Dave Sydorick 1934 Ford Roadster
The ’34’s body was reshaped in fiberglass and mounted on a modified chassis built by the master himself, Larry Sergejeff. The wheelbase is 116-inch which allowed Boyd to reshape and offer a larger interior than the original. Boyd Coddington’s Garage craftsmen sculpted all of the aluminum parts including the windshield posts and the three mirrors. An all aluminum hand-formed 3-piece hood was mated to an original 1933 reshaped Ford grille shell and incorporated with a D.F. Metalworks insert and King Bee headlamps mounted up front. The interior is monochromatic in tan leather including the Recaro seats door panels, kick panels and rear firewall. The carpet is a square-weave similar to that used in Porsche 356.
– Body Style: 1933 Ford
– Engine: Fuel-injected Corvette LT-1 V8
– Transmission: Three-speed auto
– Front Suspension: Independent A-arms in front, Corvette multi-link independent rear
– Shocks: Carrera coilover
– Tires: Goodyear Eagle 205/45ZR16 front and 285/45ZR18 rear
– Wheels: One off custom wheels 16×7 front and 18×10 rear.
– Steering Type: Fiat rack & pinion
– Shifter: Modified Gennie Shifter
– Brakes: Wilwood power-assisted disc brakes
– Seats: Recaro
– Upholstery: Boyds, in house, (one of the very few).
My dad used to always say, “nothing to good to butcher” and “hot rods are built to drive”. So came the opportunity in 1996 when Motor Trend called requesting the loan of Dave’s ‘34 to match against a classic highboy roadster called “Rodstored” by good friend Pete Chapouris and the anticipated Plymouth Prowler. Despite the time span in technology, both hot rods performed exceedingly well.
Clean smooth lines and the impressive presence, this hot rod is quintessential of the Boyd Look™. Boyd Built hot rods and custom cars have consistently demonstrated appreciating value as collector’s items, proven at this years Barrett Jackson Auction. David Sydorick’s ’34 Roadster will surely continue that tradition.