Space 16: 1934 Ford Tudor Sedan Hot Rod – $30,000
If you are looking for a fun, affordable, and economical closed top Hot Rod with room to take your kids or grandchildren out for ice cream, then GuysWithRides.com is pleased to feature this all steel, V6-powered, 1934 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan Hot Rod. This Black Cherry -over-Caramel Pullman Mohair ’34 is currently available for sale out of a private collection located in Central New Jersey with an asking price of $30,000. If you are serious about purchasing this roomy Hot Rod, you can start the conversation by calling Bert at (609) 234-2515 and if he doesn’t answer, please be sure to leave a message so that he can call you back.
The 1934 Ford Model line-up received only minor styling updates across the range of body styles. Noticeable changes included a flatter grille with a wider surround and fewer bars, straight hood louvers, two handles on each side of the hood, smaller head lights and cowl lamps, and a reworked logo. Ford replaced the bare metal dash insert found in previous years with a painted steel unit. Deluxes such as the Hot Rod featured here came equipped with pin striping, twin chrome horns, and twin tail lights on the exterior while the interior received more elaborate tufted fabric.
Ford offered over one dozen different body styles in 1934, however the Tudor sedan such as this example was by far the most popular. The unique 38 inch wide “suicide” doors combined with tilting front bucket seats to facilitate easy ingress and egress to the limousine-like bench style back seat. The roomy interior came at the expense of storage space, so to compensate a foldable trunk rack capable of holding a steamer trunk came fitted to the rear of the car.
The Black Cherry paint on this Tudor presents very nicely. A day’s worth of detailing and polishing will have the all-steel exterior show-ready. The only defects noted are nicks around the hood ornament that could use a touch-up. The hood ornament, a Greyhound, has a missing leg.
Unlike the typical ’32-’34 Ford Hot Rod, the builder of this Tudor elected to use a tried-and-true Buick 231 cubic inch (3.8 Liter) V6 equipped with a full dual exhaust system mated to a column-shifted TurboHydramatic 350 three-speed automatic transmission. Supporting the power train is more modern Ford Mustang II front suspension setup featuring rack-and-pinion steering and front disc brakes while leaf springs support a GM eight inch, ten bolt differential in the rear. Bert notes that the car features a new radiator to keep the V6 cool.
The interior of this Tudor is what really sets this Hot Rod apart. Caramel-colored Pullman Mohair fabric covers the doors, headliner, rear bench, and front bucket seats to provide a luxurious space to cruise in. The dashboard features unique custom oval gauges, however, we do note a crack in the glass of the temperature gauge. Aiding the driver’s comfort is a GM-sourced tilt steering column. Supplementing the dash instruments are three tiny gauges subtly hidden between the two sun visor ends for a very unique look. Tucked away in the glove box is an older but still function Pioneer AM/FM/Cassette deck to supply tunes while cruising.
The Truespoke® Hot Rod 52-spoke chrome wire wheels shod with modern radial tires do a great job of capturing the look of the original rims while setting the just-right rake of this car front-to-back.
If you’re looking for an affordable classic you can enjoy driving on rod runs, cruise nights, or just to your local Cars & Coffee, this all steel ’34 Ford Tudor Hot Rod is a comfortable and affordable way to get into and enjoy the classic car hobby. Here’s a quick walk-around video of this unique Hot Rod:
Good luck with the purchase!