1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe - $75,000
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This 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe is not your average hot rod. A tremendous amount of time and money have been invested in this amazing car. There is so much to list, from the beautiful black body to the 650hp supercharged motor. Here is the story.
This car is built on a custom frame from SAC Hot Rod Products. This is a high end setup with fully boxed main rails and additional round tubes. The fiberglass body is from Gibbon while the hood and side panels are steel. The beautiful black paint highlights the car's gorgeous lines. A huge effort went into construction, fit, and finish as detailed by the build invoice and unique features like the hood hinge assembly and flush taillights. Initial construction was completed in 2001 while significant freshening was done in 2015 and 2017. Titled as a 1934 Ford, it has 2,700 total miles to date.
The suspension uses a Heidts Superide in front and a C4 Corvette independent rear suspension. There are adjustable coilovers all around so you can easily adjust the ride height. The steering rack is from Flaming River. The 4-wheel power disc brakes use Wilwood pieces in front and Corvette in back, along with a Summit booster. There is also a functional parking brake with a Gennie Shifter assembly. Note the extensive use of custom chrome plating and stainless materials throughout.
Then there is the drivetrain! This isn't some typical small-block powered street rod; instead it has a monster 502 cubic inch motor with a BDS 6-71 supercharger. This setup made 650.3 hp on the dyno (sheet included). Yes it is fast. The block was line honed and square decked, the heads were ported, and the rotating assembly was fully balanced. The camshaft is from Crane with hydraulic roller lifters and roller rockers. There are dual Holley 600 cfm carburetors topped by a shotgun style air scoop. Fuel delivery uses two parallel Holley pumps, while the ignition is all MSD. This motor is well sorted out and runs fine on pump gas. It also has an impressive sound through the 3" exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers.
The transmission is a Richmond 5-speed with a Hurst shifter. The hydraulic clutch and uses a new McLeod twin disc setup for low pedal effort despite the big power. There is also a Lakewood safety bellhousing. The custom driveshaft feeds the Corvette rear end with a limited slip differential and 3.23 gears. The Dagger wheels from Billet Specialties are nearly new, as are the Continental Extreme Contact tires (225/40ZR18 front, 275/35ZR20 rear).
The custom leather interior is clean and orderly. The seats use Glide Engineering frames with fore/aft and recline adjustments. There is a surprising amount of legroom, and when coupled with the Ididit tilt column you get much more space than your typical street rod. There is a full complement of gauges including a boost gauge. There is also a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo with USB and aux inputs, along with Bluetooth and Pandora capability. And unlike some street rods, this one has a working horn, parking windshield wipers, self-cancelling turn signals, courtesy lights, seat belts, power windows, and a power trunk operator (up and down).
There are still more features. Remote door poppers. Hidden license plate holder. 17-gallon stainless fuel cell. Battery tender with magnetic connector. Dual electric cooling fans. There is also a 2" binder full of documentation, an appraisal, manuals, and receipts including the original detailed build invoice.
Again, this 1934 is not your average street rod. There is approximately $150k invested in this build; it is very nicely done and loaded with features you don't often find on such a car. Think you're ready for it?
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