1947 FORD CUSTOM PICKUP - 189888 Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #1447 1947 FORD CUSTOM PICKUP https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/189888/189888_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1447   1947 FORD CUSTOM PICKUP
Auction Scottsdale 2016
Status Sold
Lot 1447
Year 1947
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN AZ343156
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color TAN
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 545
Transmission 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Lot #1447 - Known as "Henry's Nightmare" (as in Henry Ford), this '47 Ford pickup was professionally built by Tempe, AZ's Bob Harrell at Harrell's Hot Rod Garage. Completed in 2012, it is a one-of-a-kind piece of rolling art with too many body tweaks to fully list. It includes shaved moldings, welded seams, hidden hinges, a fabricated rear roll pan, custom aluminum bed flooring, wheel tubs, and aluminum front-fender wells. The pickup's unique stance and outstanding presence is courtesy of a Chris Alston chassis and modern underpinnings including stainless-steel A-arms, coilover shocks and a narrowed rear four-link. The laser-straight body is finished in deep black topped by Candy Orange marbleized graphics applied by Harrell, who was taught by the late Corky Larson of Phoenix, AZ. Interior and exterior pinstriping was executed by Efrain Gonzalez from Bug's Auto Art in Mesa, AZ. From there to the engine-turned gas cap, detailing is simply exceptional with pure hot rod attitude throughout the build. Henry's original Flathead was replaced by a 545ci Ford big block topped with a Hilborn EFI system. Producing an estimated 800hp with an intimidating look and sound, the engine's spent gases are routed through custom headers and a 3" exhaust system. A Ron Davis Racing aluminum radiator ensures cool running. Details include ARP 12-point stainless-steel bolts outside the engine and cool CNC-machined Ford scripts on the rocker covers. A 3,500-stall C-6 automatic transmission sends power to an aluminum driveshaft and fabricated Ford 9" rear end housing. The 1950s-style interior was trimmed by Peoria, AZ's Hot Rod Interiors by Glen Kramer, featuring pleated tan upholstery and German square-weave carpeting. Other touches include a three-spoke Halibrand leather-wrapped stainless-steel steering wheel, iconic Mooneye gauges and a piston-topped shift knob, with everything flowing together very nicely into a well-integrated overall package, including tasteful pinstripe accents. American Racing Salt Flat wheels provide a perfect crowning touch. Show accolades include the Goodguys 2012 and 2013 Flowmaster American Thunder Award, Goodguys 2012 Hot Hauler award, and Second Place at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show in the Street Machine/Custom Rod class. At the invitation-only Copperstate 1000, Henry's Nightmare was the Mothers Waxes and Polishes Display Truck. Built to maintain its timeless lines with emphasis on modern-day drivability, performance and reliability with virtually no possible expense spared.
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