Ford Five-Window Coupe Street Rod
Henry Ford could not have scheduled the introduction of his legendary V8 at a worse moment in history. The United States economy was at its lowest, and by 1933, jobs were still tough to find. However, a few people could still afford a new car and when they wanted a reasonably priced model with a V8, there was but one choice, the totally redesigned and quite handsome Ford.
Considered one of the best looking cars ever to come from Dearborn, today there are dozens of companies producing kits and replicas of this classic design, so it is indeed quite rare to find an original 1933 Ford. Believed to have fallen into the loving ownership of a "rodder" back in the 1950s, this example has all the right touches and is believed to have resided for some time in northern California. Under the hood is an early 21-stud Flathead V8 engine, fitted with a pair of Eddie Meyer aluminum performance heads and a pair of Stromberg carburetors sitting atop an original Harrell dual-carburetor intake manifold. Exhaust is channeled through a set of Ed's Premium Headers – another custom touch that boosts power and gives this car a roar of excitement!
The black exterior finish shows its age with a lovely patina and the interior is trimmed in white and green vinyls. The wheels appear to be vintage performance steel wheels painted red with wide whitewalls for the full visual effect.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in September 2009 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California.
Est. 200 hp, 3.6L Flathead V8 engine with Eddie Meyer aluminum performance heads with Harrell hi-riser intake manifold and two Stromberg 8A carburetors, C4 three-speed automatic transmission, front straight-axle with hydraulic shock absorbers, live rear axle with transverse mounted leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel