Move The Slantback Forward: 1937 Ford Tudor

'37 Ford front

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Is it time to pick up the pieces and put her back together? Listed here on eBay, garaged in Mesa, Arizona, is this 1937 Ford Tudor Slantback with zero bids at the time of writing and a starting price of $7.5K.

37 Ford engine

This is an all steel and original ’37. The engine, a Model 78 Flathead V8 with 85hp and, according to the seller, hand cranks freely. The original factory green paint is still on the engine.

'37 Ford project

All the interior panels and seats are said to be “OK”. The “linings” are missing. The next owner may want to recover the door-cards and find a headliner. All the glass needs to be replaced as well.

'37 Ford parts

Parts section “A” of the garage is said to have surface rust only on those parts.

37 Ford parts 2nd

In section “B”, the left front, left rear fenders and the grill will need some body work done, but are still here.

'37 Ford left side

This ’37 Tudor Slantback is said to have had only two family owners since new. The original spare tire is included and the car has restored wheels, brakes and new tires on her. All the hardware is bagged and tagged, as we like it, and the buyer is also including “extra” new and used parts.  There is not an inventory provided of the “extra” parts in the package. This appears to be a great start though. We don’t think the boxed “tree” is included in this purchase, but you will have to ask. Are you up to finishing this and do you want to?



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  1. DENIS

    Would make a neat old rod…needs to lower price a bit…

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  2. RayT

    I’d do this one up totally bone-stock. Love the look of the ’37, especially in Tudor form, and think the 85-horse Flattie is enough to get the car out of its own way.

    They do make lovely hotrods, but part of that is because they are such neat machines just the way they came from the factory.

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  3. Blindmarc

    Could put a low hp v8 in it and have a nice ride.

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  4. jim s

    looks like it could be a vintage dirt track racing car with a little work. nice find.

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  5. Goof

    It would be a shame to turn this into a street rod.

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  6. geomechs geomechsMember

    This one really jumped out at me. I’m really partial to this period of Ford, especially the Slant-back. I had a ’38 Ford Std. Slant-back that got boosted right out from under my nose and disappeared. I’d love to have a chance to try it again, even if it’s a year older. The two are nearly identical. The ’38 engine (81A) had 14 mm plugs compared to the 18s that the ’37 had. If it were a little closer…

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    • Mark S

      Sorry to hear that you lost your car to a thief, I’d be pretty ticked off by that. If you really want another one it will come your way, they are still out there. This car looks like a lot of work but worth saving. The seller has done some of the mechanical work which does shorten the load. If it were mine I’d do a stock resto.

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  7. Jason Houston

    People think Phoenix is the Holy Land of Stratospheric Car Prices. (It’s not.)

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  8. Texas Tea

    I like these cars, but I would not be interested in any ones basket case projects. Not worth the time and effort for me.

    Don’t take it a part if you are not committed to the end run. I know, easier said than done.

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    • Mark S

      For me it would depend on the basket case. A car like this is ok but something more complex like a Lamborghini would out of the question. You are right though Texas Tea, who really wants some ones half done project. Part missing things that are done and now need to be redone. The price needs to reflect the fact that it is a basket case, which in my mind might be less than the original unrestored car.

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  9. maurice perreault

    i sure would like to do a 37 slant 2 door but i think they are all overpriced sure there worth good price when done you will have more in it than its worth

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