Inspired by 1950's European Race Cars, this 1951 Ford Coupe Custom
is a one of a kind build that started as a simple vision and
rendering. The attention to detail in this nearly 5 year build is
astounding as every element of the car has been carefully designed
while staying true to the theme of a 50's era race car.
The body has been Wedge Sectioned 5.5 inches in the front and 2.5
inches in the rear while both the roof and hood were "pancaked" The
rear quarter was re-shaped while the lower quarter was extended by
1.25 inches. The wheel wells were radiused and flared while all
glass has been flush mounted. Front and rear bumpers were removed
in favor of custom roll pans. Custom Chrome Grill and custom fog
lights with mesh guards were installed for added race car
The chassis is a custom Art Morrison frame rails and front
suspension while Speedway Engineering independent quick change rear
end is used with custom built and modified Thunderbird Uprights for
the rear control arms. All of the suspension components were
prepped and coated with dull nickel and accented with PPG Gold
Power comes from a 1956 Lincoln 368 c.i. V8 that has been outfitted
with a 1 of 3 original Hilborn Fuel Injection system with custom
stacks and a modern EFI conversion using a FAST ECU. A Borg Warner
T5 Transmission was adapted while Wilwood Power Disc Brakes on all
four corners provide stopping power. Custom Fabricated Stainless
Steel Headers pay tribute to the original styling of the Y block
manifolds and connect to a polished exhaust system that exits out
the side with flush mounted tips and riveted plate.
The interior draws inspiration from aircrafts of the era and
showcases rivets and exposed mechanics throughout. The seats were
hand made and riveted together with beautifully done leather seats
with contrasting inserts. At the center of the interior is a custom
shifter shaft and mount that while comfortable and easy to use, are
purely masterful pieces of art. Custom gauges by Classic
Instruments provide excellent visibility to the critical data sets
while Vintage air provides creature comforts. Steering column is by
Ididit and custom painted while the Nardi Steering wheel is very
comfortable and sturdy. Overhead, a custom console with artfully
labeled toggle switches handle all elements of this custom
The stance is completed with Authentic Magnesium Vintage Racecar
"Knock-Off" wheels that were inspired by Novi Indy Car Wheels and
wrapped in Goodyear tires. In true racecar form, this coupe's
stance is low, but the front-end can be lifted via air canisters to
allow more clearance when needed.
There are truly too many details to list and this build if fully
documented with a complete build book and secondary photo
Engine: 1956 Lincoln 368 c.i. - 370 Horsepower
Fuel Injection - Modified Hilborn Stacks with FAST ECU
Transmission - Borg Warner T5
Front Suspension - Custom Koni Coilovers with Umbrella Auto Design
Air over coil
Rear Suspension - Modified Thunderbird Control Arms
Rear End - Speedway Engineering quick change IRS Center
Brakes - Wilwood 11" Disc with Power Assist
Exhaust - 2.5 Inch Custom
Wheels - Custom Magnesium Novi 16" "Knock-Off" wheels with custom
pin drive hub assemblies
Tires - Goodyear Assurance 215/65 Rear and 185/60 Front
Body - Wedge Sectioned 5.5 Inches in Front and 2.5 Inches in Rear,
"Pancaked" Hood and Roof, Radiused Wheels Wells and Flush Mount
Glass. Custom Grille.
Paint - PPG Blue Gray
Interior - Custom Hand Fabricated Seats, Moldings, Dash, and
Console. Custom Upholstery.
This 51 Coupe has won 25 awards at some of the most prestigious
events in the country and has been featured on Jay Leno's Garage.
There are truly too many fine details and features to list.
This is an incredible and rare opportunity to own one of the nicest
custom builds around.
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