The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 192
1927 Essex Five-Window Sedan Custom

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1927 Essex Five-Window Sedan Custom

• A roomy and practical full custom
• Modern drivetrain handles highway speeds easily
• Incredible leather and chrome interior with bolstered bucket seats
• Very clean and well-restored

302 cid V-8 engine, 275 HP, five-speed manual gearbox, custom coil spring front suspension, rear custom leaf springs, four-wheel power disc brakes; wheelbase: 110

Essex only lasted on its own from 1918-1922 but was rescued by the Hudson Motor Company from 1922-1933. While Henry Ford is credited with inventing the affordable car, it was Essex that made enclosed cars affordable. This Essex utilizes an original five-window coupe body as the starting point for this wonderful build. The panel work, door fit, and deep blue paint finishes on the Essex are truly first class all the way, with a classic look and all the comfort and convenience that a tall, suicide-door vehicle allows. The restoration is just a year old, and the dash, the door sills, and painted running boards are all likewise beautiful and show no wear. The stance is perfect, with big and little American Racing mags all around, a lowered fully custom independent suspension, and modern highway radials. There's not a lot of flash or chrome on the exterior of the car, but it is all in excellent shape and is tastefully done.

The show car 302 V-8 engine is fully dressed for a night on the town, with a classic Edelbrock 2x4 carb and aluminum manifold set up and a Thumper roller cam. Polished heads, aluminum radiator, lots of billet and chrome, and a clean presentation throughout is truly a beautiful sight for any gear head. Power hits the ground through a floor-shifted five-speed manual gearbox, with Wilwood power disc brakes in place to reel in the fun quickly. Slide into the sumptuous leather bucket seats, and the world is your oyster. Grab the fully tiltable chrome and leather spoked steering wheel, and you are surrounded by a custom leather masterpiece of an interior. From the dash pad to the door panels to the incredible Ostrich leather headliner, this interior is truly a work of art. Mix in a Vintage Air system in the dash, an amazing sound system with subs, and of course power steering and power brakes, and you have a car from the 20s that is fully capable today. Youll love the classic looking analog gauges (which are actually fully digital) mounted in a carbon fiber panel surrounded by glove soft leather. It just doesn't get any better! Theres a custom backup camera, power windows, and plenty of room for gear or kids in the back. Enjoy every modern convenience in this impeccable and unique Essex Five-Window Sedan.

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