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Location: Newberg, OR

Year: 1934

Make: Ford

Model: 5W Coupe

Color: Montego Blue Pearl Metallic

VIN: 18805328

Mileage: 1500


I’ve known Dan Collins for damn near 20 years. Whether he’s taking pen to paper or a torch to steel, he just has a knack for the aesthetic of cool. In his early days, he was one of the young punks behind the traditional hot rod renaissance movement with both his art and his builds. From there, he took a keen interest in bikes and ever since only seems to take time away from his two-wheeled builds to create truly special hot rods. This ’34 coupe is one of those…

Dan built the coupe under his Old Gold Garage Banner and with the intent of debuting the car at the Grand National Roadster Show. That in mind, no expense was spared. He started with a steel ’34 Ford body, chopped the top 3-inches, and filled the cowl. From there, about a million hours were spent getting the car straight and prepped for what the owner calls a “flawless” paint job in Montego Blue Pearl Metallic. Saticoy Auto Body is responsible for the outcome.

It all sits on a stock ’34 frame with a traditional dropped axle hung by split bones up front and a 9-inch rear hung by a leaf spring with ladder bars out back. The brakes are early Ford with Lincoln backing plates. Wheels are chrome reverse, tires are wide and white, and the cheaters out back really prep the car for what’s next.

The drivetrain is something special. John Randazzo was called in by Dan to do the motor work. He started with a 348-inch dubbya motor featuring the factory “Super Turbo Thrust” tri-power (converted to Strombergs 97s with an adaptor), a mild cam (specs in the gallery), and a whole lot of polish work. It’s backed by a T-5 and the before mentioned 9-inch Ford rear with 3:55 gears. This combination provides a good traditional look, but without giving up anything to drivability – stoplight to stoplight or down a long stretch of highway.

The interior shouts “race car.” It’s simple, black, and all about the business at hand. The seats are vinyl with cloth inserts, the carpet is a high-end black weave, and the dash is painted body color. It’s all complimented with a ’51 Ford wheel, a Hurst shifter, and a Stewart Warner gauge set. A vintage Sun tach communicates the important data…

Questions From The Jalopy Journal:

What’s the worst aspect of the coupe?
”The car has only been driven 1,500 miles since completion. I’d say all of the bugs have been worked out at this point. That said, I have noticed that the throttle will occasionally stick. A quick blip fixes the issue. With a little tinkering, this could be ironed out easily. I just haven’t had the time.”

What’s the best aspect of the coupe?
”It’s a fresh all steel ’34 coupe that was built meticulously by a guy that knows what he’s doing. Plus it’s available for far less than it would take to build today.”

Thoughts From The Jalopy Journal:

To me, this is a late 1950’s to early 1960’s dual purpose street/drag car. The best aspect is that the car car is done in a way that it’s almost neutral in style and taste. If you like what you see, the reserve is set far less than the $98,344.90 that the owner has in it. Take it and run like hell.

But also, there’s room for some individual taste injections as well… Maybe you are more of a 60’s showrod guy? Get nuts on the interior, add some panel stripes, and buy yourself some mirrors for your show display.

Or maybe you are a diehard period race car guy? Collect some vintage gauges, maybe add a Bell steering wheel, and be sure to paint your helmet to match…

Point is, the possibilities are endless… But not required.

Got Questions?

No sweat, click on the “discussion” tab to quench any curiosities. The owner will be available with answers…

Bidder Bid amount Bid time
skipitt2 $45,000.00 2023-07-05 20:57:32
mankins1 $41,500.00 2023-07-05 20:38:41
skipitt2 $41,000.00 2023-07-04 19:18:09
kw $36,000.00 2023-06-30 19:50:02
epgonzales $35,000.00 2023-06-27 22:24:46
rotnron2 $31,100.00 2023-06-27 20:28:38
deuce32-uw $31,000.00 2023-06-27 06:31:15
rotnron2 $30,000.00 2023-06-26 21:57:51
jkoconnor $5,000.00 2023-06-26 20:08:09
Start auction $1.00 06/26/2023 11:11:50

Got something to discuss?

11 months 10 days ago

Are the vin numbers still visible on the frame rails in the original location?

11 months 10 days ago

Not on the tails.

11 months 13 days ago

A couple of things I failed to mention in the description. 1.The bench seat is a fixed seat, meaning that if you are over probably 5’8″ then this will be a tight fit. There is no adjusting the seat forward or back or reclining. I am 6’3″ and I am too big to drive it comfortably. New seats can be put in, but I just haven’t done it seeing that I am keeping my other ’34. You probably can tell that there is no AC or heat as well.

11 months 15 days ago

Clear title?

11 months 15 days ago

Yes. We don’t list cars without a clear title. This title has been verified as clean and clear through NMVTIS.

11 months 15 days ago

Does the car have insulation installed/? Where and what kind was used?

11 months 15 days ago

Clay, I am not sure if the vehicle was insulated or not.

11 months 16 days ago

Was talking to Dan Collins about the car today. He mentioned something I didn’t notice – the frame is painstakingly pinched from the firewall forward to afford a snugger fit to the grill. Neat detail.

11 months 15 days ago

Hello Ryan. That is an interesting detail. Does that mean that, if I wanted to, I will have a difficult time adding an original hood?

11 months 15 days ago

Not necessarily. Cowl and grill are stock. Hood sides might taper more, but you’d have to fit a hood on an original car anyway…