Car Spotlight: 1930 Ford 5-Window Coupe Hot Rod

I posted about this car last summer, but I've gotten some more information, and better photos of this car, so I thought I'd revisit it.

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I was speaking with the owner of this car at a recent cruise-in. He told me, first of all, that he bought the car as it sits. Second, while it's titled as a 1930, it's got bits and pieces from other years.

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The owner told me that the whole car has had about 4 inches cut out of it, as well as about 3 inches chopped out of the roof height. With no fenders, hood or bumpers, and the red spoke wheels wrapped in white-walled tires and capped off with chrome center caps, this is as close as it gets to the perfect chopped hot rod. And the matte seafoam paint is the perfect color, too.

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The interior, while spartan, still looks fairly comfortable, other than the lack of ride height.

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This car is powered by the original 3.6L (221 cu.in.) Flathead V8, painted a nicely contrasting Dark Aqua blue. This car is not meant to be fast, which is apparent when you realize these Flat-Head engines made something like 100hp, when new.

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I shot this one, showing a mostly original example of an early 1930's Ford Tudor, which really shows the level of customization this car has gone through.

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Thanks for reading, and please, like usual, check back often for more content.

-Phil

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