1928 Ford Tudor Custom: Beginning with its excellent sheet metal suggestive of a lifetime spent in favorable climates, this Tudor features cool body mods including a five-inch top chop and filled roof. Power is provided by a built and nicely detailed 454 Chevy big-block mated to a floor-shifted automatic transmission. and topped by a Weiand intake, four barrel carb, finned valve covers, and an oval open-element air cleaner. The exhaust headers are works of art in their own right and fed the proper dual exhaust system. An aluminum radiator and 12 volt alternator provide cruising ease and reliability, while the rare and visibly striking set of '58 Buick finned and vented brake drum brakes bring "Lucky" to a halt. Inside, bucket seats, 1950s/60s two tone upholstery, period style pinstripe accents and gambling motifs, Stewart-Warner gauges, and a column-mounted tach complete the picture. Riding on period-style wide whitewalls surrounding Burgundy-finished wire wheels mounting bright hubcaps, "Lucky" marks an outstanding steel-bodied hot rod paying homage to the past with modern construction quality to boot. This beauty has seen only 900 miles of asphalt since completion. Additional photos at www.monacoluxury.com.
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