Wednesday, 1 October 2014


£29,995 And now for something COMPLETELY different!
Take a look at the pictures of this stunning car. It is a 1937 Ford Club Cabriolet Hot Rod built by Kris Brown, a well known builder of these specials, for his own personal use using a body by RodLine. The engine is a IROC 350 Chevy lump with Lingenfelter fuel injection and a chipped ECU which pumps out in the region of 375 BHP and is mated to a 700 R4 four speed automatic gearbox.
The chassis features reproduction chassis rails and the rest is engineered and fabricated. The suspension is Jaguar based front and rear and everything is beautifully constructed and works perfectly. The wheels are Budnik Formosas and the steering wheel is the same make. It has a stainless steel exhaust and a stainless petrol tank.
A friend of mine, a enthusiastic and long term builder of rods, purchased the car ten years and completed the interior to a beautiful standard including fitting BMW front seats, central locking, a high end sound system and having the car trimmed to an exemplary standard. It has a heater, electric windows and there are seat belts fitted front and rear.
This car drives beautifully, it sounds fantastic, it looks out of this world and yet it docile enough to go to Sainsburys but has serious performance if you so chose. We are told that it does 28 mpg on a run as well!
Speaking of runs, the Ford has done 18,000 miles since it was built including many runs to Norway, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, and France as well covering a large part of the UK such is its ease of use and its reliability.
This is a stunning machine which is beautifully built, drives superbly, sounds awesome and should upset your neighbours too boot!!
 Percival Motor Company. The Old Forge, Pye Corner, Ulcombe, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1EH
Tel: 01622 851841    Email: contact us
Opening Hours  Monday-Friday 9am - 5.30pm    Saturdays 9am - 2.00pm
All major credit and debit cards accepted 
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Snippets (Ford V8 1932-38)
All these Ford V8's are collectable and the general remarks applied to wagons and open carrs apply. Typically however, the former are the ones to look for. Hoping to leap frog Chevy's Six Ford brought the wonderful little V8 out only four years after the launch of the Model A, and it was tremendous buy for the money. The cast iron flathead gave at least 78mph.Streamlining began with the much swoopier 1933 models, which also had a longer wheelbase. Horsepower was 85bhp by 1934 and the cars even sleeker. A much smaller V8 was added beginning with 1937, when styling took another turn, now very rounded and smooth indeed. The early V8 years brought fairly swift change by Ford standards with body design evolving dramatically (it was all steel by 1937) engines growing in power and time-honored styles like the roadster and convertible sedan being phased out

Source: Complete Book of Collectible Cars 1930-1980 (ISBN 0-88176-282-2)
by Richard M Langworth, Graham Robson & the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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