For Sale: 1934 Ford Roadster in Delray Beach, Florida

Vehicle Description

Body: 34 Ford Roadster Body Built By Minotti Fiberglass. Though no longer building bodies, Minotti’s chopped 1933 three window bodies were regarded as one of the finest bodies available and were over $10,000 new. This body is unique in that it is chopped and channeled. Body includes all garnish moldings, dash and interior panels along with the windshield. Doors are hung and latches are mounted. Doors shut like a new car.

Paint: Unknown blue color, but is in great shape and shines up nicely.  

Chasis: "Original” 1934 Ford Frame Fully Boxed

Car Logo: Clay Smith Cams – Mr. Horsepower. The image is a caricature of legendary hot rod guru Clay Smith (1915-1954), well known for his red hair.  The “Mr. Horsepower” legacy began in the early 1930’s with camshafts that were literally hand-ground by Clay Smith to high performance specifications. His technical expertise was recognized by the industry and racers were mesmerized by the overall performance of his products. Although he specialized in camshafts, his high-performance engines were setting world speed records.

Engine: 1955 Dodge Red Ram Hemi (Est 183-193 HP). The engine starts right up every time and provides a "classic" hemi sound through the straight headers dumped just in front of the suicide doors. Dodge's Red Ram Hemi was third in the company's increasingly successful series of Hemispherical-combustion-chambered V-8 engines: Chrysler's FirePower Hemi displaced 331 cubic inches and churned out 180 horsepower when it was introduced in 1951; a year later, it was De Soto's turn, and its 276-cu in Hemi also put out 180hp. It had been 20 years since an eight-cylinder had been available in a Dodge, but when its version launched for the 1953 model year, it was rated at 140 horsepower from 241 cubic inches and 7.1: compression. In '54, compression was bumped to 7.5:1 and the power rating rose as well, to 150hp in Dodge's 40th anniversary year.

Dodge's Red Ram Hemi had the smallest bore center distance of any of Chrysler Corporation's Hemi engines, at 4.1875 inches. Did it work? As an engineering triumph, you bet. Though Hemi-headed engines had been used by racing and high-end brands in the pre-war era, it took Chrysler to bring them to mainstream America in the post-war era. Among other advantages: The shape of the combustion chamber allowed a central spark plug location for more efficient fuel ignition, and valve sizes grew because they didn't rub shoulders with one another, as they did in conventional engines. A better burn and bigger valves meant more power. Chrysler's Hemi weighed in at the same 331-cu in displacement as the mighty Cadillac V-8, and the Mopar put out 20 more horsepower. And Dodge dropped theirs into every body style it offered: coupe, sedan, wagon, convertible, whatever.

Displacement grew rapidly, as did Dodge's cars, through the 1950s: an overbore in 1955 brought displacement to 270 cubes and 150 hp.  The Century's hemispherical V-8 lasted into the mid-1980s. Since that time, the term Mopar has basically become synonymous in automotive circles with any Chrysler-built vehicle, which would include Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Plymouth, Imperial and DeSoto.

Carburetor: Holley 600 CFM, Four Barrel

Transmission: 700 R4 3-Speed Automatic with a Roadrunner Torque Converter that transfers the power to a 4-Link 9-Inch Ford (370 POSI) and Strange Axles.  An overdrive shift switch is under dash on left side of steering column. 

Shifter: B&M Megashifter - The B&M MegaShifter is a quality shifter that's been one of the most popular automatic shifters of all time. The MegaShifter’s positive ratcheting function won't allow you to over shift and miss a gear at that critical moment, along with the park-reverse lockout feature.  The look and feel of the T-handle and accordion style shift boot really shows off the racing heritage of the MegaShifter. Other features include a black console that fits with the floor for a perfect fit, brand new 5 foot shifter cable, cable brackets, transmission shift levers, chrome plated top plate with lighted gear indicator.

Front Suspension: Mustang II Independent Front Suspension (IFS)

Four Wheel Disc Brakes

Shocks: QA1 Coil-over Springs (Front and Rear)

Wheels & Tires: 15" aluminum wheels on the front with 195/60R15 Tires and 17" aluminum wheels in the rear with P235/70R17 Tires.


Vehicle Details

  • 1934 Ford Roadster
  • Listing ID: CC-1746733
  • Price: $29,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Delray Beach, Florida
  • Year:1934
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Roadster
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:5820
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine Condition:Running
Listed By:
Private Seller

Contact Seller

Characters /500
 Sign me up for the Newsletter
By contacting this seller you accept Visitors Agreement.
Interested in something else? Search these similar vehicles...