1937 Ford 2-Door Sedan Slantback Street Rod Concour Rare $200K+ Show Custom

Price: - Item location: San Clemente, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Other
  • Type: 2-Door Sedan Slantback
  • Trim: 2-Door Sedan Slantback Street Rod Rare
  • Year: 1937
  • Mileage: 637
  • VIN: 5440659
  • Color: Cabernet Red
  • Engine size: 383 Stroke Chev 4 Webers
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Steering
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan Buckskin
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Leather Seats, AM/FM iPod iPad, Power Windows, Vintage Air, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1937 Ford Other 2-Door Sedan Slantback Street Rod Rare


1937 Ford 2dr Sedan Slantback Restomod Street Rod

#1 Condition Concour Show Car

$200K+ 2-Year Build


“Grand National Roadster Show”

“Sacramento Autorama”

“Goodguys Del Mar Nationals”

“Annual Seal Beach Classic”

“Wheels & Waves Classic Car Show”

“Pismo Beach Classic”

VIN: 5440659

Miles: 637

100% Henry Ford Steel Body

$200K +

2 Year Build

Custom PPG Color - Candy Cabernet

Flawless Body

Ron Mangus Custom Leather Interior

Fine Buckskin Tan Leather

Vintage AC - Heater - Defroster

Power Windows

Three Point Safety Belts

Chassis: Custom Fabricated Frame

Heidts Polished Stainless Steel Front-End

(Custom Painted Frame)

QA1 Adjustable Shocks

Polished Sway Bars

Engine: 383 Stroker Chevrolet Small Block

425 hp Hydraulic Roller Cam - Aluminum Heads

Joe Hunt Magneto Distributor

Four Weber Carbs by Jim Ingress

Trans: 700R 4 Overdrive Automatic

Ford Rear End 380 Gears

Original Style Shifter

Ceramic Coated Dual-Exhaust

Power-Assisted Wilwood Brakes

Power Assisted Rack & Pinion Steering

Interior: Full Custom Interior

Fine Buckskin Tan Leather

Contrasting Baseball Stitching

Suede Head Liner

German Square Weave Carpet

Walnut Burl Dash w/Garnish Moulding

Power Lumbar Seats

Ididit Tilt Steering Wheel

Juliano’s Custom Banjo-Style Steering Wheel

(Wood Grain to Match Dash & Door Trim)

Kenwood Sound System w/ i-Phone

Titled & Registered as ’37 Ford

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This 1937 Ford 2-Door Sedan Slantback is an absolutely spectacular example of a premium, custom designed and fabricated Street Rod Conversion. The Ford was handcrafted over a two-year period finished in January of 2011. Cabernet 37 won first place in five successive car shows in which it was entered including: The Grand National Roadster Show, Sacramento Autorama, Goodguys Del Mar National, Annual Seal Beach Classic, Wheels & Waves Classic Car Show and Pismo Beach Classic. The car still looks 100% fresh and newly restored.

While keeping with the traditional look and characteristics of this now 83 year old pre-war Ford Slant, this rare all steel ’37 features virtually all the luxury items and creature comforts that one would expect to find in a modern high performance automobile.

Features such a four speed automatic transmission, huge power four wheel disc brakes, power rack & pinion steering, Vintage Air conditioning, custom designed instrumentation, a custom designed premium leather upholstered interior by the legendary Ron Mangus, a 100% Henry Ford steel body, a one-off set of powder-coated Wheel Smith Artillery Wheels as well as a sophisticated state of the art multi speaker CD/iPod stereo system.

As noted in the extensive Special Equipment list and as depicted in the over 200 photographs, this unique Street Rod was custom fabricated using the finest materials and performance components available.

The caliber of all work performed on this custom Street Rod is of the absolute highest quality, the entire vehicle is both highly detailed as well as being fully functional and extremely well finished. The body work is perfection in every way possible. Take a look at the many closeup pictures I have taken to showcase just how straight and exacting this car is. Look at the level of “blocking” that was done on the fenders to achieve the precision line-peaks in each. The shut-lines are all perfection, with edges that match. PERFECTION.

The PPG Paint color - Candy Cabernet is stunning. Flat and perfect. Pictures were taken mid-day in high sunlight and at the twilight hour near sunset. The car takes on a completely different look depending on the time of day. During the day is is truly a Cabernet Red, like a glass of fine wine. In the shadows it turns almost black. Notice in the first shots that I will have one picture high-sunlight and same picture nearing sunset. This is one of the finest colors I have ever seen on an automobile.

The Heidts front-end with power steering, Wilwood brakes with QA-1 adjustable shocks and polished sway-bars gives you the confidence of more modern Ferrari than a ’34 Ford. This thing ROCKS. The engine is a 383 Stroker Chevy Small Block including a hydraulic roller cam, aluminum heads and Joe Hunt Magneto Distributor with four Weber’s designed by Jim Inglese. The 425 plus horsepower machine is mated to a new 700R overdrive automatic transmission. The car benefits from an original style shifter and linkage retained to keep the car’s period correct appearance.

The dual-exhaust is ceramic coated to finish the aesthetic rear view of the car with panache and a gorgeous growl to let onlookers know this is no ordinary old Ford. The overall balance and feel to this beautiful machine is simply unmatched in fun factor. Driving it on the freeway is akin to cruising in an S-Class Mercedes. AC and your tunes coming through the incredible sound system. Then again, you may just want to shut it all off and listen to the wonderful music emitted from the exhaust system.

The interior has been specifically designed to accent the outer presentation with absolute class by Ron Mangus. With modern safety features, comfort amenities and superb attention to detail, the car delivers driver and passengers the luxury of a prestigious late model touring car, while maintaining the historic thrill of the stock appearance.

All additional controls are hidden from view. Every feature works including the power front cowl vent. Expertly tailored in fine buckskin tan leather, contrasting baseball stitching, suede headliner, German square weave carpets, walnut burl dash with garnish moulding, power lumbar seats, tilt steering wheel, with Juliano’s custom banjo-style steering wheel (wood grained to match dash and door trim). Kenwood sound system with iPhone/iPad plug-in, Vintage AC, heater and defroster, power windows with original rollup handles and three-point safety belts in both front and rear seats.

This tremendous Slant Back rides on Michelin performance

radials mounted on powder-coated 16” Wheel Smith Artillery wheels, once again combining practical high performance with originality.

I am helping a good friend sell this flawless ’37. Just as a matter of reference, I have been judging cars at all types of levels including Concours for over 25 years and have extensive experience in restoration of many marques. I am extremely picky and probably grade more on the lower side when evaluating vehicles. I rate this car simply as “Concour”. It is ready to show at any level or venue.

The owner is an avid collector of anything automotive and is fastidious in the care of all of the cars in his collection. The car runs and drives perfectly and has been maintained continuously by Brian Dickey Hot Rods in San Clemente, CA.

Building a car like this one is a long and arduous task requiring skilled artisans and hundreds of thousands of dollars for the thousand plus hours of work involved. If you have been thinking about attempting such a feat, here is an opportunity to own one without the headaches and impossibly long lead time. Here is your dream car, just waiting for you to get in it and go for a grin inspiring cruise right NOW.

If you are in or around Southern California and would like to visit the vehicle it can be easily arranged. For appointments and further information please call Frank at 949-310-6262.

If you are truly interested in this fine work of art, pick up the phone and get a dialogue going. The owner’s phone number is available upon request.


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. If you are serious about this car and would like to “talk” to us about buying the car before the end of the auction please feel free to call me, Frank at 949-310-6262.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense). It is the buyers responsibility to verifythat all of the sellers information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle.

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $2000.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by PayPal, cash (please do not mail cash!), bank check, cashier's check, or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 7 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, title transfer paperwork will be initiated.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate. I can help in the arrangement of shipping via Central Dispatch for enclosed shipping. We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, and will do my best to keep it.

The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, we will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.
Before delivery of the vehicle, the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license. Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, the seller, to the buyer or the buyers’ agent or chosen transport company.
If you are not sure about something, Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.
Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle.