1932 Ford Highboy Roadster
Because channeling a car is more complicated and requires a lot of
work to reconstruct the floorboards and body mounts, many of the
younger hot rodders left the body sitting on top of the frame in
the original configuration. Channeling made the bodies sit lower
and look sleeker than the cars with the body sitting on the frame.
Those became known as highboy roadsters. It is safe to define the
highboy as a roadster or coupe that had the fenders removed but
maintained factory body mounting configuration.
For consignment a custom built Wescott body, a "fiery" paint job,
and a 350ci V8 bored .30 over give us the basics for this Hot Rod,
and indeed it is hot in more ways than one. Featured in a PPG
calendar, it is a bright star in the hallowed halls of Classic Auto
Mall, this 1932 Highboy Hot Rod from which emanates a sizzle in the
north hallway I can hear from the showroom.
This rod wins the award for best airbrushed flame job. Fiberglass
body is just perfect and bathed in an endlessly deep "fiery red"
paint that may be hot to the touch, so stay back! If you do not get
burnt by the paint, the flames will get you which lick rearward in
orange and yellow from the grille and radiator surrounding the back
of the open cowled hood. She's open to the elements, as true
California hot rods were aiding in weight loss and forgoing
comforts to go faster. No fenders or running boards with a simple
single glass windshield slightly tinted (shields your eyes from the
ultra bright paint!). On the back of the rounded rear is more
artful airbrushing "burnt" on with MotiV8Tor nameplate...apt.
Contrasting and adding bling is all chromed open suspension which
is near perfect. In front are 15-inch Billet Specialties polished
wheels wrapped by 25x7.50R15's and on back more Billet Specialties
polished beauties this time in 17 inch 29.5x6.50-R17's. Buckets of
water PLEASE!! and keep 'em coming...we have a 4 alarmer!!
I need a chance to cool off after that exterior, so I hop into two
tone Camel leather for the interior, past paneled leather door
panels and into the beautifully crafted bench which uses the
interplay of the light and dark Camel and Caramel colored leathers
and smooth and tuck and roll pattern to create this awesome
interior. A simple exterior body matching dash with the central
chromed oval Haneline gauge cluster has a Lokar tall shaft shifter
directly below with a caramel boot. This all floats in a calm sea
of tan carpeting showing some dirt staining, but overall, very
nice. A 2-point racing belt keeps the driver secure on their side
of the big bench. Noted and a shout out to the adjustable steering
column in chrome, with a drilled 3-point chrome and wood rimmed
steering wheel atop...round the bend she goes. Cool!
Consigner states 355 cubes due to a boring .30 over. A dual
4-barrel carburetor feeds loads of fossils into the blown mill
featuring a Weiand 144 Supercharger (as if the dual 4's weren't
enough!). TH350 3-speed tranny is on back and a Ford 9-inch pumpkin
with 3.70 cruising gears spins the rear tires. Now you are
definitely getting warmer.
Another work of art and passionate about it looking good where its
rarely seen. This undercarriage is absolutely beautiful with all
chromed surfaces shined to the nines. If it's not chromed, its
stainless and is also polished. If it's not chromed or polished
stainless its perfect red fiberglass. Even the brake trimmings are
polished. Shine on you crazy fiery red diamond!
Not only will you look good, but you will be spending a lot of time
pushed into the back of your seat with the blown dual quads on top
of the bored out 350. It "fired" right up, and the test track was
not match for this beast. I now know why there are racing belts on
the driver's seat. All was working perfectly, and I can
unequivocally say this car is a goer and a shower in spades.
Definitely one of the hottest hot rods in house, runs like a
speeding clock, and looks all the California highboy part, hot
rodding at its finest. Just the paint job will lure you to the car
like a moth to the open flame...ssssssssizzzzzle...Poof!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.