This 1958 Ford Custom two-door sedan has the style of a street machine, and that was done on purpose
After all, when you have Ford’s legendary 406 cubic-inch V8 that also has triple-deuce carbs and the control of four-on-the-floor, you want to make sure you have the attitude to go with your power.
The ’58 Ford is an ideal car to turn into a power car. It already had a muscle car kind of style straight from the factory with the hood scoop, outstretched tail lights, and the wide and intimidating front end. And this one also knows how to take it up a notch. The black and metallic gray color combo has a mean look. Plus, there are upgrades like the polished dual exhaust tips and larger 17-inch REV wheels. But even within the upgrades, there’s also a nice sense of style. That’s why the two-tone utilizes the classic side trim as a border, and the finish went on with care to give the whole car a premium gloss. And the way the whole car fits together means it’s going to get respectful nods for more than just its big power package.
The interior continues the feeling of vintage and upgraded. You have two wide bench seats done in a comfy velour. They are preserved by vinyl covers, but you can feel the plushness of the upholstery on the door panels. It’s a very dark and very clean overall style that makes for an attractive classic. And you’ll appreciate details everywhere from the Ford family crest in the classic steering wheel to provisions for R134a air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) And everything from the SunPro auxiliary readouts to the Hurst floor shifter gets you ready for something special in the engine bay.
The forward-tilt hood gives you a nice full view of the monster motor. The polished valve covers and long air grabber announce you have a serious V8 heart. While a 406 cubic-inch motor is usually enough for most of us, this one goes much further. It has an upgraded intake holding a triple set of Holley dual-barrel carburetors on top. It’s a strong triple-deuce motor that loves to make a powerful sound out of the Flowmaster dual exhaust. And the four-speed manual transmission means you’re in firm control of it all. It’s a car that likes you to feel the road, but it’s also built to be a true driver. So the ride feels confident and comfy. Plus, the upgraded wheels also mean you get to fit modern sports tires that offer better grip.
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Location: Lutz, Florida, United States