I have for sale a 33 coupe which is owned by a very close friend of mine who lives in California.
He had the idea of keeping the Coupe here in the UK and using it whilst over on vacation as he's an ex-pat with family here he makes the trip often.
Unfortunately or fortunately depending on your view point things have change for him and he now wants to sell the Coupe to fund the purchase of a Hot Rod he has been after for quite some time, hence the sale, which is the task given to me.
He has owned the Coupe for many years, He found it through a friend who knew of it just sitting in an old boys barn, yes it's a true survivor!
The history is vague but looking at the work and parts used we think it was built sometime in the 60's or 70's and updated in the 80's with a healthy 305 small block Chevy and a T5 5 speed transmission.
The rear end is an early ford probably 34 to 37 era though we're not sure, Wishbones are split, has a transverse leaf spring and an open drive conversion is fitted.
Front end looks to be a "Dago" dropped axle with hairpins and tube shocks, Front brakes are disc early Ford rears.
The frame is mostly stock and has been "kicked up" at the rear to achieve the low stance, it does sit and look right! To be honest some of the work underneath is not that great in the visual department but it's safe!! Time has been put into this to make it so. Both my friend and myself have driven this Hot Rod hundreds and hundreds of miles in California to shows, Drags racing or just hanging out, you'll have to look hard to find a smoother driving Hot Rod than this one
Other than the filled roof and where the rear floor has been modified to accommodate the frame kick up, the body, is unmolested and in incredible shape. It's unlike most 34's that are rusted out and or covered in repair panels, look at the pictures in the link around the cowl vent, bottoms of the A and B posts, screen opening, you'll have to agree it's a real good un!
All window garnish's and door covers are there, working cowl vent and opening screen, glass is de-laminating but still usable if you like the look. Original Ford locks and window winders etc. The grill is original Ford and very very straight with excellent chrome.
Fenders are glass but originals are readily available as are repo's the running boards are repo steel ones
Interior is good but could use a little help here and there
You can drive it as is, and indeed drive it away or it's a solid basis for a high $ car...your choice.
If you really know 33-34 Fords then you will know the 65 subtle differences between the years, and yes its more 34 than 33 so we think its a very very early 34 registered in the USA in 33
I've registered it here in the UK and have the V5c in hand all details are correct and is currently on SORN
Whilst I don't know this Coupe as well as I'd like, I can answer most questions and what I don't know I can find out. Preferring a phone call rather than lengthy emails.
Part Ex might be considered, especially if it's a wheel barrow full of cash!
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The price is £31,500
The car is in Devon
Call me on 07800 98228seven
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