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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 19th – 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.
Of all 1934 models offered by Ford, the Victoria Deluxe 2-door sedan, also known as the Vicky, with its V-shaped grille, formal roofline and blind rear-quarters, remains a standout more than 80 years later. Very few examples remain today of the slant-back Victoria, with its particularly attractive trunk design feature.
This rare all-steel, ‘slant back’ 1934 Ford Victoria street rod is an older build with recent and desirable updates. It was formerly part of the collection of Ray Hamel, who co-founded the well-known Hamel’s Action Sports surf and skate shops in Mission Beach, California with his brother in the late 1960s. During the early 2010s, the Vicky passed untouched through a pair of co-owners in San Diego to the current owner, who made a significant investment into the vehicle’s preservation and enhancement. Finished in shiny black, the Vicky is accented by iconic Fire to Flames art-in-motion artwork completed by the famous airbrush artist Mark Leuck of El Cajon, California. To hard-core enthusiasts, Mr. Leuck is best known for his artistry on the California Kid ’34 Ford 3-Window hero car of 1970s movie fame. Recently, Mark has touched-up and signed his work on this ’34 Ford for the current owner.
Power is delivered by a 350 Chevy small-block mated to a GM 700R4 automatic with a Lokar Gennie shifter. Exhaust is removed by a set of Hooker headers feeding a dual exhaust system including new Flowmaster polished mufflers and tailpipes. Excellent supporting items include a new Edelbrock fuel pump. Underpinnings include a Mustang independent front suspension and Jaguar IRS, with stopping via 4-wheel disc brakes.
The comfortable interior features silver-gray leather upholstery including the headliner and black carpeting. The power-operated driver’s seat faces an original steel dash fitted with Classic gauges and built-in A/C and heater controls and the polished aluminum Flaming River steering column is topped by a leather-wrapped, billet aluminum steering wheel. A remote CD stereo system provides entertainment. Fine details include the freshly re-chromed inside window frames and trunk hinges, plus the addition of front power windows operated by original knob-type marbled handles.
The most recent updates to the Vicky also include the addition of power steering, new Street Fire HEI distributor, a new front bumper, new rear nerf-style bumpers, LED headlights and cowl lights, new windshield chrome framing, new front seat belts, new locking door handles, a new oogah horn, a rear-view camera, a new gas tank, and a new battery, which is discreetly located in the slant-back trunk compartment. Great extras include two highly collectible and original 1934-dated Arizona copper license plates numbered 9BV4 and only issued in the Copper State from ’33 through ’35, and Mark Leuck’s signature on his iconic flaming artwork. This all-steel slant-back ’34 Ford Victoria marks an outstanding offering at Scottsdale and an irreplaceable opportunity for smart collectors and enthusiasts of real street rods. This smart street rod turns heads everywhere it goes, whether in your showroom, in the holiday downtown parade, local car shows, or while out for an enjoyable drive down Route 66.