1933 Ford V8 Roadster

The second classic Ford car to boast a V8 engine, this was one of the first vehicles to bring power and prowess to the masses. 

  • V8s had been available in pricey luxury and sports automobiles; but, until 1932, hadn’t been available on mass-produced – and in turn: cheaper – models
  • Its development is a classic case of one-upmanship. In 1929, Chevrolet introduced a straight-six cylinder engine in its mass produced models: clearly superior to Ford's Model A, Chev had Ford licked. In response, Henry Ford ordered his team to develop an engine that could compete.
  • This car is also more Old World than American in styling – thanks to Sir Percival Perry, the managing director of Ford in England
  • The result? We think it's rather beautiful
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