1932 Ford Roadster
And now for something completely different... An old school 1932
Ford Roadster. An original 1950's build that still pops today, this
is what a 1932 roadster looked like down at the drive in in circa
1958. I certainly did not see this one coming....
For consignment, the beneficiary of a restoration and hop up in the
late 1950's when the car was purchased from its original owner.
Later in time (1989) our consigner set out to power up this car,
all the while retaining the original look. Fiberglass fenders now
replace the originals, and lacquer paint shows slight cracking, but
she holds up well from this rebuild in 1989 which brought this
particular mid 50's tastefully restored in 1958 hot rod back from
Just like it would have come from Henry's plant the layout and
design of the car oozes 1930's. Now fiberglass fenders adorn this
car and within their confines is a lot of straight rust free steel.
The running boards are metal with stainless steel gripping strips
embedded within. A cowled hood (open on either side) and a gorgeous
radiator surround, passenger tub complete with two doors and a
white convertible top with all new stainless steel forming
structure underneath it, tops the iconic designed body. On back the
rounded over rear deck has the correct tail lighting on the rear
roll panel, and a pristine shiny bumper running from side of rear
fender to side of rear fender. A chromed exhaust pipe is jutting
through the bodywork below just south of the bumper, and it does
this twice. All dressed in beautiful red lacquer, some of the paint
is showing some cracking and crazing due to the lacquer top coating
instability. The top down and hood cowl removed it now looks the
part of a hot rod, but still maintains a modicum of originality and
tastefulness as well an appreciation for the original. Red wheels
are adorned with shiny moon caps with FORD badging in red in the
centers of them, and some snazzy deep dish trim rings on the edges
all bordered by wide white tires.
Starting with a good base of beautiful black thick pile carpeting,
we can then float 2 like new white vinyl covered and extra padded
low back buckets for driver and passenger. The dash is made up of
red painted steel with a rolled over top edge and brass plates
inserted in front engraved with a Sheridan styled pattern. In the
center is the oval gauge cluster surround made from stainless, and
it has a mini diamond quilted pattern and all new white faced
gauges with brass surrounds. On the red background this color
combination is candy to the eye. A wood rimmed, drilled 3 spoke
steering wheel fronts this work of art dash, and to drivers right
is the shift lever rising proudly towards the driver's hands.
Removal of the hood and presenting the star of this auto show, we
see a 239ci Flathead V8 which has been bored over .100. This engine
has aftermarket Offenhauser aluminum heads, a dual 2-barrel carb
setup topping an Edelbrock Super Intake manifold. A 3-speed manual
transmission with new synchronizers makes the tires spin along with
its partner in crime a 3.54 rear axle. Headers are seen as is nice
clean and organized wiring throughout, a stainless steel polished
firewall, and all clean black bolt ons and I would not put those
side cowls on either!
Looking like the day it was restored, no rust or even road dirt.
New wheel cylinders, master cylinder and brake linings with new
hoses now filled with silicone fluid. Transverse leaf springs are
on all the front and rear as are drum brakes. Just a beautiful
presentation for the judges to give the blue ribbon to for the
We had fun fun fun till our super took our deuce away, but found
out it drives great, is a comfortable cruiser at highway speeds,
and has all buttoned up mechanicals.
A real eye catcher with the white top up, it attracts positive
attention and those wide whites do not spoil it for anyone either.
Original build was in the 1950's and our current consigner brought
it back to life looking much like the original but with reliability
that is off the charts. Just a touch of fiberglass on the fenders,
and all rust free straight steel appearing as a 1932 Ford Roadster.
Come and get it the bell is ringing...
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.