Not only is this 1927 Ford Model T an awesome custom total
construction, but also it was built by hot rod royalty. Yes, this
is Boyd Coddington's actual creation, and we have the DVDs from his
TV show to prove it! So dig into all the details of this dual-quad
old-school build done by a true master.
If you know Boyd's show, then you should already know this coupe.
The segment was called the Beater Build Off, but really, it was
about Boyd wanting to go back to his roots. He wanted to build the
kind of old-school street machine that used more craftsmanship than
chrome for showing off. You see it in the custom long front end
with three-piece hood. The roof was chopped to give it a cool
performance rake, and the rear window was given a custom angled
treatment to match. He wanted classic details, so you have exposed
hinges and a windshield overhang. But this is also unmistakably a
smooth design from Coddington. You see it in the way the custom
Chevy frame aligns with the body; the fender cuts are so smooth
they look like there was nothing ever there; and the Pontiac
taillights have been delicately frenched into the rear. Red oxide
paint may have been a primer back in the day, but they put it down
with a careful hand to make it look like a modern matte burgundy.
And the orange panted pinstripes on top add a well-coordinated
style. In fact, even the black roof matches the front drop axle,
grille, and steele wheels. And this careful creation was no
accident. Boyd didn't build this to push it out the door to a
customer. He made this in California and drove it to the NSRA
Street Rod Nationals in Kentucky.
The black accents of the exterior are also a nice preview of the
interior. It again proves the thoughtfulness of a true Coddington
custom build. Gabe Lopez did the upholstery that needed to be
basic, comfortable, and show-ready. The full interior keeps the
theme of classily simple with a dual spoke '40 Ford steering wheel,
a tall Lokar floor shifter with 8-ball topper, and a dash dominated
by crisp Stewart Warner gauges.
A custom creation like this is going to have some awesome power
that looks awesome, too. We dare you to find another component to
polish in this award-worthy motor. It's a classic-style Chevrolet
283 cubic-inch V8. They made sure to give it vintage power upgrades
with it bored .30 over, balanced & blueprinted, and added two
Edelbrock four-barrel carburetors on top. They even tested the
motor on the dyno before dropping it into the hot rod, and it was
producing a healthy 370 horsepower! Keeping with the old-school
theme, it has features like a rebuilt Powerglide automatic
transmission and a rumbling glasspack-style dual exhaust. The
suspension has a 5-inch drop axle up front with Posies springs and
Pete & Jake's springs. And the rear is Pete & Jake's ladder bars.
And because there's less than 5,000 miles on the whole build, you
can still proudly stick a mirror underneath to show off the
This is such a special build, that you'll be happy it comes with
some terrific materials. This includes the concept drawing, show
DVDs documenting the build, and two magazine articles. If you miss
Boyd as much as we do, you know this is once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity. Call today!!!