Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale June 19th – 21st, 2014 at Russo and Steele''s 2nd Annual Newport Beach California Auction. Please contact us for more information. While Edsel Ford may have been losing his struggle with Harry Bennett for effective control of the Ford Motor Company in 1937, his inspired stylistic influence was never more apparent than in the fresh and modern styling of the company’s automobiles for 1937. During the 1930s, a fundamental shift in buyer preference was taking shape, with passenger comfort becoming more important and less expensive to obtain than ever before. Accordingly, the most popular Ford body style was the two-door sedan or “Tudor” in Ford parlance, and this held true right through to America’s full-scale entry into World War II. Post-war, the Tudor’s immense popularity made it an affordable and popular choice for early hot-rodders and drag racers in the hotly contested “Gasser” classes of the 1950s and 1960s. Sadly, however, relatively few survive intact today.One of precious few highly streamlined 1937 Fords remaining today, this stellar, show-quality example features an original all-steel Tudor body mounted on an all-new chassis by Ontario, California’s TCI Engineering. Combining the best elements of the Tudor’s classic bodylines with today’s latest engineering and performance technologies, it features a Mustang II-based front suspension, the hands-down choice of legions of today’s street rodders, but built from stainless steel. A hot ZZ4 Chevrolet V-8 engine with “fast-burn” cylinder heads, roller rockers, and a Street and Performance fuel- injection system delivers power to a brand new GM 700R4 four-speed overdrive automatic transmission and a stout 9-inch Ford rear end. Large power-assisted Baer brakes at all four corners provide sure stopping, and fuel is delivered from a top-quality stainless-steel tank. The all-steel Tudor body was perfectly tweaked with a three-inch chopped roof and moulded rear fenders, and then drenched in eye-popping House of Kolor Passion Pearl Purple paint and flames topped by gallons of clear. San Bernardino’s famed Gabe’s Street Rod Custom Interiors, the AMBR and Ridler Award-winning shop, completed the all-leather interior. Amenities include air conditioning and power windows. Billet Specialties wheels provide a perfect crowing touch. Simply put, with two class wins under its belt from the legendary Grand National Roadster Show, this fantastic, show-stopping 1937 Ford Tudor will certainly continue its winning ways with its new owner.