UPDATE 3/4/17 – The seller just left a comment and offered to drop the price to $10k! He has invested $18k and has a folder of receipts to prove it. Seems like a bargain to us!
FROM 2/17/17 – I know, some of you will say that installing a Chevy engine in a Ford or vice versa should be a crime! But I have to say, this Shoe-box Ford is strangely appealing to me. The paint job is a bit interesting, but with a Chevy 350 crate engine sitting under the hood, it would be a great daily driver that will strike up conversations anywhere you take it! Imagine the look on people’s faces when you pop the hood and they see Chevy valve covers. You can find this mix up here on craigslist in Palm Coast, Florida with a $14k asking price.
I will admit for a none original Shoe-box with a Chevy engine under the hood, the asking price does seem a bit rich to me. But if you were to try and build something like this yourself, you would easily have that much or more into it. Really, my only complaint with this one is the current paint job, but I could live with it until I could afford to do something different with it.
Heck, I even like the ride height! I usually don’t like when cars are lowered, but it just looks right in this case. And since they used lowering spindles, rather than airbags or cut springs, it shouldn’t have a huge impact on ride quality. And even if it does add some harshness, the interior looks comfortable enough to make up for most shortcomings.
I think this Ford would actually be a fun buy! An all original Club Coupe would be worth more, but if you are going to actually drive it on a daily basis, this would be a better choice. The 350 would allow you to keep up with modern traffic just fine and it would get you lots of attention at events (it might not all be good attention though). And you won’t have to feel bad driving it or making changes to it, which is a nice plus. So would you make this Shoe-box your daily driver as is? Or would it need to have a Ford engine reinstalled before you could bring it home?