For Sale: 1934 Ford Roadster in Orange, Connecticut

Vehicle Description

Believe it or not, “hot rodding” was around long before Ford introduced its flathead V8, but Ford still was a major part of Hot Rodding even from the beginning. Almost since the very beginning of the automobile men and women have had the obsession with going faster and looking good while doing it. As cars became more prevalent in society teenagers would take the bodies off of an old touring car and replace them with a pair of bucket seats and open exhaust for that go fast look and sound. After the Ford Model T was introduced in 1909 it became the most popular candidate for transformation into a go-fast machine. Once the teens rolled around there were multiple companies making speed parts specifically for the Model T to make it go faster such as overhead valve and overhead cam conversions, bigger carburetors, different ignition systems etc..Hot Rodding was born before the term was even used. Fast forwarding to 1932, Ford introduced its Flathead V8 which really changed the game. The 1932 Ford had not only a lot of power and simplicity, but its looks were outstanding making it one of the most popular cars in automobile history, especially in Hot Rodding history. The models that followed in 1933 and 1934 were even more sleek and rakish giving customizers and hot rodders an incredible starting point to make a low and fast car that would stop anyone in their tracks.Many of these old “hot rods” built in the 1940s and 1950’s, the heyday of hot rodding, did not survive the test of time. Many changed hands and disappeared as they were not viewed as worth saving for a very long time. In fact you were viewed as a rebel or a trouble maker if you owned one of these cars.Today it is extremely rare to find one that was actually built in the 1940’s or 1950’s that survived and was saved.

Offered here is a truly special hot rod that was built around 1956 by Mr. Jerry Hill of Los Angeles, California. It’s a 1934 Ford roadster that has been chopped, lowered and customized giving it that perfect look that only a skilled hot rodder could achieve. It has a dropped front axle, chopped white vinyl top, engine turned 1932 Pierce Arrow dash panel, single bar flipper hubcaps, Guide bullitt headlights and a “souped up” and rebuilt flathead V8 with Offenhauser aluminum finned high compression cylinder heads, dual downdraft Stromberg 97 carburetors and Mallory ignition. It is complete with old paperwork back to the 1950's, its original 1964 California Black Plates and even a speeding ticket from 1956! According to the California paperwork it was off the road and stored away from 1964 until 1984 when it was purchased by its previous owner from the Jerry Hill estate. We just acquired the car from the previous owners estate where it was sitting for some 30 years in a building in California in untouched condition as found in 1984. Upon our acquisition of the car we rebuilt the Flathead engine, reinstalling its original speed equipment, rebuilt its hydraulic drum brakes and rebuilt the carburetors and cleaned the rest of the fuel system. It still wears its old paint with a bit of patina which gives it such an awesome look telling you this is the real thing. We installed new tires and a new white vinyl top. If you want to own a real piece of Hot Rodding history, a true period car built in the 1950's, this is your chance. Contact us today for more information!

Vehicle Details

  • 1934 Ford Roadster
  • Listing ID:CC-1534264
  • Price:$135,000
  • Location:Orange, Connecticut
  • Year:1934
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Roadster
  • Exterior Color:Tan/Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:0
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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Dragone Classic Motorcars
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