Mention the term “hot rod,” and most car enthusiasts immediately think of the Deuce, the 1932 Ford Roadster. While Henry Ford didn’t spend much time on how his cars looked, his son Edsel had great taste and an eye for appealing vehicle design. The Deuce was the earliest collaboration between Edsel and innovative designer Eugene Gregorie.
While 1932 marked the middle of the Great Depression, people were still buying cars, thanks to Henry’s assembly line, improvements in sheet steel production and the new Ford V8 engines. At last, once high-priced luxury vehicles were transformed into affordable, reliable transportation for middle class Americans. Over time, the inexpensive Roadster became a hot rod favorite by building on its classic proportions with more modern parts and powerful engines.
This 1932 Roadster is definitely unique. In a time when many vintage hot rods have been damaged in accidents and redesigned with fiberglass bodies, those with authentic 1932 Henry Ford all-steel bodies are even more desirable. This roadster was built in the 1960s with a 1948 Mercury flathead engine, 1936 Ford spoke wire wheels and a removable top. The thrilling ride is a result of enhancements like a SCOT Supercharger, 2 Stromberg barrel carburetors and hydraulic brakes. Then there are the Harmon & Collins ignition and the Hallibrand Quick Change Rear End, complemented by the stainless steel exhaust. These features combine flawlessly to create a truly unique driving experience.
Also included: a book on car care written by the builder’s young daughter in the 1960s. What’s not to love about the Deuce?