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1933 Ford Model 40 Woody Wagon Street Rod 1933 Ford Model 40 Woody Wagon Street Rod
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Auction Results Oct, 2008 $57,000

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1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe Roadster Street Rod

1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe Roadster Street Rod
74,250.00 USD
1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe Roadster Street Rod RM Auctions Automobiles of Amelia Island Collector Car Auction Amelia Island, Florida March 13, 2010 AUCTION RESULTS: Lot 185 - Sold at a price of $74,250 300 hp, 5.7-liter Chevrolet V8 engine, Weber four-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, front transverse leaf spring and rear coil spring suspension, front disk and rear wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 112" Ford's success in 1934 was greatly attributable to Edsel Ford, President of Ford Motor Company from 1925 until his death in 1943, who personally influenced design. A true car enthusiast, Edsel was an accomplished artist with a passionate interest in design and styling. He established Ford's first styling group and in 1932 chose E.T. "Bob" Gregorie to head a small design staff and translate Edsel's visions into reality. Introduced in March of 1932, the Ford Model 40 became an instant hit. Curvaceous, fast and attractive, the Model 40 has always been a staple of classic American automotive history. While the stylistic changes for 1934 were relatively minor, the attractive design was further refined, making the 1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe Roadster V8 the most desirable of the model line with its disappearing roadster top, beautiful rear end and full, curvaceous fenders. Today it is certainly one of the most highly sought-after and beloved cars in the collector car market. This 1934 Model 40 DeLuxe Roadster was formerly owned by noted California-based collector Art Astor, in whose ownership it had been treated to a complete body-off restoration. Retaining the rare original full fenders, it is finished in deep black with a tan cloth top. The interior is entirely stock, fitted with tan leather seats and door panels. The engine compartment, however, carries a big surprise, in the form of a 5.7-liter Corvette V8 engine, complete with Weber carburetion, MSD ignition and extensive stainless trim. The motor produces upwards of 300 hp and is mated to a correct three-speed manual transmission – a far cry from this engine's original flathead mill, yet a superb choice of powerplant in today's driving conditions and highway speeds. Other subtle modern improvements include a stainless steel exhaust system, an aftermarket solid front axle and rear coil springs. Features include cowl lights, Ford scripted wind wings, dual horns and a fun rumble seat. The vendor acquired the car in 2008 as a show car and prepared it for road use. It has been heavily serviced, sorted from top to bottom and properly detailed. Since that time it has been driven and enjoyed but is well suited for show appearances, if the new owner so desires.
by Douglas

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