Known as the “Zephster Special,” this vintage-styled hot rod features a channeled body over a stretched chassis, as well as a V12 sourced from a 1941 Lincoln Zephyr. If you and your buddies are into vintage-styled retro hot rods, this is the car for you. It’ll stand out more than any other ’29-’32 Ford roadster repowered with a small-block Chevrolet V8 — if you take this thing to a car show, you’d better have time to talk to everyone there.
The seller only includes basic information in this car’s listing, noting things like the 292-ci flathead V12 and a ’40 Ford transmission coupled to a Winters quickchange rear end. The rod also features double pitman arm steering (via a Ford tractor steering box), chrome headers, an I-beam front axle, and hydraulic brakes (a must for use in modern traffic). The wheels are vintage-looking Ford-style spoked units, and although this is a relatively recent build, even the tires look correct for a rod constructed in the late-’40s.
The body has been given a number of modifications, too, including louvers punched in the decklid, a channel job over the frame rails, and more. But the best part is inside the cockpit, where both the driver and passenger sit among some of the mechanical components, like the transmission and torque tube.
A lot of time and effort clearly went into this car’s build, and while its vintage parts may make it a little less comfortable out on the road, they give it a cool factor that you just can’t find in modern automatic transmission and a/c-equipped street rods. Click the link to view the eBay listing: 1929 Ford Roadster