Ford Custom Cabriolet
The archetypal street rod is a 1932 Ford “deuce coupe” or roadster. However, Ford built nearly 6,000 cabriolets, which make equally nice and much rarer rods. Outfitted with Lincoln’s version of the modern 281 CID overhead cam engine, it has a C-6 automatic overdrive transmission and a Jaguar rear end with independent suspension. The Heidts Superide front suspension is teamed with rack-and-pinion steering and a billet steering wheel. Disc brakes are fitted all around, as well as Boyd Coddington wheels with new Goodyear tires. The engine is fuel-injected and features polished heads and a stainless steel exhaust system.
The all-metal body is painted in Aqua Blue and harmonizes nicely with the black Haartz cloth top. The interior is tan leather. Other equipment includes a tilt steering column, a Pioneer AM/FM stereo, a Lokar shifter, and a nifty electrically-operated trunk lid. This car is ready to drive or show, with its snug cabriolet top making it comfortable in any type of weather.
220 bhp, 281 cu. in. SOHC V-8 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel coil spring independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 106.5 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
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