Collectible Motorcar of Atlanta is pleased to offer this 1927 Ford T-Bucket for sale.
The T-bucket is perhaps the most recognized hot rod of all time. Norm Grabowski didn't know he was spawning a cultural icon when he built the first one sometime in the '50s, but this modern interpretation of the classic minimalist rod proves that the T-bucket has some serious staying power.
Somehow, this T-bucket manages to embody all the traditional cues that make them so popular, but has an updated look that brings the vintage T into the 21st century. Perhaps it's the cut-down, or maybe the fat radials, or the white-faced gauges, or even the sophisticated two-stage paint. Whatever it is, this is one fantastic-looking T. It maintains the classic proportions, with the open engine bay, compact Model T roadster body. It's fiberglass, of course (nobody's building steel T-buckets these days), so fit and finish is quite good, And while some T-buckets get a homemade look from primer and unfinished details, this one is highly polished and complete, with a beautiful finish on the paint. But worry about that later, because this thing is a ton of fun to drive.
Nobody went minimalist with the mechanicals, which are impressive throughout. Power is from a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 that inhales through dual Holley 4-barrel carbs on a tunnel ram for a bigger-than-life statement of power. The engine is dressed with a bit of chrome and aluminum dress-up, including valve covers, air cleaner, and accessories, along with ceramic-coated side pipes that are a key element of the T-bucket look. The frame has also been painted to match the body and the front suspension uses ultra-long wishbones and a dropped axle with disc brakes, so it looks and feels traditional. Out back, there's a Ford 9in rear end suspended by trailing arms and coil springs, all painted to match the body to go with the rest of the chassis. An automatic transmission gives quick shifts. Giant American Racing wheels offer a modern take on the traditional exaggerated big-n-little configuration.
This 1927 Ford T-bucket is a neat combination of a traditional look with modern styling cues and powered by an over-achieving small block Chevy V8, just as it should be. Call today for details!