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Lot 110

1934 Ford 'Hi-Boy' Three-Window Coupe

  • Chassis no. 18-833933

Sold for $88,000

Bored and stroked Ford F59A flathead V-8 engine with Edelbrock heads, Thickston “hi-rise” intake, and dual Stromberg 97 carburetors; three-speed 1939 Ford manual transmission, four-wheel Buick hydraulic drum brakes, and “Mor-Drop” front axle. Wheelbase: 112 in.

  • Offered from the Jack Boxstrom Collection
  • One of the coolest 1934 chopped ‘Hi-Boys’ ever built
  • Every detail finished to perfection
  • Famed Gilmore Heritage Award winner in 2007

Every aspect of this amazing hot rod coupe, offered from the personal collection of Jack Boxstrom, exudes quality of components and construction. The “all-Henry steel” body sports a perfectly raked, estimated 5-inch chop, accentuated by a black primer “rattle can” paint job. The hood panel, secured by spring-loaded leather straps, shows two double rows of custom louvers, and each bright metal aspect – grille, “spreader bar,” windshield frame, mirrors, headlight brackets, and split wishbones – features a quality triple-chrome polished finish. The top was fitted and the roll pan fabricated by the legendary Dick Dean, often associated with his work for the legendary George Barris. The interior looks, well, period – perfect with its two-tone blue and crème seats, and a full complement of Stewart-Warner gauges.

Engine internals of the bored-and-stroked 24-stud flathead V-8 include a Winfield Super 1A cam and high-compression pistons. Other notable aspects include the “juice brake” conversion, featuring Buick drums; tubular shocks all around; and a Walker-type radiator. The obligatory “big 'n little” Firestones are mounted on a set of “steelies,” fitted with beauty rings and mid-1940s Ford hubcaps.

Today, many major collectors are adding significant hot rods to their stables, as these represent unique examples of a truly American automotive art form. Undoubtedly, this highly detailed and picture-perfect little chopped 1934 coupe, equipped with some of the best “speed equipment” and resembling an image right out of a 1950s issue of Hot Rod, will prove an astute investment on the part of a knowledgeable enthusiast.


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