 year membership.

815 385 3644 9-5 central

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