This 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster Replica has a terrific street
machine look finished in a mean matte black. But all you have to do
is dig a little detail to discover this is also a detail-oriented
build that includes proper V8 power, a well-coordinated color
combo, and four-wheel disc brakes.
The first impression this hot rod instantly convey is the paint
quality. Matte black is the kind of color that looks like it's out
to consume all the light around it, and so it works perfectly for
this custom build. After all, this may be a lightweight fiberglass
body, but the clean lines and satin finish give it looks like it
was forged from stone. There's a hint of brightness on the
waterfall grille, bumper bars, and the classic-style hub caps. But
the real standout color are those fiery red/orange wheels. It's a
color theme you'll see throughout. In fact, it's part of the custom
pinstriping on the front and rear.
This is a true roadster that's meant to be open to the world. The
gray upholstery give this a hint of distinction from the black
exterior, but the piping done to match the red wheels makes sure to
really connect this car inside and out. There are more thoughtful
details, like how the seat design wraps around the interior, and
the pattern on the seat inserts is repeated in the matching doors.
This has a street machine attitude that warrants a bare-style
interior, but they also made sure not to leave out the driver from
consideration. That's why you have nice extras, like a Lokar floor
shifter, crisp gauges, and a sports steering wheel on a tilt
The engine bay is just as clean and well-done as the rest of the
build. It's a tidy setup with cool details like the air topper and
valve covers done in an exterior-matching matte black. This 305
cubic-inch V8 looks like it has been given a recent tune-up. Plus,
it has nice upgrades, like a Holley four-barrel carburetor,
Edelbrock Performer EPS, and shorty headers. There are even the
right supporting components, like an MSD ignition and an electric
fan. It fires up nicely, and drives out smoothly as the three-speed
automatic feeds a Ford 9-inch rear. The undercarriage has a clean
look where you can spot the strong frame, polished four-link front
end, four-link rear w/coilovers, and four-wheel disc brakes.
This highboy has a true midnight appeal and plenty of thoughtful
touches. So you know you need to get your hands on it right now.