1935 Ford Model 48 Roadster Hot Rod
Chassis no. 181302161
327ci OHV Chevrolet V8 Engine
Approximately 250bhp at 5,500rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
Front Disc Brakes - Rear Drum Brakes
*All-steel original 1935 Ford Roadster
*Expertly and tastefully upgraded
*Beautiful leather appointed interior
*Very usable and easy to maintain
*Ready for the local cruise-night or hot-rod show
The Ford Model 48
The 1935 Ford was a thorough redesign of the popular full size Ford V-8. The new Model 48 was much more modern looking, with its grille pushed forward and highlighted by de-emphasizing the front fenders. Considered one of the best-designed cars of the time, its popularity among the hot-rodding community rivaled that of its iconic earlier counterparts, the '32 "Deuce" models.
The Motorcar Offered
The fine example offered here is an appealing blend of classic styling underpinned by modern technology. It's a genuine 1935 Ford Roadster, with its original steel body still in place; what hot-rodders often refer to as an "All Henry" Roadster. An expertly executed custom, the Ford's original chassis and body conceal a host of high-tech refinements. The front suspension and steering arrangement is of the Mustang II type, while the rear end incorporates a Ford 8-inch rear axle with posi-traction. Sway bars and gas telescopic shocks are used both front and rear; a slightly lowered front end with Wheel Vintiques wire wheels in 14 and 15 inch sizes gives the red Roadster just the right stance.
The engine is a mildly tuned Chevrolet small-block, fitted with a number of performance upgrades, such as polished piston rods, and Edelbrock intake topped with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, HEI ignition and ceramic coated headers leading out to the dual exhaust system. In the cockpit one finds a custom-built bench seat, with a center armrest and matching door panels. The rumble-seat is matched to the interior as well, in a light tan color. The dashboard is fitted with Moon gauges, a La Carrera steering wheel mounted on a tilt-away steering column and a Vintage Air air conditioning system. A tan roadster top is in place, should one need it. Finished in a bright fire engine red color, with matching painted wire wheels and continental kit, the Ford is sure to attract admiring glances wherever it goes. Ready to be enjoyed on drives to the local cruise-night or hot-rod show, this striking Ford Roadster will surely offer the next owner much joy at very good value.