Classic Vintage Steel body Street rod hot rod Removable flames
There is a wow factor in this 1931 Ford Model A Tudor that we will try to adequately describe in only one page. Before you ask, yes it is original Henry Ford steel with fiberglass fenders. It has plenty of hints of an original pre-war Ford in the body, but the sinisterly matte paint and red-hot flames tell you this is a performance-built V8 hot rod that’s just waiting to eat the streets.
From the first moment you lay eyes on this one, you know they got the stance to look just right. This Ford keeps the correct amount of original Model A appearance, right down to the vinyl cover on the roof. But then it adds in plenty of great hot rod touches. It all starts with the paint. There’s an aggressive attitude that comes from matte black. It looks like it absorbs the sunlight, and in the case of this one, the darkness also makes for the ideal backdrop for the inferno. It’s an awesome decal package that look like the most realistic flames we may have ever seen. The matte black also makes for a cool contrast to the shining brightwork details, like the polished front suspension, grille screen, and headlight surrounds (w/tri-bar headlights). Plus, the wheels really bring the whole package together. It has the classic red steelies with whitewalls and two-piece trim. And the extra wide rear set really goes with this Ford’s intimidating stance.
The moment you open the door, you can instantly tell there was a ton spent on this custom interior. It starts with the modern high-back bucket seats. Not only do these have the bolstering to be all-day comfortable, but also we love how the red houndstooth inserts coordinate nicely with the side/door panels (even the door seals and carpet piping are custom done to match!) There are nice premium additions, like a sunroof, power windows, and an AM/FM/CD/XM stereo with modern Bluetooth. But you can also really tell this was built to be a driver’s machine. You get a grippy sports steering wheel, a tilt column, and a B&M floor shifter. The dash is dominated by a full Dolphin gauge package, and just below that is a large Phantom tach with shift light.
An engine this nice deserves to always be on display. This 350 cubic-inch Chevrolet motor is car show ready with polished valve covers, alternator, air grabber, pulleys, and much more. And we love how the red detailing matches the block paint, wheels, and other details for a very thoughtful total package. But beyond the style is the substance of a performance-built small block with features like a roller rockers, roller cam, ProMaxx heads, four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock hi-rise intake. The total package has a nice throaty rhythm out of the Flowmaster dual exhaust, and the aluminum radiator w/electric fan to help keep it all running cool. This is connected to GM’s TH350 three-speed automatic transmission that feeds the stout Currie 9-inch rear. It’s built to be a true hot rod with a polished drop-axle front end and ladder bars in the rear with adjustable coilovers. Plus, four-wheel power disc brakes deliver superior stopping power.
With less than 3,400 miles on the build since completion, and some even newer upgrades, you’re looking at a fresh custom machine that looks great and sounds mean. Everyone can’t help but respect a build like this, and if you’re quick enough, the admiration can all be yours.
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Location: La Vergne, Tennessee, United States