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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale June 20th-22nd at Russo and Steele’s inaugural Newport Beach, California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
Without a doubt, this 1948 Ford Woodie is one of the country’s finest. Fresh with less then 1,500 miles since completion, it is ready to cruise and show. Built by renowned Woodie expert “Teddy Z” from Romulus, Michigan over two and half years, it features superior wood throughout with meticulous attention to detail and fit throughout. Subtle, tasteful custom touches include a completely reworked and smoothed 1941 Ford dash, perfectly fitted with timeless countersunk gauges, and a small-diameter tilt steering column from an early Chevy van with a tasteful welded and smoothed column drop topped off by a “Banjo” wheel. The interior features Tan Ultra-Naugahyde-upholstered seats, a beautiful Maple headliner and contrasting Maple and Mahogany door panels. Vintage Air and heat, plus an AM/FM CD stereo with hidden speakers complete the interior.
Subtle exterior mods include 1937 Ford taillights with hand-made stanchions, the rear bumper was moved up two inches, tucked in two inches, and fitted with a 1949 Chevy license frame that was narrowed by two inches. A custom 16-gauge gravel shield was fitted between the rear bumper and body. The rear window was lengthened 5/8-inch inch to eliminate the original rear rubber seal. The front bumper was narrowed four inches and tucked in by one inch. The fender trim was removed, welded, and metal finished for an overall smooth look.
The brand new 290 hp 350 cu. in. GM Goodwrench crate engine is outfitted with a Dura-shine Edelbrock intake and carb, and topped off with Billet Specialties dress-up items. It is mated to a new THM 350 automatic and coupled to an 8-inch Ford rear end with parallel leaf springs. The front suspension consists of a Mustang II front cross member mounted up one inch with dropped spindles and lowered coils. Rack-and-pinion steering and power disc brakes add modern drivability. The Black Haartz cloth top is super tight and fits like a glove. Super deep Black paint and the 18- and 20- inch Billet Specialties wheels finish off this amazing-looking, excellent running and driving Hot Rod Woodie.