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1934 Ford V-8 Roadster

  • Classic Ford Flathead V-8 power
  • Iconic and desirable early roadster
  • Older restoration that presents with charming patina
  • Equipped with a new top and tires

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Ford introduced their all-new V-8 roadster in 1932, and the public could not have been happier. They finally could get a low-priced V-8 car that was sporty and classy enough to be more than just a speed statement on the road. Its sleek design, combined with the power of the V-8 engine, made it a desirable car for enthusiasts and everyday drivers alike. Even though many saw the roadster being perfectly fine how they were, it didn’t take long for the hot rod community to start adding their own personal touches to both the engines and the bodies. With 5,071 produced, and combined with the hot rod trend, it makes it hard to find an original or correct restored example today, like this one.

An older restoration that presents with a charming patina, this Ford V-8 Roadster is 1 of just 5,071 built in 1934. A Henry Ford steel body with black fiberglass fenders, this Roadster carries all the classic styling cues one could want from a ‘30s Ford. Riding on classic black wire spoke wheels wrapped in newer wide whitewall tires, other exterior styling features include front and rear chrome bumpers with bumper guards, a rear-mounted spare tire enclosed by a color-matched metal casing, wind wings, and cowl lights. During the restoration, the interior received new tan faux leather upholstery throughout, and the rumble seat also received the same attention. Under the driver’s side of the dash, is a Sunpro temperature gauge and oil gauge to help monitor the performance of this Flathead. Under the hood lies the classic 221-cubic-inch flathead V-8 engine that produces 85 horsepower and is mated to a floor-mounted three-speed manual transmission. Other mechanics include a solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension.

The 1934 Ford V-8 Roadster is arguably the most desirable of all V-8 Flatheads produced and played a key role in Ford’s history, helping the company maintain its position as a leader in the automobile industry during a challenging economic period. Its impact on popular culture and its status as a collectible classic have ensured its lasting legacy. Ready to be further enjoyed on the road, this classic Ford V-8 is the ideal choice for a weekend cruiser or garnering attention at the local cruise-in.


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