1934 Timmis Ford V8 Roadster


Year: 1934
Make: Timmis Ford
Model: V8
Body Style: Roadster

Color: Silver
Interior: Black

Engine: V8 – 302 CU.IN.
Transmission: 3 speed automatic

Price: SOLD


In the spring of 1971, this Timmis Ford V8 was the second one off the assembly line and the only one built even to today, on a modern chassis with modern 302 Ford V8, Ford FMX 3 speed automatic transmission, dual exhausts, fully independent front suspension, Saginaw steering, dual master cylinder with Bendix brakes all around, a full compliment of Stewart Warner dashboard instruments and Kelsey Hayes 14 inch chrome wire wheels fitted with F78 Firestone wide tread tires.

All other Timmis Ford V8 cars built to date, have been constructed on original 1934 Ford chassis with flathead V8, 239 cu. in. engines.

The build of this Timmis Ford V8 (number 2) was begun in August 1970 and completed on April 21, 1971, which makes this very special car just fifty years old at the time this historical account has been written.

This unique, one off example has met some highly interesting personalities along the way,  including in the summer of 1973, Lear Jet inventor, Bill Lear at his experimental and project development Air Base at Reno Nevada, where he examined the car from top to bottom and verbally placed his seal of approval on it.

After Bill Lear, The Bonneville Salt Flats became a temptation to perform a top speed run, soon to be followed by a visit with world renowned car manufacturer Glen Pray, original builder of the Auburn and Cord reproductions at Broken Arrow Oklahoma.

After nearly fifty years of ownership by three generations of the same family in Ohio, this Timmis Ford V8 was eventually able to come home to the place where it was born, be carefully and meticulously refreshed to new condition and find a new collector car owner, here in BC.

Be sure to call Andrew Timmis at 250-744-9667 today, to learn more about the Timmis Ford V8 roadsters and put your name down for the next one that may at an opportune moment, also come home.