If there was any less bodywork on this 1925 Ford T-Bucket you probably couldn''t call it a car anymore. The T-bucket is the essence of the classic hot rod, pared down to the very basic elements: lightweight bodywork, basic suspension, and a whole bunch of engine. With a huge following that covers five decades, there''s definitely something to be said for going with the timeless classics. Flames, a modified Model T roadster body, giant rear tires, and lots of engine make this T-bucket instantly identifiable. But up close you''ll see that there''s a lot of work that goes into a car like this, despite the minimalist styling. The body is fiberglass, of course, but it''s finished to look great going down the street or at shows, and the deep burgundy paint makes us focus on the details of the car rather than fighting for your attention. Flames are traditional, of course, and have a traditional color scheme that looks right on the old-school rod. There''s no mistaking this for a Model T, as it keeps the bright chrome radiator shell and upright windshield, and the chrome details throughout are extremely well done. The "turtle deck" rear styling is a bit different from most T-buckets and more like a track roadster, and it''s finished with a pair of ''39 Ford taillights with blue dots. T-buckets aren''t exactly about luxury, but the baroque button-tufted upholstery that wraps around the entire cockpit is the right look. It''s in very good condition despite being out in the open all the time, and you''ll find that once you''re inside (there are no doors) it''s not a bad place to be. The flipped chrome tilt steering column makes it easy to get comfortable without the city bus steering look of older T-buckets and the ratcheting shifter falls easily to hand just ahead of the seat. Classic Stewart Warner gauges with white faces offer a pretty complete look at the engine and are set into a brushed stainless instrument panel that''s a refreshing change from the usual wood plank these cars usually offer. There''s also a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo with powerful 6x9 speakers, but you''ll probably enjoy the soundtrack from the side pipes even more. There is no top, there are no windows, this is pure motoring and as I said, if there was any less bodywork, it would be a motorcycle. The 350 cubic inch small block is topped by a Weiand 6-71 supercharger and fed by twin Edelbrock 4-barrel carbs, making one heck of a fashion statement. It''s also highly functional, as it cranks out more than 500 horsepower, which is no joke in a flyweight car like this. Aluminum heads, a mild cam, and those gorgeous Sanderson headers are supporting players in the horsepower factory, and it definitely cackles like it''s eager to get on with it. Lots of polished aluminum and chrome means that it''s built for show as well as to go, and the highly detailed chassis becomes part of the styling as well. The frame, TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and 10-bolt rear end are all color-matched to the body, and anything that wasn''t painted was chrome plated to sparkle. Original Boyd Coddington wheels carry a traditional big-n-little combination with 165R15s up front and giant 31x16.50-15 LT Mickey Thompsons in back. We can''t seem to keep T-buckets in stock, so you know they''re popular. This one has the horsepower to back up its audacious looks and finish quality is pretty darned impressive, too. Call now! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.