That’s right. A rescue car. Peter found this car unfinished in California and bought the car, shipped it out to Massachusetts, and used his considerable skills as the owner of a body shop to complete the car. We spotted this on the customer website www.thefactoryfiveforum.com. Here’s what he wrote and here are some pictures of his car. Looks like he is selling it so if you’re in the market for a well-built ’33, you might want to give Peter a call especially if you are in Massachusetts since this car is emissions exempt.
Peter wrote: “There’s nothing like the thrill of stepping into a brand new Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod. Professionally built by Hot Rod Services of Massachusetts, this 2012 car is Chassis # 201. The car has only 83 miles on it, is all shaken down and ready to go. Registered and titled in Massachusetts, it is Massachusetts emissions exempt and all the hard work is already done.
Currently the car is set up as a roadster but it also includes the matching hardtop and glass as well as hood sides should you choose a different look.
Nothing infuses adrenalin into a drive like a fresh Ford Racing 306ci crate V-8 generating 340hp breathing deep through an Edelbrock 600cfm carb perched atop an Edelbrock RPM Performer intake. An MSD ignition sparks it to life while spent gasses exit through ceramic coated headers to a 2 ½-inch chrome exhaust exiting at the rear of the car. Power transfers through a new Tremec T5 transmission to a Ford posi-traction 8.8 rear with 3.55:1 gears.
When it came time to designing the factory options in the car, no expense was spared and the grouping includes the following items: manual transmission tunnel w/ widened foot box, 3-link rear suspension, chrome tilt steering column, electric steering, removable hardtop and glass, power windows, leather seats, rear disc brake kit. Additional upgrades include: Vintage Air A/C, heat and defrost, Cobra front brakes, short through shifter, Chrome dress-up for engine and March Performance pulley system, mini-starter, and Riken Raptor tires on custom 5-spoke chrome wheels. Final touches include HID headlights, Boyd’s aluminum fuel tank, and much more.
The hot rod is finished is a classic combination of a gloss gray powder coated chassis and front suspension while the body features custom-mixed Sherwin Williams Merlot gloss and a black pleated leather interior. This is a Non-Donor car almost all the parts are brand new. There are parts receipts in excess of $48,000 in completing the car. That does not include Assembly, Bodywork and Paint.
This fresh road-ready ’33 Hot Rod is proudly being offered at $59,995.00 Interested parties should contact Peter Bourikas at Hot Rod Services at 617- 799-7378.”