Hot rodding is about craftsmanship as much as anything, and this slick 1937 Ford phantom pickup not only has a great look but is also loaded with details that will make people line up for a closer look. V8 power, a state-of-the-art interior, and a few surprises underneath make it a show-stopper than can still haul cross-country with ease. By now you''re familiar with the work that the guys at Downs Fiberglass do, and the phantom ''37 pickup is a vehicle that never really existed but could have. Using the beautiful art-deco nose of the passenger car and grafting on a well-proportioned bed, it becomes the best-looking truck Ford didn''t build. Finished in blue over copper, it definitely has a modern look that gets attention. Fit and finish are impressive and with shaved door handles, hidden hinges, and a minimum of trim, the bodywork has to speak for itself. Period-proper details include the running boards and Model A taillights, not to mention those gorgeous teardrop-shaped headlights that define the 1937-38 Fords. The bed is indeed fully functional with a drop-down tailgate, but have a look inside and you''ll find one of those trick details I was talking about: a Plexiglas floor that shows off the fully independent rear suspension and a custom stainless fuel tank. Cool, right? The sleek gray interior has OEM levels of fit and finish and a trick design that fits well with the phantom Ford''s personality. Low-back buckets don''t obscure the very cool split rear window and custom door panels echo the shape of the side windows and reveal the reinforcements inside the door for a touch of industrial tech. The dash wraps around and blends into the custom center console and extends into the window moldings, creating a cockpit that puts all the controls at your fingertips. The wood-rimmed wheel is an elegant piece that warms up the driver''s compartment, and everything you''d imagine is included, like A/C, power windows and locks, and a tilt steering column. Pretty Dolphin gauges are simple and clean and there''s a powerful JVC AM/FM/CD stereo system with speakers throughout the interior that are designed to be seen as well as heard. This is one pro-built rod that looks amazing but remains fully functional and ready to cruise in comfort. For power, there''s a fresh 350 cubic inch Chevy crate motor with only shakedown miles. An Edelbrock carb lives under the finned air cleaner and with matching valve covers, it has a traditional hi-po look. The engine is compact with a serpentine belt drive system to pull the accessories in tight to the block. Service access is still pretty good and the hardware is high-quality stuff so you can hit the road without a worry. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission spins that trick Heidt''s Ultra IRS rear suspension system. The fabricated chassis was painted to match the blue portions of the body with select shiny bits like the A-arms on the coil-over suspension and beautiful inboard rear disc brakes. 17-inch front and mammoth 20-inch rear American Racing wheels give it a wicked rake and wear 215/40/17 front and 275/40/20 rear performance radials. This stunning creation will stop traffic everywhere it goes, but is equally happy to run with it, too. For those of you who like being the center of attention, this is a tough act to follow. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.