1927 Ford T-Bucket Roadster
Ever since character actor Norm Grabowsky departed from the armed services in the early '50s and began transforming formerly sedate Model T's into aggressive-looking street machines, his handiwork - which would come to be known as T-Bucket roadsters - set the stage for a perennial favorite among street rodders. We have a fine specimen right here in this 1927 Ford T-Bucket roadster. It's still fresh from its build and features an eye-catching exterior, along with some seriously well-dressed power holding court in its open engine compartment. The color scheme on this '27, which combines a green backdrop with white accents and black shadowing, adds a 3D effect, making it seem like undeniable street rod energy originates well below the surface. Having seen so few miles since its application, the paint is in great shape, with no glaring blemishes to pull focus and a nice, deep shine. The detail work on display here is impressive - the sharp edges on the accents and the uniformity of both the color and shadowing are great illustrations of just how much attention went into getting the best possible result. The open engine compartment is always a focal point of the T-Bucket design - it puts the powerplant on center stage, and who doesn't appreciate that? - and the combination of an aggressively outfitted engine with sweeping headers merging into the super sharp side pipes we have here takes full advantage of the feature. The clean look of the chrome exterior fittings, including the headlights, side mirrors and chrome differential cover peeking out below in back, really complete the overall look. The inspired interior provides just the exciting, open air driving experience that T-Buckets have come to be associated with over the decades. The plushly padded bench seat is well fitted to its surroundings, matching both the color scheme and bright green tuck and roll accents of the door panels to each side for added visual impact. The black carpeting hasn't had occasion to cross paths with many sets of shoes since its installation, so it's still looking its best and is nicely set off with a pair of matching floor mats. There's an aftermarket steering wheel sitting on its matching chrome column looking plenty inviting, while just in front of it, the dash area features a full complement of fresh Omega Kustom gauges whose parchment colored faces look great against their green backdrop. Prop up the rear deck lid and you'll see that the gas tank area is nicely detailed with black carpeting, with a securely mounted battery sitting toward the front. With no hood or fenders to shield it from view, the engine featured in a T-Bucket carries plenty of head-turning responsibility and the powerplant we have here certainly doesn't disappoint. A 327 cubic inch V8 sits up front, and it's dressed to the nines, carrying an Edelbrock high rise manifold on top that's sporting a pair of Edelbrock 4-barrel carbs underneath an eye-catching chrome air cleaner to maximize power output. Additional chrome components, which include the valve covers, radiator hose and headers, really look great contrasted against the green block of the engine and the deep rumbling sound a turn of the key brings forth has to be heard to be appreciated. This very well finished street machine is sure to attract plenty of attention as it cruises on its set of steel wheels that carry Kumho tires up front and asphalt grabbing Cooper Cobra 275s in back. The exhilarating experience a T-Bucket roadster provides is quite a thrill ride and this 1927 Ford T-Bucket roadster is a great representative. Call today!