For Sale: 1939 Ford Cabriolet in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

There was a time not too long ago when owning a hotrod like this meant spending half a million bucks to have Chip Foose build one from scratch. While resembling a 1939 Ford Cabriolet, there's really not a single unaltered line on this Coast to Coast Roadster Cabriolet, and that's the real trick: take something old and make it new in a very dramatic way. Featuring a spectacular custom paint job, luxurious Saddle leather interior, a host of choice options, and big LS2 power, this recently finished streetrod checks all the boxes and then some.

Completed just 47 miles ago (that's right, this build only has 47 break-in miles on the clock), this stunning Sand Beige Metallic (Mercedes-Benz Color #798) cabriolet will make everyone at the next cruise night stop what they're doing and just stare as you rumble into the show. Trust us on this, we've been working overtime in our showroom just wiping the drool off the show-quality finish. With swooping fenders, a brilliant art-deco chrome split grille, and that vivid paint that practically vibrates off the bodywork, this sucker is poised to collect trophies the way you used to collect baseball cards. Clearly a professional build, the Coast to Coast fiberglass body is superbly executed with crisp lines, extremely flat and smooth panels, and great body gaps that are often a challenge with fiberglass cars. Up front, those certainly appear to be correct 1939 Ford Standard headlight lenses, whose teardrop shape is one of the most iconic early examples of streamlining. Note the chopped and raked windshield, the insanely cool taillights integrated into the rear valence, and the frenched-in license plate holder that's a killer design element all by itself. Very cool. And if you ever get the urge to take this show-stopper out in the rain (Yikes! Please Don't!), it also comes with a color-matched hardtop that installs in minutes.

You can't build a car like this without calling in an artist to build the interior for you, and this one doesn't disappoint. Supportive bucket seats are wrapped in lovely Saddle leather punctuated with diamond-cut inserts that are the perfect complement to the champagne paintwork, and the seats are so comfortable we initially thought they were filled with memory foam. More like a high-end luxury convertible (it's definitely got a Bentley Continental GT look) than a traditional hotrod, it includes all the modern conveniences including cold A/C, power windows and locks, remote door poppers, a gorgeous chrome and leather steering wheel set atop a tilt wheel, and a kickin' stereo system powered by the Pioneer multi-media touchscreen that also features a back-up camera. Joining the 7-inch screen inside the custom center console is a shorty Lokar shifter with a leather skirt, a couple of billet cup holders, and an E-brake and USB plug under the lift-up arm rest. The painted dash is a thing of beauty, smoothed and filled with elegant AutoMeter instruments inside an aviation-inspired bezel in the center, along with chrome eyelet vents that pump the cabin full of R134a treated A/C. It's a tight, well-insulated cabin thanks to plush carpets on the floors that are further protected with matching floor mats, gorgeous door panels upholstered in the same materials that cover the seats, and when the hardtop is on you can see the quality of the headliner that matches the Saddle interior - further proof that nothing was overlooked in this build. There's even a fully upholstered trunk complete with removable upholstered panels, and it has enough room for all the trophies this streetrod will be winning in the near future.

With a car like this, you want reliable power that will cruise with ease at any speed, and the fuel injected LS2 V8 motor under the pointed hood is happy to oblige, with big, modern horsepower on tap. Neatly detailed with a little dress-up, the engine bay features a smoothed firewall that was painted to match the exterior, and even the block itself is nicely presented with a polished cold-air intake system, a cone filter, and all the tight-fitting accessories that snuggle it into the otherwise narrow space. The transmission is a modern 4L65E 4-speed automatic feeding a custom-fit Heidts independent rear end that's hanging on coilovers out back, while up front the Heidts suspension is a Mustang II-style setup with tubular A-arms, coilovers, a modern rack-and-pinion steering system, and there's also a disc brake with a drilled and slotted rotor at all four corners. As beautifully finished as the rest of the car, the reinforced chassis should probably be displayed with mirrors, although it was built to drive, so maybe that's what you should do instead. Block-hugging headers feed into a booming stainless steel dual exhaust system that sounds fantastic, from almost any distance, with turndowns exiting well before the rear end. Staggered Foose chrome wheels wear 225/40/18 front and 295/35/20 rear Nitto performance radials that finish off this killer look.

A fantastic custom that looks and drives like it cost a million bucks to build. With top-of-the-line components and build quality everywhere you look, this dialed-in streetrod is as nice as they come. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1939 Ford Cabriolet
  • Listing ID:CC-1528865
  • Price:$89,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1939
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Cabriolet
  • Exterior Color:Sand Beige Metallic
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:47
  • Stock Number:5065-DFW
  • VIN:184800248

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