1932 Ford Roadster
Old school hot rodding evolved from the mainstay it is today. In
its early beginnings, the best way for a car to go faster was to
reduce weight. That meant getting rid of anything that was
absolutely not necessary body-wise...this starts with the obvious,
hood, fenders, top and any external things like bumpers, lights
etc. Then move to the interior where you would just have a bucket
with two seats. And so, it plays out, starting from the roots of
hot rodding, in those early days in California, and all to see who
can go the fastest!
For consignment, a custom-built Gibbon body, a "fire and ice" paint
job, and a 350ci V8 with fuel injection give us the basics for this
Hot Rod, and indeed it is hot in more ways than one. Built over 19
years ago and still looking good, with a mere 7,916 miles on the
odometer, it is a bright star in the hallowed halls of Classic Auto
Mall, this 1932 Roadster Hot Rod from which emanates a cool burning
fire in the north hallway I can hear from the showroom.
This rod wins with its airbrushed cool flame job. The fiberglass
body is just perfect and bathed in an endlessly deep magenta paint
that may be hot to the touch, so stay back! If you get burnt by the
paint, the flames will get you cooled off as they lick rearward in
icy purple and blue from the grille and radiator surrounding the
back of the closed cowled hood. She's closed off in the name of
streamlining, and besides...there's no need to advertise what lurks
under the hood. No fenders or running boards with a raked rearward
dual pane glass windshield slightly tinted, (to shield your eyes
from the ultra-bright paint!). Up top is a removable fiberglass
roof, and for those inclement weather days, clip-in side curtains
are included. On the back of the rounded rear is a clean smoothed
roll pan, flush mounted oval taillights and the chrome tips of the
exhaust. Contrasting and adding bling is all chromed open
suspension which is near perfect. In front are 18-inch polished
Budnik wheels wrapped by 215/35ZR18's, but we must note the
driver's front wheel has a few sizable bends in the outer edge of
the rim and should be straightened, and on back more Budnik
polished beauties this time in 20-inch and wrapped in 285/35ZR20's.
Icy but hot,...we have a 4 alarmer!!
I needed a chance to cool off after that exterior, but was out of
luck with the smoking hot magenta tweed for the interior, past
paneled and heavily padded tweed and vinyl door panels and into the
beautifully crafted bench which uses the interplay of the contours
and tuck and roll for the near body matching tweed to create this
awesome interior. A simple exterior body matching dash with the
central billet style oval bezel is filled with digital gauges and
has a Lokar short shaft shifter directly below with a magenta boot.
This all floats in a spicy sea of magenta tweed flooring and is
protected by darker magenta carpeted mats, very nice. A magenta lap
belt keeps the driver secure on their side of the big bench. Noted
and a shout out to the adjustable steering column in brushed
aluminum, with a grooved 2 spoke aluminum steering wheel
atop...round the bend she goes. Cool!
Tilting the hood to the side reveals 350 cubes of tuned port power.
EFI feeds this mill, and it is topped with aluminum cylinder heads.
All bolt ons, including the valve coverings and intake manifold
have been polished to the nines or are chromed, perfectly blingy! A
700R4 4-speed automatic tranny is on back and a Ford 9-inch pumpkin
spins the rear tires. Now you are definitely getting warmer.
Another work of art and passionate about it looking good where it's
rarely seen. This undercarriage is absolutely beautiful with all
magenta and chromed surfaces shined like a diamond. If it's not
chrome or stainless it's finished in a near flawless application of
body matching magenta. Power disc brakes, courtesy of Wilwood,
adorn all 4 corners and stainless exhaust runs from the headers all
the way to the rear of the car. Chrome is the name of the game for
the suspension which is an independent coilover arrangement in the
front and a 4 link with coilovers in the rear.
Not only will you look good, but you will be spending a lot of time
pushed into the back of your seat with the injected 350. It "fired"
right up, and the test track was not a 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 street rod culture
part, hot rodding at its finest. Just the paint job will lure you
to the car like a moth to the open
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.