“Smooth” is one of the words that come to mind when referring to the rounded lines of the late 1930s Ford coupes. Some custom rides from that era take the look to an even greater extreme via chopped tops, shaved door handles, slim sideview mirrors, and suicide doors. Check this one out.
“This beautiful 1937 Ford Coupe is a custom-built modern-meets-classic show-stopper,” the listing begins. “The soft luxurious leather interior, air ride shocks, overdrive transmission, four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes, fuel-injected LS1 V8 power, A/C, electric windows, and remote door pop feature make this classic style machine a modern dream to drive.”
That is a long list of enhancements for a car that, when new, used simple engineering. The heart of this custom coupe is its Corvette-derived small-block motor. The Chevrolet “LS1” was used in the fifth-generation Corvette between model years 1997 and 2004. The listing doesn’t call out which specific year the donor vehicle was, but the LS1 was initially rated at 345 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque in 1997. Four years later, the ratings were increased to 350 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque.
The listing says that the car is titled as a 1937 Ford, but in reality, there is probably nothing from 1937 included except from a hint of design language. In actuality, this is a replica built from parts supplied by Oze Rods Shop in Marion, Illinois. Oze specializes in a wide variety of hot rod components like bodies, chassis parts, suspensions, brake systems, steering parts, and custom grilles. “This is a one-of-a-kind head turner that demands the attention of everyone who sets eyes on it,” the seller says.
Footwork comes from a staggered 18-inch and 20-inch set of Billet Specialties aluminum wheels, and the ride height can be modified thanks to an air ride suspension. “Ride low and laid-back, or high up and aggressive; you decide,” the seller says. The interior and trunk are as dialed-in as the body, featuring custom upholstery throughout.
“This car is always the star of the show and draws a huge crowd wherever it goes. Owning this car provides increased joy and happiness in life,” the listing concludes.
Are you ready for true happiness? It will set you back $124,900 or best offer.