Ready for a Rock Star: ’32 Ford Victoria Street Rod Limo
Rarely we see a 1930s Ford Victoria street rod stretched into a custom long-wheel base limo like this one. So it’s a treat to see one go for sale this year at the Vicari Auctions. The body and frame take the limelight even though the engine and interior have as many high-class features. Let’s take a short tour and poke around the motor before we climb inside.
Vicari’s listing is light on info so judging from a past listing on TCCFS the owner states over $150K invested, “put into this high-quality build.” You can bet most of the vague final sum went into chopping, stretching, refitting and reassembling the frame and body panels. Looks OEM quality even using some Cadillac steel doesn’t it? Talented owner heading up this project sounds like he’s built a solid team of technicians and craftsman.Tip of the hat to the new KIA Snow White Pearl paint; accents nicely.
Powering this street rod limo is a 1993 GM 350 LT-1 V8 with roughly 10K miles on it since its custom completion. It fires out through a GM 700 R4 auto gearbox with overdrive to a Ford 9” rear with a 373 final drive. Stopping performance is assisted with power on the discs all-around helping controllability which is crucial adding lbs. The handling department is well-suited for harsh roads and new weight fitted with four-corner fully-adjustable system; air suspension up front and 4-link coilover setup in rear. Sounds modern and comfy, nice era-looking ride contemporary operating dream boat.
Step to the interior wrapped in grippy yet smooth gray cloth hroughout. The pilot’s quarters are finished with luxuries like a tight digital dash, backup camera, tilt-telescoping Banjo steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and powered everything. There’s even infotainment placed about with an intercom and a rear facing tube TV’s. The suicide rear doors complete the street rod feel, look and heritage. No dates set for Tampa Bay Vicari but stay tuned for dates to release. Get yourself some Banjo steering.
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