Real Rod: 1934 Ford Roadster Street Rod – STILL $65,000

by | May 2023 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

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May 17, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their original expiring listing with a fresh Craigslist ad. In it, the pictures, description, and asking price all remain the same.

Since starting GuysWithRides, we’ve grown an appreciation for classic, well-built street rods.  Not necessarily over-the-top builds but rather ones that capture the original spirit of the Hot Rod formula. For us, that means an all-steel body, Flathead Ford power, and, if possible, a modified original frame.  One example we spotted that fits our criteria is this green and tan 1934 Ford Roadster, last spotted for sale on Craigslist in April 2023 in Parker, Colorado.  Featuring a freshly rebuilt flathead equipped with period-correct speed equipment, this all-steel hot rod also features a fresh tan interior.

Last offered for $65,000,, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is slightly below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for Ford Hot Rods based on cars built between 1926 and 1934.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the truck featured here:

For the 1932 model year, Ford introduced the Model B with either inline-four or V8 power.  The eight-cylinder powered version, known as the Model 18, was the first successful V8 in a low-priced car.  Ford offered fourteen different body styles: roadster, coupe, sport coupe, two-door and four-door sedans, cabriolet, and a phaeton. Prices ranged from $460 for the roadster to $650 for the convertible sedan. Production totals numbered only 520 for the roadster and 28,904 for the two-door coupe.  The Model B lasted only three model years before being replaced by the and was replaced by the 1935 Ford Model 48.  Over time, the roadster and coupe became popular with hot rod builders as they were cheap and plentiful, neither of which is true anymore.

The Jay Leno’s Garage YouTube Channel features this video of Jay Leno and ZZ Top Front Man Billy Gibbons cruising in a ’34 Ford Street Rod:


If you prefer your street rods to feature an all-steel body powered by a flathead Ford motor, then this 1934 Ford Roadster for sale might be the car for you.  The only nod to more modern equipment in this street rod is the use of a Ford C4 automatic and an eight-inch Ford Mustang rear end. While those parts may not fit the traditional hot rod mold, we love that this car features all-Ford parts. Bonus points for the fact this ’34 Ford features a freshly rebuilt flathead sourced from a ’53 Mercury.

If you are serious about buying this all-steel roadster, you can start the conversation by contacting the seller using the information provided in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their ’34 Ford Street Rod featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1934 Ford steel roadster, new build 250 miles 53 merc flathead, Stromberg carbs, Offenhauser heads, and intake, headers, new Ford C4 trans, 8″ Mustang rear end, lever action shocks, 4″ dropped axle, 16” 35 Ford wire wheels with original stainless trim rings, new firestone vintage deluxe champion tires, elect. trunk, fuel, and battery cutoff, new interior, 34 frame with original vin number, clear title, new top, new original re-chromed grille, the bottom of the car is as nice as the top.  It runs, starts, and drives perfectly, 1st place show winner in roadster class,

Show or go: What would you do with this 1934 Ford Roadster Street Rod?  Please comment below and let us know!


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