This absolutely astounding 1933 Ford roadster invites all kinds of speculation, but the biggest thought that hits everyone who sees it is that there are definitely new ways to make an old favorite look fresh.
The body is by Factory 5, who have expanded their Cobra-building enterprise into hot rods with the same attention to detail and meticulous quality controls. With traditional roadster proportions and a wicked stance, this gorgeous Ford definitely has the right hot rod look, but adding those flowing fenders gives it an entirely different profile that changes the game. Expertly finished to an excellent standard, it wears two-tone green paint that seems to glow from within and gives the car a very expensive, upscale vibe. Fit and finish are quite good, particularly the suicide doors that fit flush and the trick tilting hood that flips forward on hidden hinges. The classic pointed '33 Ford grille shell was raked back a few degrees to make it even longer, lower, and sleeker, and the fully enclosed bodywork adds a functional element that a lot of builders would overlook but which looks totally right. The headlights tuck in tight to the bodywork, there are faired-in LEDs out back, and as I said, the fenders make it look like nothing else on the road.
Using Cobra-style buckets gives the interior a racy attitude that doesn't betray the roots of the hot rodder tradition. They also allow tall folks to get comfortable behind the wheel and with race-style belts, you definitely feel like you're driving something that can get you in trouble. Beautiful details like the custom 3-spoke steering wheel, the color-matched panel with white-faced Auto Meter gauges in it, and the 5-speed manual shifter sitting in a custom center console suggest that someone took their time to get the styling exactly right. There's a custom AM/FM/CD stereo in the center stack, but if you're doing it right, you'll never listen to it because you'll be having too much fun. There is no top, but a good-sized trunk is included, and it's finished with black carpets and an Optima battery
As a Factory 5 project, this one uses tried-and-true Mustang 5.0 components, starting with a rebuilt 5.0 from a 1988 Ford Mustang GT. Rebuilt internally to stock Ford specs, it carries a Holley carburetor and aluminum intake manifold, along with an upgraded ignition system. It's a neat fit in there, but since it's factory-engineered to fit, it's worlds more competent than any home-built rod would be. The suspension uses wishbones, inboard coil-overs, and rack-and-pinion steering up front, while a familiar Ford 8.8-inch rear axle from a 1994 Mustang hangs on a 3-link setup, and with 2.73 gears inside, it's a serious highway hauler. There are disc brakes at all four corners and the stainless exhaust system sounds spectacular with mufflers AND resonators. Staggered aluminum wheels with brushed centers look awesome and wear a set of big-n-little Michelin radials.
Not only is this car beautifully built and finished, but it's also fully engineered and shockingly fast. If you want a practical, useful rod that you can drive anywhere, there aren't many that can compare to this. Call today!