- GM Performance Parts ZZ427 that makes 480 horsepower and 444 lb./ft. of torque
- Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission
- Polished Currie rear end that's equipped with 3.90 gears and a Kugel limited slip differential
- Heidts Superide front suspension
- Four inch mini tubs
- Manual rack and pinion steering
- Wilwood four wheel disc brake system that's complete with drilled rotors and polished 4-piston calipers
- 17 inch front, and 20 inch rear, Billet Specialties Impact wheels
- Outlaw fiberglass body that's covered in smooth black paint
- Custom leather interior that includes heat, power windows and a Clarion sound system
If you're like most of us gearheads, you go to countless car shows and take in hundreds of cool cars with the plan of building one trophy winning street rod that you can REALLY be proud of. Naturally, yours will have all the cool tricks you've seen on other cars rolled into one awesome package. It'll have the perfect stance, a top notch powerplant, a leather-lined interior and smooth black paint that lets everyone know you've arrived in style. The problem is: haven't you been saying this very same thing for the past five years… ten years… has it already been twenty years?! It seems that you're a little long on the planning and WAY overdue for some octane-fueled fun. At RK Motors Charlotte, we believe classic cars are built to be enjoyed, not planned to be enjoyed. And this slick '32 Ford Coupe is a complete 'smart buy' that'll fulfill your needs faster, and cheaper, than any car you've spent years idealizing. Why prolong enjoyment when this sweet street rod, with its 427 cubic inch V8, custom suspension and leather-lined interior, is ready to turn all your dreams into reality?
This hot Ford's smooth 3-window body, which began life at Outlaw Performance in Avonmore, Pennsylvania, is some of the best technology the industry has to offer. Fully reinforced, hand-laminated and completely cured to ensure quality that's consistent with steel, its solid fiberglass panels display a level of fit and finish that inspires complete driver confidence. Of course, to successfully execute any ultra-clean street rod means you need to go the extra mile and get everything laser-straight. And fortunately, the guys sanding on this slick Ford coupe had a deep appreciation for their work. Hours of dogged dedication created a perfect canvas for a spectacular coat of jet black urethane. And today, this stunning custom is a swell of virtually unbroken reflections that create one subtle yet impressive classic!
Of course, subtle doesn't necessarily mean skimping on the details. This well-executed coupe strikes an excellent balance between Ford's unique pre-war design and the monochromatic style of modern hot rodding. At the front of the car, a relocated headlight bar anchors Jesse Greening headlights in front of a Jim Wrench billet grille and clean, braided wire sleeves. At the top of the car, a 4-piece hood runs to a chopped roof and completely smoked glass. At the sides of the car, a characteristically clean and simple profile features rare power windows, hidden door hinges, shaved doors and body-matched running boards. And at the back of the car, a shaved power decklid hangs over Jesse Greening tail lights and a familiar flip down tag bracket. There's certainly no mistaking a classic Ford shape, but this coupe has an identity all its own thanks to a cohesive theme, careful workmanship and exceptional attention to detail.
Pry this car's snug fitting hood open and you'll find a fully matted GM Performance Parts ZZ427 that lends a decidedly technical appearance to its classic black surroundings. Straight from GM this killer package includes high-flow aluminum heads, a high lift roller cam, fully forged internals, a sturdy iron block and stout 10.1 to 1 compression that creates 480 horsepower and 444 lb./ft. of unmatched throttle response. The big engine's air and fuel are supplied by a hand-fabricated breather, a big Holley carburetor and a Hogan's hand-fabricated intake. Fires are lit by an MSD billet distributor and eight high performance Taylor plug wires. Exhaust is handled by a virtually hidden pair of coated Sanderson full-length headers. And cooling is provided by a traditional Walker radiator, a high quality Meziere water pump and a quick spinning electric puller fan. Aesthetically, the clean mill is completely finished for show with large elements like color-keyed Proform valve covers, chrome-finished heads and a polished aluminum overflow tank looking absolutely brilliant in execution. And many small details like polished caps, braided fuel lines, body-matched fittings and small aluminum wire looms create the kind of simple and uncluttered appearance that's more akin to industrial sculpture than functioning automobilia.
As with its tight body, this Ford's first class chassis was supplied by Outlaw Performance of Avonmore, Pennsylvania. The big ZZ427's power flows into a rugged Tremec TKO600 5-speed that's wrapped in a professionally painted case. That proven transmission spins stout 3.90 gears via a polished driveshaft, a polished Currie nine inch and a Kugel limited slip differential. In front of those brightly finished components, a polished Heidts Superide suspension features tubular control arms, modern coil over shocks, manual rack and pinion steering and 4-piston Wilwood calipers that clamp large, drilled rotors. Behind that fully sorted Superide, a polished four link rear end features a second set of modern coil overs, four inch mini tubs and a second pair of 4-piston Wilwood calipers that clamp two more drilled rotors. Exhaust is handled by 2.5 inch true dual pipes that are polished and mandrel bent around a familiar H-shaped crossover. And all that mirror-like hardware rolls on Billet Specialties Impact wheels which spin 205/40ZR17 BF Goodrich G-Force T/As in front of 295/45ZR20 BF Goodrich G-Force T/As. Every non-polished surface under this car has been painted gloss black and, as with the engine bay, massaged to red carpet standards. And details like a fresh aluminum fuel tank, a stock chrome oil pan and high quality brake lines ensure pretty form is matched by plenty of function.
Open this coupe's suicide doors and you'll find a tasteful custom interior that was installed by Chuck Hanna of Mooresville, North Carolina. Modern leather buckets are supportive, feel soft enough to take a nap on, and feature custom “32” center buttons. At the sides of those seats, custom door panels hang sculpted leather armrests above bright billet accents, metal-grilled speakers, stylish chrome handles and small billet lock knobs. Between those seats, a custom leather console centers a small Hurst shifter and a Clarion sound system remote on low maintenance carpet, Dynamat sound deadening and custom leather sills. In front of those seats, a fully wrapped dash centers silver Auto Meter Pro Comp Ultra Lite gauges above metal-grilled kick speakers and three Kugel foot pedals. And above those seats, a custom cloth headliner stretches to a custom leather back panel and two more metal-grilled speakers. In front of the driver, a half-wrap billet steering wheel spins around a polished tilt steering column. Behind the passengers, a fully finished trunk features enough room for short weekend getaways. And all this leather-lined style is accessed by a magnetically activated switch that lowers the car's door glass.
Despite its brief time on the show circuit, this slick black street rod has already racked up the following prestigious awards:
* Best Ride on Billet Wheels at the 2012 Goodguys Southeastern Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina
* Placement in Street Rodder Magazine's Top 100 of The Year at the 2012 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
* Top 25 award at the 2012 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
* Best of Show at the 2012 Stewart-Haas Racing car show in Kannapolis, North Carolina
The sale of this Ford trophy winner includes a certificate of manufacture from Outlaw Performance, a small stack of build receipts, and a copy of the Street Rodder Magazine in which the car is featured.
Fully sorted and ready to turn your dreams into reality, this awesome street rod carries exactly the kind of cool swagger every car builder dreams about. From its subtle exterior to its mind-blowing interior and top notch engine, there simply aren't many nicer customs out there. Forget building your own, this one is available NOW, and it's a turn-key piece that's ready to rock!
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