The phrase “new classic” is an oxymoron, but thanks to a kit car company called Factory Five Racing, it is indeed possible to have a fresh-built car with retro looks.
“Brand new build, just completed in 2022 and with only 140 miles,” the listing states. “Titled as a 1933 Ford, this car was in fact just recently assembled. The beauty of owning such a vehicle is the ability to enjoy modern creature comforts, reliability, and chassis architecture with the look of an old-school ride.”
According to its website, Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995 and has grown from a small start-up in a garage to becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of component car kits. The company employs 40 people full-time and is based in Wareham, Massachusetts about an hour south of Boston. Available kits include a replica of the 427 Shelby Cobra, the 1965 World Championship Daytona Coupe, pickups, hot rods, and other models. Each kit comes essentially as a built-it-yourself project, including everything minus the drivetrain — it’s like assembling a life-sized, real-world diecast model car.
This replica was painted two-tone orange and silver metallic, and the look is completed by a color-matched removable hardtop, an aggressive coilover suspension, and 17-inch wheels with polished lips. The doors are front-hinged, and a subtle cutout behind each door offers an exhaust outlet.
Removable side panels up front allow for exposure and display of the engine bay, which houses a 302cid Ford V8 in keeping with the Ford body design. Performance upgrades include a Holley 650cfm carburetor and headers, with power being channeled rearward through a Tremec five-speed manual transmission and a nine-inch rear end.
“Pictures speak for themselves,” the seller states. “This is a brand-new car. Car is registered in titled in California as a 1933 Ford, so very easy registration upon transfer at DMV in your state.”
As much fun as it is to build a project car, some enthusiasts would rather just get in the car, turn the key, and drive. This hot rod is perfect for that type of person. The seller is asking $39,000.