1923 Ford T-Bucket Roadster
Tricking out a Ford Model T into an inspired roadster is by no means a new concept, but when taken to the level shown by this 1923 Ford T-Bucket Roadster, it sure seems that way. From the time its installation began, the intent all along was to create a stellar showpiece with the visual pull to turn heads wherever it was put on display. A combination of awesome paint scheme, outstanding array of chrome components and distinctive design makes it evident that mission has been thoroughly accomplished. This one of a kind modded masterpiece will afford its next owner with the option of either retaining its status as a stationary attention magnet or taking a few steps to set it into motion. With its vibrant yellow exterior ornamented by multi-colored paint graphics on the doors and a one of a kind hydraulic roof sitting across the stop, this unusually well-crafted, magnetic roadster will stop passers-by in their tracks. The paint itself is something you have to see from close up to appreciate - the yellow base is impressively deep and even and those painted graphics pop with so much vitality it appears they're illuminated. In the ever-raging battle for chrome supremacy, you're not likely to come across any contenders that can top the assembly that's on display here - it's everywhere, from the showstopping front axle and suspension components, to the category-killer of an engine sitting in plain sight in the open compartment, on back to the ornate, intricate taillight casings. The aggressively angled hydraulic top is a conversation piece unto itself - it not only raises and lowers, but tilts as well to add yet another element of intrigue to this singular vehicle. Climb in through the passenger side door and you'll be greeted by a seriously inspired cockpit. The purple ultra-leather seating straddles the divide between buckets and bench and is perfectly fitted to its tweed-lined surroundings. Just as with the exterior, the intent here was to achieve that coveted "wow" factor and it's been done with a lot of craft and precision. There are some great finishing touches on display to give the interior even more impact - the door panels feature flowing upholstered graphics that match the color of the seating, as does the horizontally positioned steering wheel sitting on its chrome column next to the signature B&M shifter. Just beyond, the dash area is yet another focal point in a car that has no shortage of them a set of digital gauges take their position in a strip of illumination recessed into an intricately-etched chrome instrument panel. A stainless-steel gas tank shares space with the battery in the tweed-lined rear compartment. The fully decked out 383 cubic inch V8 on display in the open compartment will draw you in right away. From top to bottom, this engine features unbeatable visual impact. A pair of Demon carbs sits underneath the dominant BDS blower and everywhere you cast your eyes you'll find chrome within view - from the supercharger body, to the valve covers, on back to the firewall. A look underneath provides a seldom-encountered sight - because this roadster hasn't seen any use on the road, its undercarriage is a visual masterpiece, with no rock chips to mar the consistent yellow paint. You'll find still more stunning chrome on display covering the hydraulics and the centerpiece of the Halibrand quick-change rear end. This outstanding piece of automotive artwork sits on a set of absolutely killer Boyd Coddington wheels, outfitted with Michelin tires up front and massive 27" Hoosiers in back. Looking for the last word in automotive high-impact? It's right here in this 1923 Ford T-Bucket Roadster. Call today!