1933 Ford Street Rod – SOLD For $33,500!
June 10, 2021 Update – We’re pleased to report the high bid of $33,500 exceeded the reserve price set, so we’re now able to call this very cool ’33 Ford “Sold!” Have a ride you’d like to sell at auction? Give Rudy a call today at (877) 468-6496.
GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer this Gibbons Fiberglass Bodied, Chevy Small Block powered and professionally built 1933 Ford Three Window Street Rod as our latest reserve auction lot. Bidding will open by 4:00 pm Thursday, May 27, 2021, and will continue for 14 days through Thursday, June 10 at 7:00 pm. This Street Rod is currently located in central New Jersey approximately one hour from either Newark or Philadelphia International Airports.
To become a member of the U.S. Navy’s Elite Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron doesn’t solely rely on natural talent and athletic ability. It also requires rigorous discipline and attention to every detail. It’s no surprise then to learn that former Blue Angels Crew Chief Steve Miller originally commissioned the professional build of this very high quality ’33 Ford Three Widow Street Rod. The description of who contributed to the build of this Three Window Coupe is a list of well-known and respected custom builders.
To complete the build, Steve commissioned Tuscon, Arizona Street Rod builder Mike Klinger. Mike specified a high-quality Gibbons Fiberglass ’33 Ford body as they are well-known for being exact replicas of the original cars. Supporting the body is a Just-A-Hobby custom frame from the famed shop of the late Barry Lobeck. Mike delegated the gorgeous paint job complete with flames to Squeeg’s Kustoms of Chandler, Arizona. While the body aft of the firewall is fiberglass, the hood and side panels are steel Rootlieb reproductions. First impressions are everything, so that’s why Mike sourced a CNC Milled and polished high-quality Valley Grill to set off the ’33’s front end nicely.
Power comes from a 1980 vintage 350 cubic inch small block Chevy equipped with an Eldebrock Performer 410 package relying on a competition camshaft controlling roller rocker arms. Topped with a polished Holley 4160 vacuum-secondary carburetor combined with a full stainless steel dual exhaust system provides over 400 horsepower and 400 foot-pounds of torque. Controlling all that power is a floor-shifted TurboHydramatic 350 three-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to a Ford Nine Inch rear end equipped with a highway-friendly 3:00:1 gear ratio.
Keeping all those horses in check is excellent stopping power courtesy of Wilwood disc brakes front and rear. For the front suspension, Mike incorporated a high-quality Heidts Superide® Coli-Over independent system. Outback Bumps are absorbed firmly by Ridetech shocks. Supporting the car and looking good doing it are a set of Billet Specialties Vintec Series wheels equipped with Knock-Off Spinners: 16″ units in front combined with 17″ wheels in back help give the car that just-right stance.
While the ride is street rod firm, the inside is a very comfortable place to be with a full custom leather interior designed and built by former GM concept interior designer Mike Harper. The leather-covered bench combines with a Mercedes-Benz style carpet to provide a high-quality appearance. Luxury touches include power windows, a power-operated trunk, a biller tilt-steering wheel, a Vintage Air HVAC system, and a modern stereo system. A subtle detail but always a good sign of a high-quality build is the 90-degree e-brake handle placed centrally under the front seat.
Getting a custom fabricated street rod licensed in California is no easy feat. Besides all of the pictures provided, nothing speaks more about the quality of this build than the State of California VIN tags affixed on the driver’s side door jamb. Steve thoroughly enjoyed cruising around California in his creation as evidenced by the 12,333 miles currently on the odometer; the current owner is only responsible for several hundred miles of that total in the past several years.
Custom Street Rods can be very hard to place a value on. To help you make an informed bid, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past five years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here. That said, the seller agreed to a very reasonable reserve price that you simply could replicate the quality of this build at twice the cost.
This is a turn-key ’33 Ford needing nothing other than a new owner to go cruising in it. You won’t be disappointed so bid today!
If you have any questions about this 1933 Ford Three Window Street Rod, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!