Looking cool or going fast, the hot rodders' dilemma. For the owner of this roadster, there is no dilemma as the car is a winner in both categories.
At the heart of the '33 is a GM Performance 502 making 450bhp and massive amounts of torque. This very strong engine is backed up with a Turbo 350, modified with a 3000 rpm stall converter. Gears are changed with a B&M shifter and the power then goes to a 9” Ford rear end equipped with 4:11 gears that turn oversize Hoosier tires on custom wheels. The wheelie bars on the back are an added touch that shows this a very serious street rod.
Contemporary street rods with modern features (“crate” engines, a.c., power steering and brakes, billet wheels and accessories, etc.) still strive for “The Look” as it was in the early 1950s. The look on a roadster includes a raked and lowered windshield, maybe with a removable hard top (a Carson top), a set of “big and littles” (small tires up front, bigger in the rear), and custom paint. This roadster has all of that and reflects what a modern street rod should be…oh, yes, don't forget to check out the steering wheel.
ESTIMATE: $55,000 - $65,000
- Engine Size
- 502 V8
- Body Color
- Interior Color
- Center Console