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1933 Ford Roadster Custom Is An Award Winning Hot Rod

RM Sotheby’s has a very cool custom 1933 Ford Roadster Custom hotrod that was built by a famous hot rod builder called Roy Brizio. The car was originally commissioned for the Elkhart Collection. The car uses a full-custom chassis with an all-steel body. The car was built with no expense spared and was an award winner at the LA Roadsters Show.

The car has a Ford engine under the hood, but there is a bit of confusion for us on that motor. RM Sotheby’s says that the engine is out of a 2017 Ford Boss 302, which wasn’t produced that year. The Boss 302 went out of production in 2013. Perhaps it’s a Boss 302 crate engine that was made in 2017; it would appear to be a mistake in the listing.

The engine uses a four-barrel carb and Edelbrock Aluminum intake. The transmission is a 5-speed Tremec gearbox sending power to a Kugel 3.7 9-inch ford rear. The body of the car isn’t an original 1933 Ford; it’s a Speed 33 body that was made using modern OEM build processes. A Nottingham stamped steel grille shell was used along with an aluminum Jack Hageman hood and a chopped windshield frame and convertible top bows.

The top is a beige Haartz Stayfast top. The paint is called Dark Tangerine Kandy. Inside the car has a complete custom interior with beige leather seats, custom door panels, and a Vintage Air AC system. The listing says the car has 345 horsepower from its V-8 engine, which should make for a fun ride. The car will be offered at auction with no reserve, meaning someone will take it home. It will roll across the auction block with RM Sotheby’s October 23rd through 24th of 2020.

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Source: RM Sotheby’s

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

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