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1936 Ford Tudor

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Everyone has their favorite year of Ford V8, and mine is the 1936. The one-year-only styling combines the traditional upright grille with a streamlined body to create one of the best-looking cars of the period, no matter the manufacturer. This unusual 2-door sedan with its integrated trunk is a neat resto-rod that keeps all the great Ford styling and invisibly adds all the modern conveniences. If you admire the '36 Ford like I do, then you'll definitely appreciate the extra mile the builders went on this handsome tudor. Fortunately, it hasn't been chopped or smoothed, leaving all the original steel as it was when it was new. The gently rounded fenders with their peaked crease through the middle, the highly detailed hood vents, and practical yet stylish trunk with integrated rear-mount spare tire, it has all been transported intact from 1936. Finished in Henry Ford's favorite color, high-gloss black, it looks sensible and nicely finished, with a high-class air to it, much like a tuxedo. All the original brightwork made the translation, from the neatly dipped bumpers to the original door handles to the original taillights which feature blue-dot lenses. Of note, the grill has been chromed, giving it a custom look that's a step up from the factory's silver paint. Inside, all pretensions of being a stock Ford are long gone, replaced by supple power leather buckets and all the modern features you'd expect. The seats appear to be from a late-model Lincoln, with the back seat and door panels upholstered to match. Ford's original dash remains, with the instrument panel full of gorgeous Classic Instruments gauges, and fully woodgrained the way it might have been when it was new. The A/C and Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo controls have been neatly integrated into a custom panel just below the dash, and the way it fits together makes the line between stock and modified very blurry. A banjo-style wheel looks right in the Ford, complete with V8 emblem on the horn button, and the slender shifter handle could almost pass for original. While the flathead was celebrated for its performance at the time, today you need lots of horsepower and the best source of that is a 350 cubic inch Chevy crate motor. Sensibly dressed with a 4-barrel carburetor, Bowtie intake, and a splash of chrome to keep it interesting, it's a smooth, reliable, powerful travelling companion for the guy who likes to drive his rods. It's a neat fit in the Ford's engine bay, with the details of such a swap worked out decades ago. A big radiator, power steering and brakes, and a front suspension by Fatman Fabrications make it drive like a modern car, and the coil-over shocks all around give it that just-right stance. Competing the illusion is a set of 225/75/15 BFGoodrich Silvertown white whitewall radials on bright red steel wheels with OEM hubcaps and trim rings. Complete with receipts for the build, this is an unusual rod that's a true pleasure to drive. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 192944

as of 9/12/2012

Car 1936 Ford Tudor
VIN 183021856 
Mileage 636 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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