Here is my 1929 Ford sedan. New price £20,000. You cannot build or buy a car like this for less. I need this gone, so hence the price drop.
The car was originally built By Blue collar Customs in Sacramento USA. I bought the car in 2007 and personally imported it to the UK. All duties were paid and the car was UK registered.
I’ve owned the car for 7 years and in that time gradually invested a small fortune to improved things and make it a reliable driver. I drove this car regularly and had no hesitation doing a 1000 mile round trip without a hitch.
There are lots of period parts starting with the motor and trans. The engine is a Wildcat 401 Nailhead from a 1961 Buick. It’s a torque monster which breaths through a trio of 2G Rochesters and a period Offenhauser inlet and exhausts through lakes style headers. Offenhauser valve covers complete a modest dress up.
Power finds its way to the 3.50:1, 9 inch Ford rear through a crate Gearstar 700R4 with lockup converter mated to the engine via a Bendsten adapter.
This has been ultra-reliable and returns 19mpg (80mph @2000 RPM in OD)
Rear end is triangulated and suspended on coil overs for a low stance, sweet ride and positive location.
The front end has a 4inch drop I beam, stainless hairpins, reverse eye spring, ‘40 ford spindles and hubs with F1 Bendix brakes.
Tyres are all Firestone wide white cross-ply 6x16 fronts and 750x16 rears on 40s ford rims and trims.
This car is VHRA eligible and has run twice at Pendine Sands Hotrod Races in 2013 and 2014. It has timing tags and a best speed of 102.88 mph.
I love this car, but my new love, a nailhead powered 1930 coupe has taken its place. The boss says I can’t keep both so somethings got to give...
This is a lot of car, a proper sorted hot rod - you won’t be disappointed. It was a Custom Car feature car - see issue Oct 2014. Pictures are by Nick Grant. These were taken before recent work to raise the rear by 4 inches and put stainless radius rods on front suspension.
Call Gus on 01575 573624 or 07764 942904
Car is located in Scotland.