1934 Ford 40 Coupe
The great thing about the evolution of hot rodding is: over the past 30 years a vast array of excellent products has continually streamed onto the market. And presently, anyone with a check book and an affinity for going way too fast and looking way too good can build anything from state-of-the-art avant-garde to old school cool. This sweet Ford Coupe, wrapping a modern chassis and reliable V8 in show stopping aesthetics, is a ground-up build that combines the core strengths of original hot rodding with an uncompromising vision and top-notch componentry. And, if you're looking to score a fully sorted custom that mixes classic good looks with proven road manners, it's a strong candidate for your next street rod!
A 34 3-window Downs fiberglass body covers a TCI frame. It is bathed in Bright Medium Blue and sports some red graphics below the "B" pillar, which Alsop has a red stripe shooting forward and dying in an arrow point on the cowled hood. 2 white stripes also head forward and die into the doors. This rod has original looking bumpers nicely chromed, headlights that rest atop each fender, a shiny vertical ribbed swept back shield shaped grille fronts the cowled hood assembly, and the fenders have a custom fitted bra to keep those pesky bugs off the pristine fenders. American racing 15-6's in front, and 15-7's in the rear and 5-spoked shallow dish polished wheels are all wrapped by snazzy Uniroyal tires.
Starting from the windshield, a perfect blue dash with stunning white VDO gauges imbedded within, and a matching adjustable steering column, topped by a tan leather clad 4 spoke Fatman polished aluminum steering wheel, which allows clear view of those gorgeous gauges. The tall Lokar shifter with an aluminum knob, and tan leather boot reaches upward for easy ergonomic shifting. Venting for the Vintage air hangs below the dash. Tan carpeting covers the floor and is in good condition. A pair of low back buckets covered in cloth with vinyl edging sit in front of the dash configuration, and this makes up the coupes 3-window cockpit. There is a carpet covered trunk storage area which presents very nicely and has plenty of extra storage space...and is actuated by remote control.
A 1973 Chevrolet 307ci V8 clad with chromed valve covers, Hooker headers, and an Edelbrock carb and intake manifold, and spiked by an HEI ignition, can be seen with a flip off either cowl panel below the hood. An Isley cam is bolted in for more performance. This nicely presenting mill is backed by an automatic 350 Turbo transmission.
The gray powder coated TCI frame houses an 8' Ford rear with a 2.79 ratio. At either end of the rear axle are Ford brakes. A TCI 4 link with coil over shocks, and a Mustang II Independent front suspension with Fatman brakes. All wiring seen is Painless.
Overall a very nice presentation, with simplicity but elegance, conveniences, and ease of operation (quick starter, air conditioning, power steering and automatic). A convenience rod, that can be shown, and shown off with little to no effort after driving away from our Classic Auto Mall Lot.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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