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1938 Ford 81A 650 Miles Purple Coupe

Make: Ford
Model: 81A
SubModel: Deluxe Body Club
Type: Coupe
Trim: Deluxe Body Club
Year: 1938
Mileage: 650
VIN: AZ296308
Color: Purple
Engine: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: El Cerrito, California, United States

1938 Ford 81A Deluxe Body Club Additional Info:

This 1938 Ford 81A Deluxe Body Club 2 Door Coupe (Stock # F13274) is available in our Fairfield, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at or via email at .

Sensational Custom 1938 Ford 81A Deluxe Body Club Coupe

The next amazing vehicle up for grabs in our Fairfield showroom is this gorgeous custom 1938 Ford 81A Deluxe Body Club 2 Door Coupe with Glasurit Ford Ultra Violet urethane exterior... paint and a custom white leather interior. This all steel street rod was built from the ground up with no expense spared throughout, and it’s a multi-trophy winner that was featured in Street Rod Builder Magazine. You’ll find a blown 383 cid V-8 engine under the hood with double 600 Holley carbs, Sportsman rods & Dart II Sportsman heads, Sanderson Ceramic Coated headers, an MSD ignition and a Turbo 350 automatic transmission with a TCI converter. It also has a Mustang II front end with an air-ride suspension, a Lincoln Versailles rear w/ 3.00 gears, four wheel disc brakes, Vintage A/C and just too much more to completely list. You must see this one in person to realize the quality here- this build has a mere 650 miles on the drivetrain!

Outstanding Build Quality & Featured in Street Rod Builder Magazine

This 1938 Ford 81A Club Coupe can be traced all the way back to the original owner in 1938; four total drivers have appeared on the title across its lifetime. The previous owner stripped this beauty down to bare metal and rebuilt it from the ground up with the very best components money can buy, so it drives sensationally and looks like a brand new classic automobile. We have broken down the major customizations and parts below-

The Body

A close-up inspection of this 1938 Ford 81A Coupe reveals an absolutely flawless exterior with high end custom paint, beautiful flowing chrome work and sensational body lines. The polished blower blends seamlessly into the hood like it was there from day one, which accurately summarizes everything about this entire build- extreme elegance and very tasteful. The grille up front looks like a piece of art in itself and the build is completed with 14" Torque-Thrust II wheels with BFG radials up front and 15’s in the rear. You can spend weeks staring at this gorgeous body before fully appreciating the outstanding craftsmanship and sophistication.

The Interior

The interior of this 1938 Ford 81A Deluxe Body Club is also first class with a custom white leather interior extending from floor to ceiling. The dash is finished in the same breathtaking exterior urethane paint and the VDO gauges are mounted on simple stainless to give a beautiful vintage look/feel. Likewise, the chrome floor shifter and the tilt steering column with Banjo steering wheel really stands out as exceptional. You’ll only find the slightest, most minimal signs of wear in the interior anywhere. It would have been very easy to go over the top but the current owner really nailed it- which is why this one keeps bringing home first place trophies wherever it goes.

The Drivetrain

Additionally, this 1938 Ford 81A Deluxe Body Club really goes to another level with a show quality engine compartment that also delivers some serious power. The polished Weiand 6:71 blower really completes the look and all that power is handled nicely with an full air ride suspension with a four link rear setup with a panhard bar and a Mustang II front suspension and a Flaming River rack & pinion steering. With a forged steel crank and so many extras to make this the most complete street rod around, it would be almost impossible to find a higher quality build on the open market.

Multiple Trophy Winner Driven Only 650 Lifetime Miles

Overall, this 1938 Ford 81A Deluxe Body Club Coupe is one of the nicest examples we’ve ever seen and it still has Best in Show potential on practically any stage. You couldn’t build this elite street rod for anything near the current asking price and it’s definitely going to become the pinnacle of one serious collection in the days ahead. It simply won’t last at this price. For more information about this impressive vehicle, visit our Fairfield, California showroom, give us a call a, or email us at . Be sure to mention Stock # F13274 as well.

Legal Disclosures: Specialty Sales Classics has advertised and sold thousands of classic cars since our founding in 1978. We strongly encourage any and all buyers who are unable to view the vehicle in-person to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (by an independent party of their choosing) prior to the purchase. Given the age of many of our vehicles, it is extremely difficult to adequately describe all aspects of each vehicles condition in the limited space available and we have learned that these Pre-Purchase Inspections are helpful to all parties involved.

The information for this vehicle was provided by the current owner and it is not certified by Specialty Sales Classics. Therefore, it is in no way guaranteed as a basis of purchase. Any statements such as original or numbers-matching should be verified independently by the buyer prior to purchase.