This radiant 1939 Ford Roadster is the kind of rod most of us only
dream of owning. An extra sleek fiberglass body, removable hardtop,
a supple custom interior, four-wheel disc brakes, and a hot small
block under the hood make this an all-eyes-on-me kind of street
The green paint has plenty of metallic element that radiate in the
sunshine and lets the car get noticed. Of course, there's plenty
more there to love than just the color. This custom car loves the
look of sleekness as the fiberglass body fits together quite well.
And there are well-integrated pieces with the sport mirrors,
frenched license plate, and running board that flow right off the
fenders. The doors fit flush and handles have been removed so
nothing gets in the way of the iconic crease that starts at the
hood and continues until it creates the trunk line. There's no
superfluous chrome, which gives it a modern appearance that makes
you focus on the limited areas of brightwork like the iconic
grille, teardrop headlights, and Budnik alloys that are staggered
at 19/20 inches for a sporty stance.
The roof has the well-formed look of a coupe, or you can remove it
for a sleek roadster style. And no matter how you choose to motor,
this one was made to keep you comfortable. The suicide doors look
cool, and they make it easy to hop into the well-bolstered bucket
seats. These have an intricate design finished in a supple
Ultraleather. Even the door panels and custom center console have
been done to match. There are provisions for nice features like
power windows (the passenger side needs servicing) and an AM/FM
touchscreen infotainment system w/Bluetooth (it likely just needs
to be fully hooked up.) But what really impresses is how this has
been built to be a true cruiser. The Colorado Custom sports
steering wheel is on a tilt column, and the smooth dash is
dominated by AutoMeter Pro-Comp Ultra-Lite gauges.
The whole point of this car is to look stunning, but like any good
enthusiast build, this one was also created to be fun to drive.
That's why you have a powerful 350 cubic-inch V8. And the polished
valve covers and air grabber remind you that this Chevy motor is
the "Heartbeat" of this smooth engine bay. It's built right with an
Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, and shorty
headers feeding the dual exhaust. The undercarriage photos show off
a color-matched presentation that also has upgrades like a Mustang
II tubular A-arm front end, a four-link rear, and adjustable
coilovers all-around. And it's a true cruiser with power steering,
a three-speed automatic transmission, modern Michelin tires, and
Wilwood four-wheel power disc brakes.
This is everything you want, and it's available today for far less
than it would cost to build a quality coupe/roadster from scratch.