Pick of the Day: 1933 Ford hot rod

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

The phrase “new classic” is an oxymoron, but thanks to a kit car company called Factory Five Racing, it is indeed possible to have a fresh-built car with retro looks.

The Pick of the Day is a 1933 Ford hot rod listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in San Jose, California. (Click the link to view the listing)

1933 Ford hot rod

“Brand new build, just completed in 2022 and with only 140 miles,” the listing states. “Titled as a 1933 Ford, this car was in fact just recently assembled. The beauty of owning such a vehicle is the ability to enjoy modern creature comforts, reliability, and chassis architecture with the look of an old-school ride.”

According to its website, Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995 and has grown from a small start-up in a garage to becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of component car kits. The company employs 40 people full-time and is based in Wareham, Massachusetts about an hour south of Boston. Available kits include a replica of the 427 Shelby Cobra, the 1965 World Championship Daytona Coupe, pickups, hot rods, and other models. Each kit comes essentially as a built-it-yourself project, including everything minus the drivetrain — it’s like assembling a life-sized, real-world diecast model car.

1933 Ford hot rod

This replica was painted two-tone orange and silver metallic, and the look is completed by a color-matched removable hardtop, an aggressive coilover suspension, and 17-inch wheels with polished lips. The doors are front-hinged, and a subtle cutout behind each door offers an exhaust outlet.

Removable side panels up front allow for exposure and display of the engine bay, which houses a 302cid Ford V8 in keeping with the Ford body design. Performance upgrades include a Holley 650cfm carburetor and headers, with power being channeled rearward through a Tremec five-speed manual transmission and a nine-inch rear end.

Ford 302cid V8

“Pictures speak for themselves,” the seller states. “This is a brand-new car. Car is registered in titled in California as a 1933 Ford, so very easy registration upon transfer at DMV in your state.”

As much fun as it is to build a project car, some enthusiasts would rather just get in the car, turn the key, and drive. This hot rod is perfect for that type of person. The seller is asking $39,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.