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- Seller: StreetsideTampa
- Phone: 813-501-1630
While we can't fully explain the phenomenon, but there are collectors and enthusiasts in the hobby who will spend huge piles of money to have a professional shop build an incredible, show-stopping streetrod, only to then sell them before they've barely been driven and enjoyed. This 1937 Ford Cabriolet is just such a beast. Built to the 9's just 10K miles ago and featuring a killer custom paint job, luxurious leather A/C interior, performance chassis/suspension, and a robust 502 V8/700R4 powertrain. If you're ready to collect trophies, dominate Power Tours, or just be the envy of your local classic car community, this fascinating streetrod is probably the shortest path to that goal.
Okay, unlike many streetrods this one wasn't built and then immediately put up for sale. It was first built probably 20+ years ago, but it's been rarely driven and impeccably cared for, so it still looks fresh. Appearances are everything, and there's maybe not another vehicle in our inventory with this kind of curb appeal. The customized fiberglass body punctuates the original styling elements of the legendary 1937 Ford, but ultimately becomes something unto itself in the process. And that something is downright amazing. Still retaining the slick Art-Deco look of the original, but now sporting a serious attitude and a modern flair, there's no question this is a high-end piece of work. Finish quality is spectacular, with no immediate way of telling that this is a glass body without rapping your knuckles against it. And those that check the louvered hood will be further perplexed, as it's the only steel part of the car. The House of Kolors "Blurple" finish is what you'd expect on a high-end build – the result of mixing dark blue with a little purple and maybe even a little black into the paint mixture – and it has a shine that's about a mile deep and dances under the light thanks to a sprinkling of metallic flaking imbedded right in. Even up close, the finish is quite captivating, and it's all buried under a urethane clearcoat, so it'll look great for a long time. In fact, it's been on there for well over a decade already and has held-up incredibly well, with only minor imperfections picked up in the last 10K miles. Suicide-style doors have been shaved, the bumpers were deleted, the front grille was beautifully rendered in polished chrome, and the sculpted rear end includes frenched teardrop/blue-dot taillights and a couple of shiny, loud exhaust pipes. From any angle, this '37 droptop just looks great.
You can't build a car like this without employing an artist to build the interior, and this one doesn't disappoint. The front bench seat was configured to look like a pair of buckets with the sculpted seatbacks split by a drop-down arm rest complete with cup holders, and it was upholstered in gorgeous light gray Ultraleather. The rear seats, door panels, kick panels, rear side panels, and center console were finished to match, and not only do the hides look great, they're supple and soft. More like a high-end luxury convertible than a hotrod, it includes all the modern conveniences like Vintage A/C, power windows, remote door poppers, a billet steering wheel with a leather rim set atop a tilt column, and a kickin' AM/FM/CD stereo system. The center console also houses the ignition, headlight pull, and a Lokar shifter for the 700R4 automatic transmission below. Matching Blurple paint on the window/door sills and dashboard connects the interior to the exterior, and a full array of Dakota Digital gauges keep an eye on the upgraded drivetrain. All the working parts have been cleverly hidden under the dash and out of sight, and this car includes a black cloth convertible top that seals up tight and has actually never been off the car. Ever. The carpets are plush and insulate the vehicle from road noise and heat, and there's even a fully upholstered trunk complete with removable panels and a relocated battery.
With a car like this, you want big power that will cruise with ease at any speed, and the Chevrolet big block (Consignor claims 502 ci) V8 motor under the forward-tilting hood is happy to oblige. Neatly detailed with plenty of dress-up, it features polished valve covers, a matching air cleaner, and a polished Holley 4-barrel carburetor mounted atop an Edelbrock aluminum intake that essentially cover the entire engine. An HEI ignition fires it to life, Hooker header help it breathe, and an aluminum radiator with an auxiliary electric fan keeps it cool. The transmission is a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive unit feeding a Currie 9-inch rear end, so yeah, it's ready to hit the highway, too. Underneath, the purpose-built suspension features tubular A-arms, a swaybar, and adjustable coilovers up front, a 4-link and adjustable coilovers in the rear, and a modern power steering system and power 4-wheel power disc brakes that ensure a safe and exciting drive every time. As beautifully finished as the rest of the car, the chassis should probably be displayed with mirrors, although it was built to drive, so maybe that's what you should do instead. The booming dual exhaust system dumps out underneath the rear of the car and sounds fantastic from almost any distance. Haliburton wheels with center spinners are show polished and wear recent 195/60/15 front and 235/70/15 rear performance radials that finish off this killer look.
If you've drooled over the pro-built rods at car shows, here's your chance to put just such a machine in your garage for a fraction of the build cost. Call today!