There is much debate to what the definition of a street rod is. “The term seems first to have appeared in the late 1930s in southern California, where people raced modified cars.”[source ] Furthermore, different states in the U.S. don’t always agree on what is considered a street rod. In Colorado and Wyoming, a street rod is “any 1948 or later vehicle that is a minimum of 25 years old, or was built to resemble a vehicle like this.” Iowa and Kentucky considers a street rod “any motor vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds and either manufactured before 1949, or assembled or completely reconstructed using new or used parts to look like a vehicle from that period.” In Pennsylvania a street rod is defined as “any motor vehicle that is a 1948 or older model and has altered parts. Its registered weight or gross weight should not be over 9,000 pounds.”
However, street rods have gained such popularity because many drivers prefer to customize their vehicles. Whether they modify the engine by tuning or replacing it with a more powerful one, or removing and adding convertible tops, hoods, bumpers or tires, the street rod gave the effect of a more tailored car and much more user friendly.
The early street rods were old cars, usually Fords and very often the classic 1932 Ford Model B. The Model B is considered by most the classic American car, and the street-rodders, or the “hot-rodders” as they are sometimes coined, know it as the “Little Deuce Coupe”.
Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery is proud to present this 1948 Ford Street Rod, finished in stunning Raven Black with a beautiful blue interior. This gorgeous Street Rod is a high-quality build that has been NSRA Safety Certified. It is fitted with a potent Small Block Chevrolet V8 engine, a polished B&M forced induction blower and an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor as well as air conditioning and coil-over front suspension. This Henry Ford steel-bodied Street Rod is the one to buy! We are pleased to offer this incredible motorcar at a fraction of its build cost to the value-minded buyer who understands and appreciates these works of art.
Here are some of its highlights and options:
- HIGH QUALITY PROFESSIONAL BUILD
- NSRA SAFETY CERTIFICATION
- SMALL BLOCK CHEVROLET V8 ENGINE FITTED WITH B&M FORCED INDUCTION BLOWER UNDERNEATH AND AN EDELBROCK 4-BARREL CARBURETOR WITH HOOKER HEADERS
- ALL STEEL BODY
- COIL-OVER FRONT SUSPENSION
- SHAVED TRUNK HANDLE
- BILLET INTERIOR ACCESSORIES
- FULL GAUGE PACKAGE
- AIR CONDITIONING
- AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
- TILT STEERING WHEEL
- CRUISE CONTROL
- BUCKET SEATS
- ALLOY WHEELS
- POWER DISC BRAKES
- POWER STEERING
- TINTED WINDOWS
Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 291 7000 for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Bid with confidence. www.schmitt.com