While the street rod movement has arguably lost a bit of steam in recent years as younger folks gravitate more toward vehicles from the modern era, we certainly still see plenty of amazing builds out there – many of them sold via collector car auction platforms. Recently, that list includes a custom 1929 Ford Model A pickup, along with a super-slick 1937 Ford roadster. Now, its continues to grow with one of the most unique builds we’ve seen in some time – this 1936 Ford Tudor street rod that’s currently up for grabs over at Bring a Trailer.
It took a grand total of 14 years to transform this 1936 Ford Tudor into what we see before us, and as Blue Oval fans can immediately tell, it’s been modified in every conceivable way. That process started when the seller chopped, channeled, and sectioned the body, shaved the door handles, changed the angle of the windshield frame, filled in the roof opening, redesigned the running boards, radiused the front fenders, widened the rear fenders, and coated the whole thing in BMW Space Grey Metallic.
Underneath, the street rod was treated to a Mustang II independent front suspension, Heidts stainless-steel tubular A-arms, a stainless steel Total Cost Involved four-bar rear suspension, a Panhard bar, custom front and rear sway bars, and Aldan Eagle adjustable coilovers, plus a set of Halibrand-style wheels. The interior received a total overhaul as well, complete with a 1940 Ford dashboard, Acura Integra seats, and a bevy of custom parts.
Perhaps the most unique thing about this 1936 Ford Tudor, however, is what powers it – the Ford 3.0L V6 lifted from a Taurus SHO, which sits in a slick engine bay designed to show off its famous intake manifold design. That engine sends power to the rear wheels via Borg Warner T5 five-speed manual transmission and a Ford 9-inch rear end with 3.70 gears. Following its completion, this slick machine received the Al Slonaker Memorial Award at the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show, and was featured in Street Rodder magazine back in 2013 – making it a cool, older build that’s still plenty relevant today.