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.
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Some of us are suckers for a nice old flathead. This one is surrounded by a 1941 Mercury Eight in 2 door trim sans bumpers. Complete with manual transmission, this is a great little piece of pre-WW2 automobile history in nice condition. Drive something no one else will show up in. Find this 1941 Mercury Eight for sale in Arlington TX for $16,500 via craigslist.
You know what is the problem with modern cars? They make life too easy for us. I’m not suggesting you go Amish or anything to that extent, but you could spend less of your time riding in a vehicle that suggests which lane you should occupy and more in a vehicle that has used license […]