For Sale at Auction: 1932 Ford 1 Ton Flatbed in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Vehicle Description

In the 1950s the hot-rodding craze was taken to new heights; America's love of speed and power was combined with the burgeoning youth culture's need for individual expression. The result was a golden age of car customization, one that gave rise to some of the world's most iconic custom cars. This is one of them. Known as the "Hula Girl," this beautiful "full-fendered" roadster serves as the ultimate example of what can be done with the iconic Ford. This award-winning, all-steel roadster made its debut at the 1952 Oakland Roadster Show. Then, two years later, it was channeled, which allowed the body of the car to sit lower without altering the suspension. The beautiful roadster would later be converted into an alcohol-burning dragster and campaigned all over Northern California. The hotrod would end up parked for 34 years until the 1990s, when it was rediscovered and painstakingly restored back to its show-ready 1955 look. The "Hula Girl" is finished in an orange base coat followed by three coats of pearl. The beautiful interior features a walnut dashboard carved from a single tree and embedded with the original gauges from 1952. The pearl dyed leather seats are offset by a set of Berber carpets. And in true '50s style Hot-Rod charm, a skull shift knob was contributed by famed hot-rodder and actor Norm Grabowski. The custom wire wheels are from a 1953 Buick Skylark and have been widened 0.5 inches up front and 2.5 inches in the rear and wrapped in 60 Series Goodyear tires. Power comes from a 1953 Ford 8BA Flathead V8 engine. The Flathead was bored out to 278ci by H&L Machine of Stuart FL, and fitted with Forged 7:1 pistons, a Schneider camshaft, Smith Brothers connecting rods and Mellings oil pump. A rare set of ported and polished Ardun cylinder heads (#180-181) heighten performance and give the Flathead its signature look. The engine is fed by a BDS 4-71 supercharger topped with three Stromberg 97 carburetors. Both the supercharger mount and carburetor intake were hand-formed, along with the lakes-style 1.75-inch chrome headers. The superb engine creates a timeless and wonderful sound, and directs power through a 1939 Ford Manual gearbox with Lincoln Zephyr 25-tooth gears and onto a '48 Ford rear end. Stunning in its design and execution, the roadster serves as the epitome of what a hot-rod roadster should be, and made an appearance in the Forza video game franchise appearing as part of the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack. This vehicle is offered from the personal collection of Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1446818
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1932
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:1 Ton Flatbed
  • Exterior Color:ORANGE PEARL
  • Interior Color:PEARL WHITE LEATHER
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:132358

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Barrett-Jackson Auctions
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260