1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe – The 1934 Ford (the Model 40B) was not as substantial a model year change as the previous two years had been. Noticeable changes included a flatter grille with a wider surround and fewer bars, straight hood louvers, two handles on each side of the hood, smaller head lights and cowl lamps, and a reworked logo. The bare metal dash insert was replaced by painted steel. The 1934 Ford V-8 is infamous as being the vehicle in which the notorious Depression-era bandits Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed. On May 23, 1934, the two outlaws were traveling in a stolen 1934 Ford sedan in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, when a heavily armed law enforcement posse opened fire and riddled their car with bullets and buckshot, killing both and bringing an end to the infamous gang.
Unlike the famous ’34 Ford above, the only crime the builder of this 3-window coupe is guilty of is having to much fun in his hot rod! As is often the case these days, the price of restoring a classic escalates quickly. Once you’ve started, it’s just too hard to walk away without seeing the end result ….. thousands of dollars later. This Coupe is one of those vehicles and because of the time and money spent, the owner decided to hold onto the car for several years, take her to shows, and truly enjoy the experience. His collection has now grown much larger, new toys have filled the bays, and it is time to part with this beautiful ’34. This hotrod is a California Street Rod with a Downs fiberglass body and a 2″ chop top built by Pete & Jake. Only the hood and engine side panels are steel. It was built to drive and has been to shows all over the south. Just under 16k miles of show-to-show miles to be exact. Therefore, it is loaded with creature comforts to make the rides enjoyable. A complete list of features includes; 350 V8, Auto, Mustang II Front Suspension, Front Disc Brakes, Power Steering, A/C, Power Windows, Genie Shifter, LeCarra Steering Wheel, VDO Billet Gauges, Pioneer AM/FM/CD, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Chrome Grill, Chrome Bumpers, Tow Package, 15″ Chrome Wheels, and thick BF Goodrich Tires! Under the hood you will find a; Jegs Aluminum Intake, Edelbrock 4bbl Carb, Holley Fuel Pump, HEI Distributor & Wires, and double cooling fans. The exterior is finished in a beautiful black with custom flames and features a stunning gray Paul Adkins interior. The suicide doors open with a secret magnetic entry for security and clean lines. And speaking of doors, the yellow “Texas Ol’ Man” (opposite of California Kid) stickers on the door come off easily if this Ford needs a new name once home in your garage. If you are looking for a ’34 Ford Coupe that drives as great as it looks, you definitely couldn’t build a twin for under $45k.