You know that car you always see with the crowd around it at the local cruise night? Well, this is it. Beautifully finished, this 1937 Ford 5-Window shows off what the ideal combination of modifications and style can do to what was once just a transportation appliance. Powered by a thumping 350 Ramjet V8 and dressed in beautiful black matte paint over a slick steel body, this '37 is the attention-grabber you've been searching for.
OK, so nobody will ever accuse the 1937 Fords of being ugly, so that's probably why the guys who built this one left the sheetmetal alone. No chopped top, no radical de-trimming, and no outrageous paint job, just clean, honest Ford steel in the original shape. Of course, fit and finish are worlds beyond what Henry could manage in 1937, even if he were willing to spend the money to get it to this level. Look closely and you'll note a few mods, including the shaved hood ornament and smooth deck lid, but nothing that immediately jumps out as a custom touch. The body was smoothed and finished to a very high standard before several coats of sinister matte black paint was expertly applied, a shade that kicks up this '37s tough-guy image even further. While they were at it, they gave the grille and hood vents a coat of satin before outlining them in bright chrome, and you'll love how it highlights the body's subtle creases and curves. Tear drop headlights, OE taillights, and those oversized Billet Specialties wheels tucked in perfectly into the fenders all highlight the curves of the bodywork and the bumpers were all deleted for a smoother look. Man, this is one sweet streetrod!
The interior is the kind of place that you'd be happy to spend a weekend or more, thanks to comprehensive upgrades that make it as comfortable as a modern luxury car. Up front are late-model, high-back buckets that fit nicely inside the cabin, although a rear seat, carpet, and headliner was not installed over the sound-deadening material, so the interior is begging for the new owner's custom touches to finish it off. Upholstery is gray cloth, so its bright and airy with a strong sense of style and it's plenty comfortable for long-distance cruising. The original dash has been reworked, and the stock instrument panel has been replaced with a neat row of vintage Stewart Warner gauges for all the major systems. A powerful A/C system is so neatly integrated in the custom center panel that you'll have a hard time believing that Ford wasn't building them this way in 1937. A gorgeous leather-rimmed billet steering wheel lives atop a satin-finished tilt column and that short Lokar shift lever below links to a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. Under that slanting deck lid, you'll find a surprisingly spacious trunk with a cleverly disguised battery box and more sound-deadening material waiting to be covered by carpets and panels of your choice.
The engine is a thumping, fuel injected GM Performance 350 cubic inch V8 rated at 351HP, so you know it's powerful and reliable out on the road. Fully dressed with lots of chrome, this will be part of the reason for the crowd forming around this car. The Ramjet PFI system atop a small block is a time-tested combination, and the ceramic-coated headers feed a fresh Magnaflow dual exhaust system that was built as much for sound as for performance, because this car sounds amazing. There are polished and detailed pieces everywhere you look, including the Walker radiator with electric fans, and the Ron Francis wiring system is not only reliable but also neat and tidy in the engine bay. The front suspension is Heidts Mustang II set-up with coilovers and power front disc brakes, while out back there are fresh shocks and a stock-style rear end. The quality of the workmanship is evident everywhere you look, and it has not been driven much since it was completed, so even the painted chassis is bright, shiny, and clean. Even the flashy Billet Specialties wheels and fat 225/45/17 front and 245/45/18 rear rubber don't seem to show much use at all.
Expertly engineered and beautifully finished, this is the car you've been dreaming about adding to your collection. Call today!