This absolutely astounding 1933 Ford 3-window coupe invites all kinds of speculation, but the biggest thought that hits everyone who sees it is that there are definitely new ways to make an old favorite look fresh. The body is by Factory 5, who have expanded their Cobra-building enterprise into hot rods with the same attention to detail and meticulous quality controls. With traditional hi-boy proportions and an exposed front suspension, this gorgeous Ford definitely has the right hot rod look, but adding cycle-style fenders gives it an entirely different profile that changes the entire game. Expertly finished to show standards, it wears deep Lexus Burgundy Pearl paint that seems to glow from within and gives the car a very expensive, upscale vibe. Fit and finish are excellent, completely show-worthy, and extremely impressive, particularly the suicide doors that fit flush and the trick tilting hood. The classic pointed ''33 Ford grille shell was raked back a few degrees to make it even longer, lower, and sleeker, and the fully enclosed bodywork adds a functional element that a lot of builders would overlook but which looks totally right. The top''s got a mild chop and rake and as I said, the fenders make it look like nothing else on the road. Using Cobra-style buckets gives the interior a racy attitude that doesn''t betray the roots of the hi-boy tradition. They also allow tall folks to get comfortable behind the wheel and with race-style belts, you definitely feel like you''re driving something that can get you in trouble. Beautiful details like the custom 3-spoke steering wheel with leather wrapper, the engine-turned panel with white-faced Auto Meter gauges in it, and the B&M shifter sitting up high between the seats suggest that someone took their time to get the styling exactly right. Amenities include A/C, power windows, and a tilt steering column, so don''t be afraid to drive this one every chance you get. The dash-mounted rear-view mirror is another Cobra-esque detail that surely comes from the Factory 5 guys imaginations, as do the aluminum pedals. A good-sized trunk is included, and it''s finished with black carpets and a trick fuel filler that doesn''t force you to move your gear to fill the tank. As a Factory 5 project, this one uses tried-and-true Mustang 5.0 components, starting with a fresh Ford Motorsports crate 302. Edelbrock supplied the carburetor and intake manifold, while plenty of chrome and polished billet aluminum make it look pretty. It''s a neat fit in there, but since it''s factory-engineered to fit, it''s worlds more competent than any home-built rod would be. The suspension uses wishbones and inboard coil-overs up front, while a familiar Ford 8.8-inch rear axle hangs on a 3-link setup. There are disc brakes at all four corners and a TCI Streetfighter automatic transmission manages the gear swaps for you, so all you need to do is hang on. Staggered Torque Thrust style wheels with gray centers look a lot like Ford Bullitt hoops, and wear a modified big-n-little combination of 235/40/17 and 295/35/18 BFG radials. Not only is this car beautifully built and finished, but it''s also fully engineered and shockingly fast. If you want a practical, useful rod that you can drive anywhere and collect the biggest trophies, there aren''t many that can compare to this. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.