HomePick of the Day1937 Ford Tudor ‘slantback’ street rod

1937 Ford Tudor ‘slantback’ street rod


The 1937 Ford Tudor custom slantback was built to be driven, the seller states
The 1937 Ford Tudor custom slantback was built to be driven, the seller states

The gigantic Goodguys hot-rod show last weekend at WestWorld has me psyched for cool custom cars. So I was totally pleased to come across a street rod in one of my all-time favorite pre-war body styles, advertised on ClassicCars.com.

Not only that, today’s Pick of the Week – a sharp-looking 1937 Ford Tudor “slantback” sedan – is offered for sale in Scottsdale, apparently not far from the WestWorld site of Goodguys’ Southwest Nationals meet.

The lowered stance accentuates the sporty profile
The lowered stance accentuates the sporty profile

The seller describes the custom Ford as professionally built to be driven regularly. The rod is a “proven cross-country driver; built by a professional mechanic for his own use; never on a trailer!” the seller states in the ad. To prove the point, the car wears a small sticker that says, “If you see this car on a trailer, call 911. It’s stolen.”

The ’37 Ford Tudor slantback has one of the best profiles of any car of that era, in my humble opinion, the abbreviated rear making it look racy and rakish. Lowering the car on its suspension with a forward tilt, like this car, accentuates the sporty style. They look particularly good in black, also like this car.

Taillights are built into the rear bumper
Taillights are built into the rear bumper

According to the seller, the car rides on Corvette independent rear suspension and Mustang II front end with Heidt dropped-front spindles. Power is provided by a Chevy 350 V8 with automatic transmission.

Custom touches to the body include a revised front grille, hood louvers, and front and rear bumpers with slim running lights built in.

The custom interior is equipped with Vintage Air conditioning and a modern-classic banjo steering wheel.

The asking price for this street rod, which the seller describes as being in excellent condition, is $29,900 or best offer, which seems like a good deal if the slantback Ford is everything it appears to be.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. I had this very same car back in 1956, I loved it, mine was painted 55′ Buick teasion red. When my mom and stepfather split, that bad man took my beloved 37 ford with him, I never saw it again. After seeing yours on ClassicCars I have a tear in my eye, I was still in high school when I was cruising down the main drag showing it off, it even got me a few girls and I wasn’t even that good looking, it was a stock mill but ran good, never had to fix anything. I would give a pinky and a toe to have one again, that’s all I could give because I’m 74 yrs now and don’t have much $, it all goes to the doctors nowadays. So if you want to do a good deed for your fellow man, I will surely accept it from you 🙂 take care my friend.

  2. Jarry, thanks for your great comment. I think nearly everyone has a cool car in their past that they lost and still recall sadly. Mine was a ’63 Dodge Dart convertible that I crashed when I was 19. I still get a pang whenever I see one.

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