The Pick of the Day comes with a quandary.
The private seller notes in the carâ€™s advertisement that it was titled by the father-in-law in 1967, â€śgaraged and maintained as an occasional weekend around-town cruiser.Â When he passed in 2015, it was then re-titled in Texas and continually garaged.â€ť
The car is powered by a â€śperiod correctâ€ť 21-bolt 221cid flathead V8 with Stromberg 97 carburetor. The car has a 3-speed manual transmission, 6-volt electrical system and mechanical brakes.
â€śIt does not have the rumble seat, but it does have the crank-down rear window option.â€ť
The seller notes that the car won best in class honors at both car shows in which it was entered, including the Early Ford V8 Club Texas Tour.
So whereâ€™s the quandary?
Right here: â€śThis is a great base for a classic restoration project, or a desirable vehicle for a resto-mod,â€ť the seller suggests.
Ford coupes from 1932-34 are very popular with hot rodders, but this is a 1936 model. The asking price is $29,400, which seems reasonable for a car that appears to be ready for cruising, or perhaps even a nice road trip.
The car, located in Plano, Texas, is being offered in â€śPartially Restoredâ€ť condition.Â
So, would you complete the restoration that the previous owner already had started or would you opt to do a resto-mod with maybe a modern Mustang powertrain and updated suspension and customized interior? Or do you just leave it as is, doing only maintenance to keep it running?Â