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For Sale: 1932 Ford Highboy in Ft Worth, Texas


Vehicle Description

If you want to save yourself the headache and large investment of a full-blow build, the old adage of 'Buy-Don't-Build' still rings true. This particular 1932 Ford Highboy roadster is a perfect example of that philosophy, as you can purchase it for far less than the cost of building on your own from scratch. And don't worry, it's got all the good stuff inside, ranging from a rumbling small block Ford V8, a quick-shifting 4-speed manual, killer custom paint job, and a fully finished interior that's ready to cruise. The only thing that matters is whether you're tired of sitting on the sidelines or if you're ready to get in the game.

By all accounts the body is a replica atop a custom steel chassis, and it was built right so there's a professional look that you don't get with every run-of-the-mill fiberglass roadster. Built several years back (the VIN shows that it was first titled in 2003, so this was likely when the build was completed), this old-school looking hotrod is pretty much the way you'd do it yourself, isn't it? The paint job is bespoke, with a cool shade of Blue Metallic finish serving as the base color that was then punctuated with some slick flame and pinstripe work that took it up to another custom level, and because it's a driver-quality roadster, you won't fret over every little bug or paint chip. It was applied over an incredibly straight body, which also features a traditional 1932 Ford radiator shell and spreader bar painted to match, so it has that smooth look that all the top builders shoot for. Add in a chopped shorty windshield that's been laid back, those cool low-mounted headlights on the shock mounts, and a set of blue-dot LED taillights out back, and you have a rod that will be welcome anywhere you take it.

The neatly stitched red vinyl bench means that this car needs no additional funding inside. Pleats and simple patterns duplicate the vintage look of hi-boys of yore, but the interior is very nicely put together with plush black carpets and a leather-wrapped Lecarra steering wheel atop a tilt column that is a neat 4-spoke spin on the traditional track-T look. Digital gauges in the center of the dash monitor the Ford V8 up front, but the rest of the switches, toggles, and other working parts are cleverly stashed underneath the seat and out of sight. It's basic, make no mistake, but it's comfortable enough to cruise all day, and uses things like a tilt steering column, tall custom shifter, vintage pedals, and doors that actually open to make it feel authentic without wearing you out. Out back the trunk houses the fuel cell and relocated battery, and it was neatly finished with black carpets and custom panels to match the them of the rest of the car.

Reliability and performance? This car has both in spades. The 289 V8 is the de facto choice for any rod that does the right thing and sticks with the Blue Oval power, and when augmented with a Holley 4-barell carb, polished Edelbrock intake, a tall chrome air cleaner up top, and plenty of polished pieces throughout, it looks great under the 3-piece louvered hood. A big radiator with huge electric fan, HEI ignition, and electric fuel pump help with reliability, and because this hotrod is already warmed over, you can be confident to get out on the open road with it ASAP. The block, frame, suspension, and just about everything else under the car has been dipped in satin black paint, giving it a somewhat conservative yet uber-lean look that's kind of the inverse of what you'd expect against the loud exterior paint. The transmission is an always fun 4-speed manual that's driving a Ford 9-inch with friendly high-speed gears inside, since you don't need much gear with something this light. Sporty suspension components, including an A-Arm and coilover setup up front and a coilover and traction bar setup out back mean that it has the right look and rides right, with rack-and-pinion steering and front disc brakes making a huge difference on the road for this lightweight rod. Staggered red steel wheels adorned with dog dish hubcaps and beauty rings complete the vintage ensemble and sport 205/70/14 front and 285/70/15 rear blackwall radials with plenty of grip.

Traditional in all the ways that matter to you and fully finished in a custom way that makes people sit up and take notice, this is a fantastic Deuce roadster you can own today for a modest investment. Don't wait, call now!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1443524
  • Price:$28,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1932
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Highboy
  • Exterior Color:Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:4525-DFW
  • VIN:1335913