Ford Authority

1922 Ford T Bucket Roadster Has A 289 V8 And Flames: Video

One of the classic hot rods is a Ford T bucket roadster. This particular example is a 1922 Ford T Bucket roadster, and the Ford purists will be glad to hear it has a Ford V8. The builder of the car used a 289 cubic-inch Ford V8 with a “healthy cam,” which should mean it goes bumpity in a good way.

The V8 engine is backed up by a C4 automatic transmission and a 9-inch Ford rear with 3.55 gears. The custom paint is cherry red with flames going down the side, it looks just as a hot rod should with the flammed paint. The custom interior is white vinyl with a wooden steering wheel.

The wheels are chrome dish style with vintage-looking whitewall tires. The seller says that the car has only 38-miles on it since the rebuild. This sort of hot rod would be great for car cruises and car shows in warmer months. It doesn’t appear to have a top making it a fair weather ride.

The asking price seems decent enough at $21,500, considering the custom paint and low miles. The video of the car shows it running, and it sounds good. We love the style of the vehicle. The headers sticking out the side of the car looks fantastic and dump out directly into a set of downpipes. The only downside to a 1922 T Bucket is that there are no seat belts inside. Low doors, no seatbelts, and no roll bar won’t make this beast a top safety pick. The exhaust note is a bit strange sounding on the video; we assume its the headers. Muscle car fans will want to check out this 1968 Ford Fairlane with a 428 Cobra Jet.

Subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford classic news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Source: Gateway Classic Cars

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

Subscribe to Ford Authority

For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. It's totally free.


  1. jerry w guess

    see this is not hard to give us ford guys ford powered hot rods , plenty of them out there, nice rod


Leave a comment