Lot 165 - 1937 Ford Model B Pick-Up Hot Rod
|Estimate||£38,000 - £45,000|
- £110,000 custom restoration/transformation
- Absolutely stunning
The Ford Model B was introduced in 1932 as a replacement for the Model A and was produced until 1934. It was available in a large variety of body styles including two-door roadster, two-door coupé, four-door saloons, four-door station wagons and pick-up derivative. The Model B's proved very popular with bootleggers as they were easily modified then used to evade the revenue agents in the prohibition era. During the period after World War II, returning soldiers regularly upgraded Model B’s with larger engines, improved suspension and transmissions. It was commonplace to fit larger rear wheels to raise gear ratio at high speed, while in the front smaller wheels allowed the car to rake forward for improved aerodynamics. These cars were built to race and became known as 'Hot Rods'.
This fabulous Hot Rod is registered in the V5 Registration document as a 1937 car but in fact it is a 1932 car! (Model B cars ceased production in 1934) However, the car being offered at the auction bares no resemblance to the original car as it has been the subject of a £110,000 transformation into an amazing and striking Hot Rod. It is powered by the mighty 350 Chevrolet V8 5.7 litre engine mated to an automatic gearbox. The restoration/transformation was carried out by the well know specialist Jon Golding at Home Grown Hot Rods in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. It is presented in Gold metallic with open wheel configuration and the interior is finished in light brown leather which is immaculate, together with the dashboard in Gold metallic also. This stunning vehicle really must be seen to be fully appreciated and would grace any collection, museum or be the envy of the road or show.
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