A Classic Reborn: The 1936 Ford Tudor with a High-Octane Heart

by AutoExpert   |  21 November, 2023

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Let's take a stroll down memory lane with a twist. You know those classic cars that make you stop and stare? Well, imagine one with a heartbeat straight from the '90s—a Ford Taurus SHO V6—tucked neatly into the body of a 1936 Ford Tudor.

Yep, it exists, and it's a masterpiece that took 14 years to craft.

1936 Ford Tudor

The Timeless Tudor Transformation

This isn't your run-of-the-mill restoration. It's a restomod that respects its roots while embracing the now. The creator kicked things off back in '97, slicing and dicing, chopping and channeling, to bring this beauty into the 21st century. The windshield frame got a redo, the roof was smoothed over, and those front fenders got a little extra curve. And let's not forget the door handles—shaved off for that sleek, clean look we all love.

1936 Ford Tudor

A Dash of Daring Design

The front end's no slouch either. It sports a '37 Tudor hood, Porsche 911 headlights, and custom LED taillights snug in Beetle housings. And those Talbot-style mirrors? They're like the cherry on top.

1936 Ford Tudor

Dressed to Impress

Coated in BMW Space Gray Metallic by the pros at KR Custom Body and Paint, this Tudor struts its stuff with hand-laid maroon pinstriping. Rolling on Halibrand-style wheels—16 inches in the front, 17 in the back—it's got that vintage vibe on lock.

1936 Ford Tudor

Under the Hood

Pop the hood, and you'll find that Taurus SHO V6 paired with a five-speed Borg Warner T5 stick shift. It might not outmuscle a new Mustang, but with 220 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque, it's got enough oomph to leave its original specs in the dust.

1936 Ford Tudor

Suspension that Means Business

The underpinnings? All modern, baby. Think Mustang independent front suspension, stainless steel goodies, and Aldan Eagle adjustable coilovers for a ride that's as smooth as it is stylish.

1936 Ford Tudor

Inside the Time Capsule

Step inside, and Tony Miller's handiwork shines in the upholstery department. A '40s dash, Acura Integra seats, and a vintage air system meld past and present.

1936 Ford Tudor

And yes, it's got modern must-haves: electric windows, cruise control, and a stealthy Alpine sound system for those sweet road trip tunes.

1936 Ford Tudor

The Street Rod That Stands Out

This Tudor's more than just a pretty face; it's a street rod that's snagged its share of the limelight, bagging the Al Slonaker Memorial Award and turning heads in Street Rodder magazine.

1936 Ford Tudor

Source: Carbuzz.com

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