1932 Ford Phaeton
With all the fiberglass around cars like this all original Henry Ford steel 32 Phaeton are only becoming more rare and desirable as time goes on. Not only is this car extremely nice but it has a lot going for it. In addition to being steel, the car was built by Boyd Coddington in 1978 and with his shop opening in 1977 it is one of his early customs. Currently, the car resides in one of the nicest 32 Ford collections in the country where it lives amongst some of the highest quality 32s in the world. The owner only owns quality cars, this being one of them. This car is complete with a perfect combination of original old school style with a few modern components to create not only a car that looks great, but runs great as well. The body is incredibly straight and all of the original steel panels in good condition. It is painted 69 Camaro Hugger Orange paint and although we think it looks perfect with the top off, the car is just as striking with the Beige Phaeton top put in place. A lot of the original trim components are nicely mounted in place including the chrome bumpers, original chrome taillights, chrome headlights, and headlight bar. The body is shaved from any door handles and the rear doors are suicide which makes for a very cool look when both doors are open. The car has a great stance with just a slight rake towards the front and wears painted to match 15inch steel wheels under all corners with beauty rims and dogdish hubcaps.
Keeping with the traditional style the car is powered by a 286 flathead V8 that was built by the flathead guru himself, Bud Lee. If your into the flathead world then the Lee name should ring a bell as it is associated with some of the best built flattys around. The car runs extremely well and has plenty of power. The motor was fitted with an Iskederian 400 junior cam, Scat crank shaft, Scat rods, Ross pistons, Offenhauser heads, a MSD ignition, 409 water pump, new electric fuel pump and 4 deuce intake manifold that has been capped to only use the center 2 Stromberg carburetors. The motor is paired with a C4 automatic transmission which sends power back to the Corvette C3 rear end. Many modern builders may not think about it but back in the day a lot of companies like Heidts weren't in existence do getting a front end for your hotrod was a little more than just whipping out a catalogue. Well that's why this car features an independent front suspension that was designed and created by Boyd himself. Disc brakes were also added on all four corners and slow the car to a stop smoothly. The car does get driven but still the look of the undercarriage is extremely nice with everything being nicely painted and finished out.
The interior of the car is done in Beige leather and really looks great. Features like the leather back on the painted to match middle divider create a really clean complete look. Being a Phaeton the rear back seat sits slightly higher making the car ideal for any car cruise or parade out there. The bench seats are very comfortable and utilizes tuck and roll style center inserts. The dash has been kept clean and simple with a billet center bezel that houses recessed VDO gauges and a silver AM/FM/CD player. A custom cutdown 1940 Ford steering wheel sits in front of the driver and is painted to match the body. Other nice components include the Lokar shifter and billet pedals.
This classic would make a great addition to any collection. If you are looking for a cool 32 then this is definitely one to check out. It runs great, is always a hit at shows, and has a unique history making it a car that has no problem holding its value.
This is an extremely nice car and being all steel would have no problem fetching more than the asking price of $59,500.00!
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