Black
Charcoal
302 V8
4 Speed Automatic
  • 302 cubic inch Boss V8 / Tri-power carburetion
  • Art Carr Transmissions AOD 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Ford 9-inch rear axle / 3.55 gears
  • Modified suspension
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • 15 and 16-inch artillery wheels
  • All-steel body
  • Leather interior
  • Vintage Air conditioning

SUMMARY

* All-steel body
* 302 cubic inch Boss V8 / Tri-power carburetion
* Art Carr Transmissions AOD 4-speed automatic transmission
* Vintage Air conditioning
* Power rack-and-pinion steering
* Leather interior
* Power front disc and rear drum brakes
* Ford 9-inch rear axle / 3.55 gears
* 15 and 16-inch artillery wheels

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In the face of modern technology, which continues to blow our minds with OEM quality and amazing custom cars, there's still something to be said about authenticity. Sure, tons of companies create super nice fiberglass replicas of some of the coolest Detroit metal to ever roll across Route 66. But at the end of the day, they're still just a copy of the real thing. Featuring 302 cubic inches of Dearborn power, this real steel street rod combines the core strengths of originality with modern dynamics and top-notch components. Are you one of those discerning gearheads who wants the excellent driving experience of modern street rod technology AND the authenticity of a real antique car? This first class Ford is the opportunity you've been waiting for!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The hot coupe's smooth and solid steel body began life as a run-of-the-mill 1936 Model 48 that was maintained, driven and paraded for most of its life. During a detailed, frame-off restoration, that old school metal was stripped, sanded, fitted with a louvered hood and layered in conservative black 2-stage. That 2-stage was complemented with traditional chrome handles, a tight vinyl roof and mirrored bumpers. And everything was finished in tasteful trim, which includes dual chrome mirrors, polished spears, a small antenna and a “V8” branded Alumicraft grille.

ENGINE

'Keep it simple' is a good philosophy when it comes to performance and reliability. And the builders of this top-notch coupe did exactly that by equipping the car with a familiar Boss 302 V8. At the top of the fully sorted mill, three finned and polished air cleaners feed oxygen to three Holley 2100 carburetors. Below those carburetors, a coated intake rides between lightweight aluminum heads, which are equipped with finned Offenhauser valve covers. In front of those heads, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor fires loomed MSD Super Conductor plug wires that snake around coated, aftermarket exhaust manifolds. In front of those wires, a beefy serpentine drive spins modern power steering beneath a coated water pump and polished alternator. And at the front of that drive, a big electric puller fan cools a factory radiator. Aesthetically, the subdued small block rides in a clutter-free engine bay that's finished to the same level as the car's exterior panels. And nice pieces like braided hoses, polished lines, a Bar pressure gauge, a “V8” radiator cap and Mr. Gasket breathers provide a perfect amount of visual punch!

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

This Ford's chrome-clad AOD 4-speed automatic was sourced directly from Art Carr Transmissions. That gearbox powers a proven Ford 9-inch, which is equipped with sturdy 3.55 gears. In front of that drivetrain, a Mustang II front clip features power rack-and-pinion steering. Behind that drivetrain, tough leaf springs make good use of high quality Pete & Jake's shocks. The car's fully restored frame and professionally finished floor host an assortment of top quality hardware, such as a modern brake booster, a Drivelines Incorporated driveshaft and an electric fuel pump. Stops are achieved by big calipers, drilled and slotted rotors and heavy duty drums. The aforementioned manifolds flow into polished, 2.5-inch pipes, which position polished, glasspack-style mufflers in front of trumpeted tips. And painted and stainless-trimmed artillery wheels spin 195/60R15 Goodyear Eagle LS in front of 255/65R16 Goodyear Eagle LS.

INTERIOR

Twist this awesome 48's vintage door handles and you'll find that 'simple' remains the name of the game. The car's leather-lined cockpit is trimmed with a broad bench seat, chrome window frames, metallic gauges and a spoon-style accelerator pedal. Vintage Air conditioning offers refreshing reprieve from hot summer car shows. In front of the driver, a polished steering wheel spins around a polished, tilting column. And behind the passengers, a fully upholstered trunk rides beneath convenient deck storage.

You really can't ask for a cooler street rod than this '36 Ford. With an unbeatable combination of authentic good looks and modern hot rod technology, it's the perfect car for any enthusiast who wants a top-notch build without spending two years and six figures achieving it. If you're in the market for a classy, all-steel cruiser, don't let the opportunity to own this awesome coupe pass you by!

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