Restomods come in every possible flavor. The concept is sort of like having-your-cake-and-eating-it-too, whereas you can drive a vintage car with all the comfort, drivability and reliability of a modern vehicle.
The purists might howl with righteous indignation, but it’s hard to dispute the beauty and appeal of the Pick of the Day, a 1939 Ford Deluxe four-door convertible, offered for sale in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
“This fantastic cruiser provides the best combination of classic styling and modern performance,” according to the dealer advertising the Ford on ClassicCars.com. “The drivetrain is freshly built and installed only 1,156 miles ago.
“It features a GM 327ci V8 that has been completely rebuilt. The transmission is a Turbo Hydramatic 350 rebuilt with TCI components. The front suspension is Mustang II with power disc brakes. The AFCO Aluminum radiator with electric fan keeps everything cool.”
The Ford is gorgeously presented in glossy black paint with red steel wheels and polished stainless-steel hub caps. The convertible looks fairly stock aside from its lowered stance.
“The body is as solid as can be with no signs of rust or repair,” the seller notes. “The floors are equally nice and well-presented. While the paint was done more than 10 years ago and has some minor signs of age, it looks great and has the same authentic mellow aging as the brightwork. The top is very high-quality Haartz Cloth and has a glass rear window.”
The car is equipped with power steering and brakes, heat and air conditioning, the ad says, and the interior retains a retro feel with an Auto Meter gauges cluster and banjo-style steering wheel, while the brown-leather seats also provide a vintage aura. The seller advises that the convertible top needs some adjustment to seal properly with the windshield header.
“Operationally, this car is amazing; it runs and drives like a modern car,” the dealer adds. “The engine has a mellow exhaust note and tons of torque. The transmission shifts precisely and feels seamless. The suspension has just the right combination of a comfortable ride and great handling. The brakes are responsive and positive.
“In all, this is an extremely well-executed combination of new and old that gives the driver and passengers a uniquely fun motoring experience.”
The asking price for this attractive custom is $38,500, and as they say, you could not come close to building it for that price.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.