1933 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Street Rod – $7,500 RNM
August 24, 2022 Update – The seller elected to continue listing their car locally on Craigslist, so we wish him nothing but the best in finding a new home for his stunning street rod.
GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer this all-steel 1933 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Street Rod in an online, reserve-style auction on behalf of the current caretaker.
Bidding will open Wednesday, August 3, 2022, and will run for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 6:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
This 1933 Ford Street Road currently resides in a suburb of Bakersfield, California.
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High Bid: $7,500
When Ford launched the V8-powered Model 40 Deluxe and the new four-cylinder “B” in February 1933, the car launched just one year earlier received substantial revisions. For its second year, Ford engineers stretched the wheelbase half a foot (from 106 to 112 inches) on a new cross-member frame. Stylists revised the grill, which gained a pointed forward slope at the bottom. Both the grille and hood louvers curved down and forward. The overall design and grille were inspired by the English Ford Model Y. Streamlining was further accentuated by the new hood, which now covered the cowl, giving an impression of more length. In addition, there were more rounded and skirted fenders and new, elegantly bowed bumpers. Headlamp support bars were no longer used, and there were new wire wheels. The cars received a new dashboard with instruments set in an oval insert in front of the driver. There was a glove box on the passenger side. Closed Deluxe models received heavy DI-NOC woodgraining on dash and window frames, and there were deeper seat cushions.
The 1933 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Street Rod at auction here is a tribute to that original iconic design that inspired generations of street rods over the years. Commissioned around the turn of the 20th century, the builder, Phil Leatherman of Extreme Automotive in Pomona, California, started with an all-steel body painted Boyd Coddington Red and mounted to a custom TGI Chassis featuring many polished stainless steel components. Powering this ’33 Ford Sedan is a highly detailed, fuel injected, 300-horsepower LT-1 small block V8 sending torque through a 700R4 automatic transmission equipped with an overdrive top gear. Stopping all that power are four-wheel disc brakes hiding behind Budnik wheels. This 23-year-old build cost $92,000 at the turn of the century, or roughly $165,000 to try and replicate it in today’s dollars.
Unlike the vast majority of street rods we come across, this 1933 Ford Model 40 Deluxe sedan provides a comfortable space for four passengers to cruise in. The custom leather interior was sourced from Ron “The Stitcher” Mangus for comfort. Additionally, this high-quality street rod features a Vintage Air system for all-weather comfort. We see this street rod as the perfect compromise for a hot rod enthusiast looking to enjoy the hobby with friends or grandkids. The seller reports this is a high-quality, well-maintained build that needs nothing other than a new caretaker to continue its legacy.
We are in the process of obtaining many more pictures, a video, and a pre-purchase inspection. as soon as those become available later this week, we will post them here.
To help you make informed bids, we’re providing access 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 two 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:
If you have any questions about this 1933 Ford Model 40 Sedan Street Rod, please comment below or call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking, and happy bidding!