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The 1934 Ford Cabriolet is perhaps the ideal body style for a rod.
Sporty and compact, with roadster-like proportions, yet equipped
with a weather-tight top and power windows, so it can go anywhere,
any time. Finished in brilliant Viper Red and powered by a
blistering 350 V8, this streetrod is a very special droptop.
There's nothing subtle about this slick Viper Red rod, but that's
entirely the point. Sure, the body is fiberglass, but the look is
timeless, and everywhere you go, folks recognize the appeal of the
1934 Ford. From the pointed radiator shell and sweeping fenders to
the raked-back windshield and smoothly tapered rear deck and
awesome rumble seat, there's something here that will appeal to
everyone, and the fact that it's totally functional as a real car
is something that most rods attempt, but not all achieve.
Workmanship is quite good, and with fiberglass, it's easy to get
great gaps and a solid feel, and with that bright red paint job,
the shape simply speaks for itself. It features stock-style suicide
doors with chrome handles, a custom grille insert in the pointed
grille shell, and teardrop taillights that have been smoothly
integrated into the rear fenders. Hood louvers add practicality and
an old-school touch, and although the bumpers have been deleted for
a smooth look, front bumper guards look like jack-posts and have
indicators installed right below.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, this cabriolet seems to
offer a lot more interior space than the original, and it's used to
great effect. A modern bench seat has been trimmed in elegant black
vinyl, which flows brilliantly with the simple exterior. Matching
door panels house power window switches, and the black instrument
panel in the red dash was filled with Porsche-style VDO gauges that
show-off a suitably sporty font. A few modern conveniences are
included, such as heat, power windows, a tilt wheel, and a kickin'
AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo that was artfully integrated into the interior.
Overhead there's a matching black canvas folding convertible top
that seals up better than any roadster, and a neatly-sealed lid
hides a beautifully finished rumble seat that's been finished in
black vinyl to match the cabin.
There's a lot of shine under the hood, so prepare yourself in
advance for the trophies you're sure to collect with this one. The
engine is a lightly-cammed 350 Chevy topped by a Carter AFB
4-barrel carburetor, but the point isn't just horsepower, it's
reliability and attention to detail, and this car delivers. The
firewall is finished and painted red, and of course all the
accessories are chrome-plated or polished, with a newer distributor
cap for the HEI ignition system offering some contrast. A TH350
3-speed automatic with a shift-kit makes high-speed driving
effortless, but you'll want to dip into the throttle now and then
just to savor the sound of the custom-built dual exhaust system.
The front suspension is polished, while the rear is a 4-link
augmented with coilovers, so it's easy to handle with no surprises.
The undercarriage is really dressed for show, with a painted frame
and pans to offset the chrome components. Classic wire wheels wear
a traditional big-n-little combination of 185/70/14 front and
235/75/15 rear Michelin blackwall radials.
Always beautiful, this 1934 Ford also offers performance and
practicality to go with its award-winning good looks. Call
Location:Ft Worth, Texas
Exterior Color:Viper Red
- Interior Color:Black
- Stock Number:3479-DFW