• Sep 12, 2008
Click above for more shots of the '33 Hot Rod from Factory Five Racing

Factory Five currently sells the most popular Shelby Cobra kit by far. One of the reasons that more people build the FFR Cobra than all other Shelby kits combined is that it's the easiest one to finish, as it comes with everything needed minus a donor Mustang. That same philosophy is behind the new '33 Hot Rod kit from FFR. Any small block Ford V8 engine will fit, along with the buyers choice of transmission and a Ford rear end. The benefits to starting with a completely new foundation rather than an existing Ford product from the '30s are apparent when you take a look at that triangulated tube chassis and its in-board coil-over front suspension. Plus, with just 2110 pounds. to push around with its fiberglass body, this is one '33 that will have no problem getting out of its own way.

Want one? The kits are currently priced at just under $20K and are shipping now. A short wait 'till December will ensure that no parts are on back-order. That should give you plenty of time to source an appropriate engine, transmission and rear axle and rolling stock. Now, all you need to do is pick a color.


[Source: Factory Five Racing via NextAutos]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      They do make a roadster version.. in fact the hardtop pictures costs an additional $1500
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now it just needs a flame paint job.

      Those wheels are awesome BTW, nothing better to match a hot rod or piece of American muscle
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like what I see but can't understand why all you so called hot rod lovers rejected the "PROWLER" put out by Chrysler a few years back! It had all the up to date safety features you'll have to add to this coup to make it STREET LEGAL! from what i see here is a bunch of would be Hot Rodders who have never worked for two years to build a car that looked just like this offering from FFR!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I ADDED A TURBO TO MINE AND WAS CONTENT AFTER I HAD THE TRANNY GONE OVER AND BEEFED BY BELL AUTO PARTS IN CAL! IT BECAME AN AUTO STICK AND SMOKED THE TIRES EVERY TIME IT SHIFTED AT MY COMMAND! IT WAS RED LINED AT 7000! IT DID A SATISFACTORY 11:23 136 MPH IN A 1/4 BEATING OUT A MUSTANG II WITH A BEEFED 302 AND A 5 SPD! NOT BAD FOR A CAR WITH NO MUSCLE AND AN AUTOMATIC HUH?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow that looks hot and its not to blingy. What a hot rod roadster should look like.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Probably the best driving '32/33 roadster kit out there due to the spaceframe chassis. Who knows why nobody else thought about it.
      However, it is overpriced for such a basic vehicle. The spaceframe seems to be much less sophisticated then their other offerings.
      • 6 Years Ago
      gorgeous. One of the best hot-rod vehicles of all time.
      do they make this kit in a roadster?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it better with no body. That would be a fun drive!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can the chassis be bought separately and then used with your own steel body? Or might there be a steel body available later on? I love the chassis, but I'm not to crazy about fiberglass.
      • 6 Years Ago
      needs a blown hemi with a lenco and some larger rear tires.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hey are open-wheel cars street-legal? I thought there were regs that say you have to have the body or a splashguard over each wheel... or something like that?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is amazing. i love everything Factory Five produces and plan on getting one of their kits.