Fat-fendered Fords don''t get much cooler than this 1946 coupe dressed in its best formal black attire. These cars offer full-sized comfort and distinctive good looks, making them some of the most popular for a full makeover like this. With a potent Chevy crate motor underneath, this one also drives as good as it looks. The first thing you notice about this big, black Ford is that chopped roof. Not radical, but enough to know that some skilled metalworkers were behind the build, and the way it comes together makes the modifications entirely invisible. The effect is that the formerly chunky ''46 Ford shape is now lean and sleek, with a distinctively muscular crouch. Then things like the side trim and door handles were shaved, the headlights were frenched, and any chrome that remained got the same inky black finish as the rest of the body. The taillights were neatly fitted into the rear bumper, with matching parking lights/turn signals mounted up front. Other notable details include the modified 1-piece windshield, shaved hood, and the beautiful oval rear window that is the only piece of bright trim on the entire car. The interior is art rendered in acres of tan leather. Power bucket seats from a late model form the foundation, and the rest of the sculpted interior was formed around them. Supple leather hides cover the artfully designed door panels, the seats, and the custom center console that sweeps up into the back seat, creating true 4-passenger seating. There are vestiges of the original dash in there, but what you see now is a tribute to the era, not a restoration. Beautiful VDO gauges look suitably old with slender pointers and antique white faces, while the bright trim atop the dash replicates a vintage radio speaker grille. The billet wheel is wrapped in more of that creamy butterscotch leather, and beautifully stitched carpets would look just as at home in a Lexus as they do here. Everything is standard, including A/C, power windows, power locks, and a fantastic AM/FM/CD stereo system, and it all works like it should. A GM ZZ4 crate motor provides motivation, and there are few better choices for your vintage rod. Clearly built to run, it features an Edelbrock carburetor, dual exhaust with Flowmasters, and an MSD ignition system, all dressed up with billet details that make it sparkle. The independent front suspension is a subframe that includes power rack-and-pinion steering, vented and cross-drilled disc brakes, and a fat sway bar, while out back a Ford 9-inch offers 3.73 gears for spirited performance. A TH350 3-speed automatic makes for easy cruising and unbeaten reliability, and it rolls on a set of handsome Billet Specialties wheels with 205/55/16 front and 235/65/17 rear Goodyears. Driven just over 2000 miles since it was finished, this first-rate rod is ready to rumble this summer. Professionally built for a figure that was surely two or three times the asking price, it will always be the center of attention. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.