1934 Ford Coupe

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1934 Ford Coupe

With the recent Grand National Roadster Show in Rancho Cucamonga, and the Classic Auto Show in Downtown Los Angeles, it’s hard not to look at show-stopping custom roadsters.

The Pick of the Day, a 1934 Ford Coupe, certainly meets show stopping criteria – it has been featured in Hot Rod Magazine and won Best of Show at the 2009 SEMA show – but the most attractive element of the coupe is that its “powered by EcoBoost.”

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This roadster features matte and gloss paint

We are all pretty familiar with Ford’s EcoBoost technology, or at least have heard the term tossed around, but it’s still a relatively new concept that made its debut on production vehicles in 2009, the same year this coupe was built. This coupe comes as the result of a joint venture between the coupe’s accredited builder, Detroit Street Rods, and Ford Motor Company to promote the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that powers such Ford vehicles as the current-generation Taurus.

According to the listing on ClassicCars.com, the engine in this street rod was the first EcoBoost powerplant to be “adapted for use with rear-wheel drive; not an easy task considering the engine’s transverse design.”

The engine gets boost from two Honeywell turbos. Behind them, a large-diameter tube feeds a FoMoCo throttle body, which fronts an intake manifold while the valve covers adorn modern coil packs with factory direct injection. Other highlights of the engine, which only has 458 miles on it, include ceramic-coated headers and a tall Be Cool radiator.

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3.5-Liter EcoBoost

A Tremec TKO 5-speed transmission is hooked to the EcoBoost engine, feeding power to a Ford 9-inch rear with 3.90 gears.

Suspension components include a Heidts triangulated 4-link suspension, adjustable QA-1 coil-overs, and a polished sway bar which is connected to a Roadster Shop chassis, the seller states. The car has manual rack-and-pinion steering along with power Wilwood calipers, and a set of 15-inch Wheelsmith artilleries.

“And a high-octane soundtrack is provided by Hi-FLO custom exhaust,” the seller says, adding that the other sound system is custom exhaust utilizes glasspack-style mufflers between polished Mandrel-bent pipes.

The bodywork is made up of sheet medal from Experi-Metal Inc. sheet metal, coated in smooth blue bases, dashed with red and pearl stripes and finished in a trick combination of gloss and matte clear coat, according to the listing. The front of the coupe shows a “Ford” branded grille with a custom “V6” emblem between dual-mode headlights, a polished radiator topper and a quaint bumper.

Inside, the coupe features red-and-white vinyl installed by Shelby Trim of Sterling Heights, Michigan. The look is completed with retro bucket seats and blue frames, pleated panels, ornate flashing and polished handles.

This unique roadster is listed by a dealer in Charlotte, North Carolina for $129,900.

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan