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Car Porn: Factory Five Racing ’33 Hot Rod

Posted in Cool Stuff, Ford, Hot Rods by Kurt Ernst | February 6th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |
33 Hot Rod

Hardtop, no fenders. Personally, I like the Wehrmacht helmet look of the roof.

I’m pretty much a take-’em-or-leave-’em guy when it comes to cars built before the sixties. Sure, I appreciate the styling and craftsmanship, I just wouldn’t want to own one. Every rule has it’s exception, and mine is the ’32 or ’33 Ford Coupe.

33 Hot Rod

Roadster version. Too much fender and fron tire for my tastes.

Factory Five Racing, purveyors of fine quality Cobra replicas, have introduced a kit called the ’33 Hot Rod. Starting with a steel tube frame chassis, the Factory Five designers sculpted a body that’s wider, lower and more aerodynamic than the original. I see the influence of Boyd Coddington’s AlumaCoupe, and that’s a good thing.

33 Hot Rod

Built like a brick, um, outhouse.

How much will all this retro-tastiness set you back? The chassis and body, sans wheels and tires, motor, transmission, rear end, battery, fuel pump, paint and finishing bits will set you back just under $20k. Factory Five estimates that a complete car can be built for under $40k, including paintwork. That may be a little on the conservative side, since they’ve only estimated $250 for a Ford 4.6 liter V8 from a junkyard. Who wants a hot rod with a stock V8?

33 Hot Rod

How much fun can you have for forty large?

As with any kit car, the final configuration is limited only by the owner’s budget. Factory Five makes kits available in fendered or fenderless versions, with or without a hard top. Interested? Contact Factory Five Racing.

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