Approaching this sweet Super DeLuxe it’s difficult not to be taken with its sleek profile. To achieve those striking good looks the car had to be a solid starting point that benefitted from top notch metalwork. And once that metalwork was complete it had to be shot with some of the best Dynamic Maroon two-stage on the market. Now I know paintwork is often questionable on wartime classics but this Ford’s shine is first rate all the way. Reflections are straight and unbroken. There are no major imperfections visible anywhere. And overall the car has aged exceedingly well since its 2002 frame-off restoration. If Henry Ford perfected one aspect of his automobiles it was the Ford V8. Introduced in 1932 as a durable torque-rich competitor to more expensive and labor-intensive 8-cylinders the ‘flatty’ has established an unmatched reputation as the go-to mill for classic and kustom car enthusiasts. And in keeping with tradition this stellar hot rod is powered by a 239 cubic inch 69A. Behind that engine a correct 3-speed manual transmission sends power to a Columbia electric 2-speed axle. 4-wheel drum brakes are a welcome addition and big performance upgrade. And everything rides on painted and pinstriped wheels which spin fresh 6.00-16 BF Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls around stylized trim rings and “FORD” branded hub caps. This cool convertible is the perfect car for someone who wants a fully-sorted cruiser that’s more substantial than the latest ‘fiberglass fantastic’.
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States