This stunning bespoke Hot Rod was imported from Texas in bare metal by the late Graham Jones and originally completed by Home Grown Hotrods in Southend and said to have cost Graham circa £65,000 to build. Jon of Home Grown Hotrods recalls, Mr Jones a former Minardi, BAR & Tyrrell Formula 1 press officer would often source rare parts and bring them back with him from trips to various tracks. The Tudor Saloon body of the 1929 Ford is as new, and due to this benefits from rear seats enabling this fire breathing hot rod to transit four passengers. Fitted with a new Chevrolet small block engine, stainless steel exhaust and new brake lines while painted in Rover Green with black before fitting with Halibrand wheels.
The car passed to a Mr Monkley in 2015 and has since been kept in stunning condition it has had some remedial work to ensure it is in top condition for a continental trip to Switzerland and back, this included a replacement front cross-member, upgraded brakes, shock absorbers and suspension setup to assist in a long distance drive. The trip to the Alps was successful and this car often seen at American and Hot Rod shows described as totally reliable and easy to drive with an automatic gearbox that changes smoothly with its close ratios whilst the torque from the V8 is ideal for both cruising or street racing. Offered with a V5 registration document and boasting a useful trunk to the rear for luggage. A stunning one-off example for which viewing is highly recommended.
Lot 235 – 1929 Ford Tudor Hot Rod will be going under the hammer at Historics Auction at Mercedes-Benz World on November 27th 2021.
Wednesday 24th November 2021 9am -5pm. Thursday 25th November 2021 9am – 5pm. Friday 26th November 2021 9am – 5pm
To gain entry you simply need to purchase the auction catalogue. see www.historics.co.uk
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