When you're going to create a 1931 Ford 5-Window coupe hot rod, the way to do it right is make sure you're the most wild-looking machine on the streets with the power to back up your impression. That's why this custom creation utilizes a custom-crafted body and a performance-built small block with all the trimmings.
The body is chopped and smoothed just enough, but retains the upright good looks of Henry's original design. Of course no one in the 1930s could have imagined we'd have the kind of modern metallic paints we have today. The green on this car is the result of a serious investment in high quality paint, a professional hand, and plenty of clearcoat. It's such a great look that other pieces were painted, too, like the radiator surround, firewall, and chassis. It's a costly process to do it all, but the result is a uniform build that makes the whole hot rod look candy-coated. Beyond just paint, the car's desire is in the details – from the silver flames running down the side, to the expensive channeled body that gives this one the perfect aggressive stance. And of course, everyone love iconic Cragar wheels.
This was an exceptionally thoughtful custom build, and you can confirm that the moment you open the door. The exterior green color returns on the dash and tilt steering column for a nice uniform feeling. This is joined by a nicely interwoven grey and white setup seen on the door panels, carpeting, and dual bucket seats. You get great features like the three-spoke sports steering wheel, floor-mounted shifter, and full set out clear gauges set in a cool chrome panel. And while this one has cool modern amenities like the AM/FM/CD stereo, people will really be marveling at the vintage features like the tilt-out windshield.
A motor like this deserves to be on display for everyone to see. There's a great shine and attitude on the large B&M air grabber and Chevy valve covers that unashamedly tell people you have small block power in this Ford. And when you look beyond the style, there's the substance of a 350 cubic-inch V8 that's been enhanced with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock hi-rise aluminum intake, aluminum heads, and long tube headers. This kind of performance enhancement is immediately felt on the streets, and its authority is heard from a distance thanks to the wicked side pipes. Getting this mighty V8 muscle to the blacktop is a stout TH350 three-speed automatic transmission that feeds the Ford 9-inch rear end. Keeping all this power well in hand is an independent font suspension, reinforced coilover rear, and a wide set of Cooper Cobra tires in the rear. Plus, front disc brakes make for a nice final piece to this gripping package.
This is a terrific and iconic '31 Ford with a bold look, the right comforts, and plenty of V8 power. Since it's turnkey ready to cruise this weekend, what's stopping you from calling right now?!