Honest HotRod: 1941 Ford Business Coupe SBC

The other day I wrote a meandering diatribe where I claimed that a Volvo 122S was the textbook definition for an honest classic…and I’m going to have to add another honest car to the automotive dictionary, because this next car is an honest hotrod. Its got a small-block-Chevy in a ’41 Ford Coupe body with 3-on-the-tree, drum brakes, and all the best stuff you’d expect from a 40s hot-rod built in the 60s or 70s. And that’s not a bad thing, because HotRodding back in the day was less about pulling out your wallet for the latest/greatest junk you found at SEMA and more about figuring out what would fit with an adapter plate and some good ole American elbow grease. That hole for the original lug-wrench starter-crank might not be useful with the Chevy engine instead of the original flat-head, but man it looks rad. Find this 1941 Ford Business Coupe offered for $9,500 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 19441
paint color: blue
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
You are looking at a 1941 Ford Hot Rod that has the right “RAKE & LOOK” . It starts, drives and stops well. It has a 350 SBC 4-Bolt Main V8 re-built engine, Gas flows through the New Edelbrock 1406 4brl Carb on top of a Edelbrock intake, Edelbrock valve covers and air cleaner, New 12V 100 amp Chrome Alternator New 12V Fuel pump and Wiring Harness. The Full Stanless Steel dual exhaust are routed through the frame and exit under the rear bumper. Manual 3 speed on the tree Transmission shifts well with a new clutch. The Steering is made using the beautiful Limeworks 40 Ford wheel.

The All New Drum brakes upfront were bled and adjusted and rubber brake lines were replaced. The Frontend is lowerd with a 4 inch Dropped axle, reversed eye spring, Manual rack & pinion steering, and stock wish bones. It rides on 15″ Chromie Steel Rims and Big and little Radial tires. Re-built Banjo Rear-end new axels, 323 Gears, drums and emergency breaks. Pete and Jake drop shackles, de-arched reversed spring and shocks. Classic 50s stance… Handles great, hauls ass, and goes straight down the road.

The body is straight and solid with a older paint job, shows fading and some cracking and chips. Very nice one year only grill. The windshield all the glass but rear passenger is crack and chip free. Shaved and smoothed firewall. Original 1941 Deluxe bumpers front and rear. The fenders and taillights were molded to the body years ago.

The interior is very comfortable with solid floors. Nice gray split bench seat and black back seat, and white headliner. Chrome on the dash is amazing …See pics!!! The Following Classic Instuments Gauges function including, temp, volts, oil pressure. The new gas tank has a 12v sending unit not hooked up but gauge is included.

In a nut shell this is a one of a kind classic! Turn the key and go cruise! I have been the care taker and proud owner of this old school hot rod it was built as a fun car for someone to just enjoy and driver, yes take it to shows and tell its history. Any and every-time I drive this car I get nothing but waves, thumbs ups, conversation, I cant come out of a store with out somebody standing there looking in!

This is a California car and always has been to the best of my knowledge and based Folsom Prison Stamped blue and yellow plates. It is a good driver with clear CA title and current registration. Must see to appreciate!!! $9,500

Possible Trades plus cash? For a 30s Roadster or Coupe preferably Ford… shoot me a offer or a 50’s bomb rat rod custom kustom with wide white white walls thats lowered or chopped or a vintage old rockabilly style car thats bagged with air ride or air bags any rat rod racing hopped up old school or something with hydros like a low rider thats juiced maybe a hot rod deluxe ratrod mechanic special american graffiti style Mercury 50’s or 60’s Vespa Gasoline or Automotive Memorabilia rare canned ham retro yard art from the 40s or 1930 vintage general motors Americana old modern advertisement street retro shabby gasoline pump oil american USA mobil shell gas

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