<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801

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Lot 276¤
Offered from the Alexis 'Lex' du Pont Collection

Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont

1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up
Chassis no. 1059801

Sold for US$ 22,000 inc. premium
Built in 1957 by Alexis 'Lex' du Pont
1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up
Chassis no. 1059801
221ci L-Head V-8 Engine
Twin 97s on a Scott Supercharger, Magneto Ignition
Estimated 175hp
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*A true 50s hot rod built by Lex du Pont
*Scott supercharged Flathead Ford
*Exceptional running condition
*SCCA racing history
*Aircraft style overhead instrument panel


THE FORD HOT ROD

The availability, looks and design of Fords made them the basis for the Hot Rod movement in the 1950s. One of the few affordable cars of its era to sport V-8 Power, the Ford was the natural choice for hopping up.

Although the popularity of hot rodding caused many cars to be built, most were amateurish and often poorly conceived. Many found their way back to the scrap yards they came from. Few like this one have survived in essentially as built condition and fewer still are the ones that are in superb mechanical order.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This truly authentic 1950s Hot Rod is offered from the ownership of its original builder, Lex du Pont. A showcase of Lex's engineering skills and sporting nature, the channeled 1934 Ford truck body is set on its original chassis. The Ford flat-head engine has been heavily tuned with a period SCoT blower and twin Stromberg 97s. Exhaust is through custom headers and the ignition duties are performed by a Joe Hunt magneto. When recently demonstrated, the engine immediately sprang to life and ran wonderfully. No lumpy idle on this one – it proved as easy to drive at low speed as it did at high.

The cosmetics of the truck are true 1950s. No effort was made to make this a show queen; the emphasis was on performance and drivability. Some real novel touches like the overhead instrument and switch panel reflect Lex's aviation passion.

This is one of the few period hot rods to have SCCA race history as this was raced in several sanctioned hill climbs in period.

This pick up is a wonderful time capsule hot rod in fine mechanical order. Lex has kept his baby in top running order for almost 60 years and now it is time for someone else to enjoy it.
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<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
<i>Built in 1957 by Alexis du Pont</i><BR /><B>1934 Ford Hot Rod Pick Up</B><BR />Chassis no. 1059801
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