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Custom 1937 Ford Roadster Is Thoroughly Modern Underneath

These days, more modern vehicles tend to dominate the auction circuit, while classics from the earlier days of the automobiles have somewhat fallen by the wayside. However, we still love a good street rod, and every so often, a cool Blue Oval model from the golden era of the 1930s pops up for sale, tempting us with its curvy lines and unmistakeable charm. That’s certainly true of this custom 1937 Ford roadster, which is going up for grabs at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Palm Beach auction.

1937 Ford Roadster - Exterior 001 - Side

There isn’t much original equipment here to speak of, however, as even the body of this 1937 Ford roadster was originally a Minotti coupe that’s been heavily modified in every conceivable way. That includes the addition of a one-piece windshield and custom bumpers made from polished stainless steel and a Don’s S&S front grille, while the whole thing is covered in Prowler Yellow PPG paint, with a set of one-off Boyd’s custom wheels supporting it.

1937 Ford Roadster - Interior 001

Underneath, this classic open-air machine rides on a tube chassis with C5 Corvette suspension components and brakes, along with a RideTech ShockWave air-ride suspension and an AGR Special steering box. Inside the cabin, there are amenities galore as one might imagine, including an Ididit steering column, a Prowler dash, VDO gauges, and reupholstered Lexus seats.

1937 Ford Roadster - Engine Bay 001

Power for this particular street rod also comes from GM in the form of a polished-up LS6 V8 that churns out 450 horsepower and is mated to a 4L60E gearbox for easy highway cruising – particularly since it’s fueled by a 22-gallon gas tank.

1937 Ford Roadster - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Fresh off features in multiple magazines, this fine machine is now heading to auction seeking a new owner, and given how simple, clean, and stylish it is, we don’t doubt that it will find plenty of interested suitors.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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