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 have continually
streamed onto the market. And presently, anyone with a checkbook
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!
For consignment a star of magazine (for its special paint)
appearing in Street Rodder, and Hot Rod Magazine in 2014. This is
the FIRST car to be painted with HOK Shimrin 2 paint. A Minotti
body on a TCI chassis, no worries about any old time wrenching on
this rodder, it's all new, and has plenty of modern conveniences so
you can enjoy what it is meant to do...go and show! This car was to
debut at the House of Kolors SEMA display in 2012 but was not
completed in time.
With body courtesy of Minotti, this curvaceous creation is bathed
in two tone paint with some flame accenting. Colors are for the
uppers Cinnamon Pearl, lowers are masterfully covered in Kandy
Brandywine and there is a peppering of gold ghost flames on the
fenders and running boards. Talk about deep diving into the paint,
you best don your scuba gear as it is very special. All beautifully
appointed with the front shield styled vertical ribbed grille,
flanking headlights, cowled hood, chopped top, remote doors,
stylish side view chromed mirrors and more opaque flame accenting
on the beltline. The back of the car drops down gracefully melting
into the curved trunk and surrounding centerfold curved rear
fenders with bullet style taillights perched on stalks. To finish
with a bang, there are 15-inch Billet Specialties polished Rebel
Wheels on the front and 17 inch of the same vein on the rear. All
wrapped up with modern all weather radial tires. "Heaven, I'm in
heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak...."
A remote button pop of the suicide door, and we see nothing but
cool custom cream leather fashioned in to overstuffed bomber style
bucket seats, and wrapping a steering wheel on top of an Ididit
tilt column. Doors are custom leather panels with plenty of
embossing, and a simple curved custom fabricated chromed actuator
exit handle. In the center of the buckets is a slim body matching
fiberglass hump console which houses the Lokar shifter which
reaches skyward for the driver's hands. In front, a custom simple
dash in cream tan has a beautiful chromed wing bezel that stretches
across the center of the dash and houses round gauges which begin
large in the center, and get progressively smaller towards the
edges with all the essentials. Within this custom interior is also
Vintage Air (no heat), power windows, power brakes, power doors, a
GPS speedometer, and a remote stereo and iPod system. Floors are
custom fabricated vinyl in cream, with Berber carpeting inserts.
All other surfaces including the headliner are smooth perfect cream
leather. A shout out to the trunk which is all custom covered and
buttoned up as well! Hee Haw!
Under the flip up hood (faux cowled sides) is a matching work of
art taking the form of a GM 350ci crate engine with Vortec heads, a
GM HEI distributor, Edelbrock Performer intake and Edelbrock 650
CFM carburetor. On the back is a 700R4 transmission which throws
power rearward to a Ford 9-inch rear with 3.73 gear ratio, and a
polished ribbed pumpkin cover. Just beautifully appointed in
chromed blinged add ons, some body matching painted parts and pure
polished metal for this mill, right down to some flourish flames
painted on the firewall, and a winged beetle looking like it has a
mother of pearl inlay. Attention to detail is over the top.
We can note the fenders, running boards and rear panel have been
carefully coated with Line-X, and all other surfaces are totally
rust free and shiny black. No road dirt for this undercarriage.
Independent suspension with coil-overs are upfront, and on back is
a 4 bar with coil-over system. Power disc brakes are all around the
fronts are Brembo brand brakes. As nice as the topside.
A joy to drive with plenty of interior ergonomically fashioned
interior, the air blows cold and the engine runs hot (not literally
but figuratively). A stiff ride, but a good cruiser. All the
conveniences were working as they should and talk about turning
Not unlike driving a piece of Brancusi sculpture, with nary a
straight line seen on this car, just sexy beautiful curves to feast
your eyes on. An overall beautiful hot rod, and plenty of attention
to detail during the build. Definitely done right and modeled after
a supermodel from the 1930's, with contemporary special paint, and
ready to turn the key and go and show. Love, Love, Love....
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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 located 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.