Like it or not, the T-Bucket is back in a big way. There''s surely a reason why we can''t keep them in stock, and when they''re as nice as this 1923 T, we''re quite certain one of you traditional hot rod guys will grab this one up in the next few weeks, too. The look is perhaps the most instantly-recognizable hot-rod of all time, equal parts cartoon and serious performance threat, and the abbreviated Model T roadster pickup body has a few styling cues to let you know its origins. Painted in bright red, this one stands out through the clever use of unique details and quality workmanship. The paint shines beautifully and it''s clear that a lot of time went into the build before a drop was sprayed. Once it was finished, some traditional pinstripes were laid down just right, accenting the more interesting parts of the car and giving it a proper ''50s vibe. Some of the other cool items on this car include the grille and radiator shell, the polished maple firewall, and the wrap-around upholstery on the door panels to soften the spot where you''d rest your elbow. Out back, the abbreviated pickup "bed" has been commandeered for the fuel cell and protected by a tubular grab rail, and there''s a trailer hitch in case you want to add some trunk space for a long cruise. LED taillights offer a traditional look with modern tech that looks great at night. The interior is, of course, minimalist, but the tan leather upholstery is beautifully stitched and ultra clean. I suppose it''s technically a bench, but it is split in the middle to provide some support and keep you planted behind the track-style 4-spoke steering wheel. A full complement of Dolphin white-faced instruments in a billet panel show you what''s going on up front (well, the things you can''t see, anyway), and a billet tilt column makes for a far more comfortable driving position than most T-buckets. And dig that skull shift knob, athe perfect complement to the T-bucket''s outrageous looks and a nod to the past. A cleverly hidden remote-controlled AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers throughout the interior provides enough sound power to overcome the side pipes and yes, the tan canvas top is removable for true open-air motoring. A small block Chevy V8 provides motive power, and since it''s out in the open like that, the 350 cubic inch mill is dressed up for show. Finned aluminum valve covers are a super traditional touch matched by a billet air cleaner and plenty of shiny parts scattered around the engine bay. There''s a mild cam inside, an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, and those long-tube headers and side pipes that are part of the T''s DNA, so it runs well enough to need all that rubber out back. A quick-shifting TH350 3-speed automatic drives a narrowed 10-bolt rear end, which hangs on a 4-link with coil-over shocks. The front suspension uses a tubular front axle and a leaf spring to hang it waaaay out there, giving the T a rather sleek look. Flashy Cragar aluminum wheels look vintage and wear skinny 215/70/15 front tires and giant 295/50/15 rear meats. Hot rodding has evolved, but the T-bucket remains a constant. Perhaps that''s why people like them so much. At the very least, I can guarantee this one will always put a smile on your face. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.