Auburn Fall | Lot 3087

1933 Ford Roadster Custom

$79,750 USD | Sold

United States | Auburn, Indiana

1 September 2018

Identification No.
  • Offered from the Ray Evernham Collection
  • Steel body 1933 Ford on original frame
  • Built 383-cu. in. small-block Chevrolet V-8 engine
  • Ready for show or go

The hot rod is perhaps the most uniquely “American” of all cars. Each is a statement of individual taste that reflects the builder’s sense of style and design. Though every hot rod is unique, many share a common beginning. Going back to the earliest days of the hobby, the 1933 Ford roadster, like the car offered here, has always been a premier choice as the canvas upon which the builder can create his masterpiece.

This all-steel body has been masterfully worked into one of the finest hot rods available anywhere. Built on the original 1933 Ford chassis, the car is powered by a brand-new 383-cu. in. BluePrint-built small-block Chevrolet V-8 engine. With aluminum cylinder heads giving 10:1 compression and three Deuce aluminum intake with triple Super 97 Stromberg carburetors, this car really moves. Power is directed to the asphalt through a built 700R4 automatic transmission backed by a highly desirable Frankland Quick Change rear end.

The car rides on a classic leaf-spring suspension on the front axle which is paired with a coil over shock setup at the rear. Under the car is an extremely rare set of early Boyd Coddington wheels. Documentation on file shows that this particular set was likely cut by the legendary hot rodder himself, making this a very unique addition to this already special car.

As good as this sinister hot rod runs and drives, it looks even better. Miles-deep black paint is contrasted with polished radius rods, a smoothed shovel nose grille, and a brand-new maroon pleated interior. The black painted dash is clean, well-organized, and perfectly offset by the classic ‘Banjo’ steering wheel and polished steering column. With no hood sides, the highly polished small block Chevy engine shows at all times and makes it clear, even when standing still, that this car is built to move.

Offered from the private collection of legendary NASCAR crew chief Ray Evernham, this Ford is built from all the best parts and is clean, smooth, and brutally fast. From the raked windshield to the fat blackwall tires, every inch of the car says, “look out!”

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