Matching Kustom ’34 Ford & Chopper Set For Auction

Renowned Kar Kustomizer Rick Dore’s Art Deco-influenced ’34 Ford Roadster is the perfect example of his gifted sensibility for design. In a world where ’34 Ford street rods are commonplace, Rick’s approach stands out, winning top honors at the 2004 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, including Best of Show and the Ford Heritage Award, among many others.

And if you attend the Bonhams & Butterfields auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum on November 12, 2011, it can be yours.

Starting with a Stage 3 TCI chassis, Rick then used a billet Ride Technologies ShockWave to give the ’34 that special stance via a Ford nine-inch rear.

An aluminum-headed 345-horsepower Ford Racing 302 crate motor with chrome accessories reflects against the polished stainless steel firewall. Breathing duties come from Hooker headers with a custom Flowmaster 2.5-inch exhaust and mufflers. Hooked to the motor is a new Ford C-4 automatic.

Dore also designed a chromed, one-off DuVall-styled windshield frame that was chopped one inch with the A-pillars angled parallel to one another. Out back, he extended the rear pan 13 inches, and 1936 Ford rear fenders with flush-mounted fender skirts were fabricated from scratch.

Inside, custom door panels, bucket seats, and Colorado Custom billet steering wheel have been upholstered in white Italian Mother of Pearl vinyl. The dashboard, tops of the doors, and area behind the seats have all been sculpted and flow down into the center console. A pair of Classic Instruments gauges are encapsulated by Motorhead Jewelry surrounds.

Sound over the top? Then the piece de resistance is the matching Chopper motorcycle offered separately. As part of the collection of the late John O’Quinn, this 1934 Ford and matching Chopper will make you the most popular guy or gal at school even if the Homecoming Committee ignored you last year.

About the author

Diego Rosenberg

Diego is an automotive historian with experience working in Detroit as well as the classic car hobby. He is a published automotive writer in print and online and has a network of like-minded aficionados to depend on for information that's not in the public domain.
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