’33 Ford wins America’s most beautiful street rod title
Earlier this year we showed you the 1927 Ford that won the coveted America's Most Beautiful Roadster trophy. This car above, a 1933 Ford owned by Harold and Tracy Chapman of Texas, was a close runner-up — but it now has its own bragging rights for winning the Goodguys' America's Most Beautiful Street Rod award last weekend in California.
Built by Chapman in his Customs & Hot Rods of Andice shop, the '33 has been heavily reworked from its original shape, starting with a roof moved backward an inch and a half and continuing through more than 100 custom parts. After languishing in other shops for a decade, the Chapmans chose to finish the car in its "pretty penny" paint color. The interior gauges might look familiar to fans of a different make — they're from a Studebaker, but flipped upside down — and power comes from a 427 Roush Ford V-8. Click through the gallery below for a closeup and some other highlights from the show.