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1934 Ford Cabriolet

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There are a lot of ways to build a hot rod. Some folks go for the bare-bones basics, little more than an engine and a lightweight body, a traditional piece that's all about speed. Then there are the guys who like to drive their rods cross-country and build in things like A/C and an entertainment system. In between, you might find neat pieces like this 1934 Ford cabriolet which combines the best of both worlds-top down motoring when you want it, but a comfortable, closed coupe when you prefer quiet and comfort over the wind in your face. With a reliable powertrain and a host of creature comforts, this is probably about as close to a no-compromises rod as you're going to find. The body is by Windsor, and very accurately duplicates the original cabriolet body style offered by Ford in 1934. With the advantages of a folding roof and roll-up side windows, it was a roadster and a coupe rolled into one. The bodywork is nicely done, too, and the subtle color actually makes it stand out in a crowd rather than blending in. There are no radical modifications, and this one even incorporates original style features like exposed hinges on the suicide doors, rubber running board covers, and even a step on the rear fender for rumble seat access. Without knocking your knuckle on the side, it would be very difficult to tell this one apart from a genuine Ford steel body. The color is from the 1982 GM color palette and is called Pastel Sandstone, and while at first glance you might not think it's exciting, have a look around at the next big show you attend and see how many others you see. If you're into the unique and the different, a beautifully finished Sandstone cabriolet is the hot ticket. If the exterior is subtle, the interior is sublime, with tan leather highlighted by dark piping on the seats and original-looking pleats on the door panels. The quality of a hot rod can always be best judged by the quality of its interior and the attention to detail that it exhibits, and this one is very well executed. The original symmetrical dashboard has been duplicated, and an array of gauges ahead of the driver in a billet panel is mirrored on the passenger's side by a billet lid on the glove box. Beautiful Dolphin gauges look a lot like the original Ford pieces with cream faces and those stylized pointers. A tilt column with LED gear indicators built into the bracket is topped by a new mahogany banjo-style steering wheel. Then there's the powerful A/C system under the dash as well as a new Pioneer AM/FM/CD player, which ensure that long trips will never be boring or uncomfortable. A power rumble seat lid hides a nicely finished rumble seat that provides space for two additional passengers. Powering this elegant rod is a small block Chevy V8 out of a 1976 Chevelle. Rebuilt and upgraded along the way, it's a reliable, powerful traveling companion that offers easy servicing and a healthy, hot-rod exhaust note. From the powder coated intake manifold to the new radiator and electric fan keeping it all cool, this rod was built with an eye towards putting it on the road, not simply dressing it up for show. The Vintage Air heat and A/C system has been properly installed and works well, while a powerful chrome-plated alternator supplies the juice. Underneath, there's a TH400 3-speed automatic feeding a 1966 Nova rear end hanging on Corvette style monoleaf springs. A true dual exhaust system gives the engine a nice rumble, but quiets down on the highway, and exits right below the custom 20-gallon stainless steel gas tank. It rolls on a set of Keystone Vortex Lite wheels wearing 185/75/14 front and 235/75/15 rear Michelin tires. Once again, this is one of those cars that you just couldn't duplicate for the asking price. With the top down, it rides and drives exactly like a bare-bones roadster, but with the top up, the A/C is effective and the ride is comfortable and quiet. A true no compromises rod that will stand out because of its unique combination of body style and the subtle paint. Add in a reliable, well-sorted powertrain, a cool rumble seat, and friendly road manners, and you have a car that you can drive cross-country without a problem. Call us today and find out how comfortable a hot rod can be. This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 120972

as of 4/2/2011

Overview
Car 1934 Ford Cabriolet
VIN 1849980734 
Mileage 65 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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