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Fifties Hot Rod Stored 52 Years: 1933 Ford Five Window Coupe

You could argue that many of us frequent Barn Finds because the vehicles here remind us of our past and the fondness that hindsight bestows upon our memories.  The sad thing is that as much as we would like… more»

Lexus-Powered 1937 Ford Hot Rod Pickup

I’ve always viewed traditional Hot Rods as the ultimate custom cars. Their creators let their imagination off the leash, and typically, all that remains of the original car is its body. Such is the case with this 1937 Ford… more»

Coffin Nose Custom: 1937 Cord 812 Project

Choosing an appropriate candidate for a project build can be challenging, especially for enthusiasts who march to the beat of a different drummer. A custom or hot rod often provides the best solution, but there is still a danger… more»

Old School Cool: 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe Hot Rod

I’ve sometimes wondered whether we ever reach an age where using the word “cool” is inappropriate. I hope not because it is the best word to describe this 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe. This classic is an old-school Hot Rod… more»

BF Exclusive: 1937 Ford Convertible Coupe

Modern cars are often referred to as “cookie-cutter” vehicles. Manufacturers typically follow the same generic recipe, producing cars that almost redefine the term bland. Some people want to march to the beat of a different drummer and slip behind… more»

Refresh or Refurbish: 1936 Ford Pickup Hot Rod

In the yin and yang of the automotive world, the salad days of old car restoration of the sixties through the eighties were met with an equal and opposing force in the form of hot rodding.  Thousands of old… more»

Old-School Cool: 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe

I sometimes wonder whether we ever reach an age where using the word “cool” to describe something is no longer appropriate. I hope not because that word perfectly suits this 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe. It has been created to… more»

Old-School Cool: 1932 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

It could almost be said that hot rods developed out of necessity. Their creators typically didn’t have the cash available to buy the latest and greatest Detroit offering. They would adapt whatever was available on hand or could be… more»

Nailhead Powered: 1930 Ford Hot Rod

Some classics are so stunning they almost defy the written word. Such is the case with this 1930 Ford Hot Rod. The attention to detail is exceptional, and its bullet-proof drivetrain combination features a modern twist that should offer… more»

’70s Build: 1934 Ford Three-Window Coupe Hot Rod

The hot rod scene was born out of equal parts necessity and ingenuity. A segment of society didn’t have the funds to lay their hands on the latest performance offerings from Detroit, but they wanted to go fast. Therefore,… more»

Custom Roadster! 1971 Jaguar XJ6

Meet JAGROD, a custom roadster hand-built by the seller about nine years ago.  The project started off with a 1971 Jaguar XJ6 but morphed into the cool one-of-a-kind two-seater you can see here on eBay.  This one’s pretty impressive,… more»

Traditional Build: 1928 Ford Model A Roadster

A funny thing happened to hot rods in the past decade or so.  Somehow, the trends slid away from Chip Foose and Boyd Coddington “billet” builds and returned to the traditional hot rod template that emerged before and after… more»

Rumble Seat Rod! 1929 Ford Model A Roadster

It’s not a fun subject to think about, and while I wish the rodding community was exempt from aging and getting older it happens here too, and sadly, the owner of this 1929 Ford Model A is facing some… more»

Weiand 12-Pak Included! 1931 Chevrolet Sedan

Typically, an unfinished project will leave a new owner with decisions to make and the prospect of spending considerable cash on new drivetrain components if the existing configuration doesn’t meet their requirements. That’s what makes this 1931 Chevrolet Sedan… more»

Hot Rods and Saabs: Maine Auto Auction!

We love seeing listings for estate clean-outs and auctions for whole car collections, as the variety of parts, cars, tools, and signage is usually pretty entertaining. This upcoming auction at a property in Maine is no exception, with a… more»

Old School Cool: 1954 Austin Healey 327 V8 Hot Rod!

California was ground zero for the rod and custom scene starting in the 1940s. So-Cal Speed Shop, Hollywood Motors, Dean Batchelor, Vic Edelbrock, Von Dutch – never was there more fertile grounds for hot rod creation than Southern California…. more»

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