1951 Ford Tudor Sedan
It's a common car. Ford's all new car after WW2 proved to be a
popular and well-built car. Known as the shoebox Ford, it was
common for hot rodders to lower the roof or chop it. The Model
1A-70B was produced in astonishing numbers, 317,869 in 1951
This car has that chopped top and other subtle modifications to the
original design. Elongated panels create subtle changes and produce
a truly unique shoebox rod. Like a floating low bubble bathed in
Pearl Beige Metallic and skating on Stiletto wheels you need to
check out those glorious gams.
Having that early 50's lead sled look the roof was chopped 5 inches
and some of the pillars changed angles for better structural
integrity. The back of this rounded bean was elongated just
slightly. Door handles were shaved and now we have keyless entry.
The car was also lowered, (dropped), to have it appear to just
float above the asphalt. All this steel was expertly straightened
and sanded, then bathed in Pearl Beige Metallic. Leading the way is
a custom fit 54 Chevy grille with a shiny bumper below and some big
chromed turn signal bezels that round the corner from the front to
the beginning of the quarter. A trim spear runs from stem to stern
and frames the top of the rear wheel well that also appears to have
a subtle link change. A bulbous rear trunk deck with some rounded
bump outs on either side to house the taillights which appear to be
squinting at you in their crushed oval form. Just below another
large wrap around bumper are dual exhausts with oval chromed tips.
Billet Specialties "Stiletto" style wheels are shining on each
corner and are wrapped in like new black wall rubber.
With the push of a button the door pops open and reveals a burgundy
leather wonderland. Door panels have been embossed with swooping
panels and a curved armrest. Window toggles are noted and a lower
custom fabricated speaker covering is showing at the bottom of the
doors. Inside are 2 large captains chairs like buckets also in
burgundy leather and some white stitching. A phat custom rear bench
with miles of burgundy leather covering stretches across the back
of the car. Upfront for the dash is a single round large gauge
cluster from Haneline. It has a beautiful old look and is in a
burgundy painted full metal jacket dash. In the center is a Kenwood
DNX 5160 GPS navigation screen. Alpine provides the speakers and
preamps. Fronting the dash is a Flaming River tilt steering column
and a snazzy cast three spoke widened, (think surfers cross
design), leather wrapped rally steering wheel. Power steering,
power brakes, power seats, and the windows all at the push of a
button. Also installed in Vintage Air complete with taillight shape
matching billet styled vents and there is a USB port in the
glovebox. Red carpeting covers the floors very nicely and above is
a padded panel on a smooth burgundy leather headliner.
Under the wonderfully shaped hood is a very very clean engine bay.
It is painted in the Pearl Beige Metallic and in the very center is
a highly polished 350ci V8. It has an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb
sitting on top of an Edelbrock intake. On the back is a TH400
3-speed automatic transmission with a Ford 9-inch rear axle.
Braided stainless hoses are nice, plus headers and all bolt ons are
chromed. Shine on you crazy diamond!
This steel sled sits on an Art Morrison chassis that has a front
end power rack with independent coilovers and a rear end coilover 4
link which is triangulated. Perfect floor pans and toe kicks, an
all steel black frame, good clean exhaust from Magnaflow, and a red
painted driveshaft are just some of the highlights of this
Popping the doors and slipping inside I feel the excitement. This
engine fires right up, and on the test track performed beautifully.
A great low and slow cruiser which can come to life with opting
some boot into the accelerator. Nice handling and solid power
Wilwood disc brakes, and it is in perfect working order.
Used mostly as a shower, the consignor/builder states that this car
has less than 25 miles since the transformation. A beautiful lead
sled which started out as an ubiquitous 51 shoebox. It's come a
long way baby! Just look at the build photos in Street Rodder
Magazine May 2011-Sept 2011!!
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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
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vehicle in person.