For Sale: 1932 Ford Highboy in Lavergne, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

If you want to own yet another red or black '32 Ford roadster, just like everyone else's, well, move on, because this one isn't for you. On the other hand, if you appreciate expert craftsmanship that borders on art, an unflinching dedication to tradition, and a look that will get attention simply because it's NOT black or red (or some gaudy fiberglass flame-rod), then this incredible, ALL STEEL 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster Dearborn Deuce is exactly what you need. Freshly built a scant 260 miles ago, this dialed in Deuce Roadster features a powerful fuel-injected 350ZZ4 V8, a 700R4 overdrive automatic transmission, custom interior, and a show-stopping Ocean Blue paint job that it wears like a neatly tailored tuxedo.

Blue paint on a '32 is exactly new, but we've never seen a shade quite like this BASF Ocean Blue finish grace the curves of this legendary streetrod. Those familiar with the limited edition 2004 Mystichrome Mustang Cobras will have a pretty good idea about how this paint looks in person, albeit with a little more blue and less purple and green, but the fact remains that it's an incredibly high-end and extremely cool color. Also, it was laid down by expert hands, with nary an imperfection to speak of, resulting in a stunning, show-quality presentation that's aching to bring home trophies. The body is a steel Dearborn Deuce, which means it comes out of the box better than new, and t was finished so recently (only 260 miles ago) that you can almost still smell the fresh paint, so it's poised to start dominating the car show circuit and tearing up pavement right away. The body was finished to an exceptionally high standard, particularly since it's wearing a dark and otherwise unforgiving color, and it's so smooth and clean that it looks like it will slip through the air without a ripple. The body moldings are crisp, and the gaps are precise, and all the panels are laser-sharp. The paint-matched grille shell and 3-piece hood are traditional elements that prove someone was thinking carefully about how this beauty would look before a drop of paint was sprayed, as do the fenders and running boards, and unnecessary stuff like door handles and hinges were left off the build sheet. Brightwork consists of a vertical, stainless grille insert, King Bee-style headlights mounted on a chrome spreader bar, and the cut-down windshield frame. Chrome bumpers fore and aft are the perfect end caps for the vivid finish, and out back the tinted taillights were incorporated on ornate stacks that look fantastic.

The interior is fully finished in high-end, light gray upholstery and it lets the quality workmanship do all the talking. Nothing too flashy, just simple pleats and sculpted bolsters on the split-bench seat punctuated with some beautiful stitchwork and comfortable yet firm cushions underneath. The plush carpets continue the color theme and are bound neatly all the way up the firewall, giving it a very tailored look, and the door panels, kick panels, and the custom center console were all upholstered to match the bench seat. Speaking of that center console, it's a bespoke unit that features cup holders, billet controls for the Vintage Air A/C unit, and a Lokar shifter that manages the 700R4 automatic transmission below. A leather-wrapped, billet steering wheel matches the shifter and recalls the old-school hotrod look with its upright angle, although it's thankfully been mounted atop a tilt column for those of us that need more room behind the wheel, and a pair of Haneline gauges (including an all-in-one unit that covers the auxiliary read-outs) were mounted inside a machine-turned bezel that really pops out from the two-tone dash. Other options include racing pedals, power windows, remote door poppers, and an AM/FM/CD head unit that provides the tunes. There's a black canvas top kit just in case the weather turns on you along the way (but God help you if you drive this beauty in the rain), and even though it bolts on pretty easily, taller drivers may not love the lack of headroom. Out back, the trunk was upholstered in light gray to match the cabin, further proof that nothing was overlooked in this build.

As with the rest of the car, the 350 ZZ4 V8 crate motor under the hood is fresh as can be with just 260 miles on it today. There's no need to reinvent the wheel here, although it does feature a couple tricks up its sleeve, including a Holley Sniper electronic fuel-injection system, a polished aluminum intake, and ceramic-coated long-tube headers. Everything between the smoothed firewall and radiator is new, including all those chromed accessories, so it runs beautifully and has been dressed to show with polished finned valve covers and a matching air cleaner up top. Power front disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering improve the driving experience, as does the custom chassis and sporty suspension underneath that features tubular A-Arms, coilovers front and rear, and a 4-link out back. The aforementioned 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission is a perfect dance partner for the ZZ4, and it spins a virtually indestructible Ford 9-inch rear end with a lively 3.50 gear ratio that can easily handle off-the-line romps and highway speeds alike. The Magnaflow dual exhaust system is fully customized and sounds amazing, the frame is finished as nicely as the bodywork, and with only 260 miles on the entire build you can get your mirrors out at the next car show. Staggered Dearborn Deuce chrome wheels are the perfect complement to this killer build, and they come wrapped in 205/50/17 front and 245/40/20 rear performance radials with plenty of tread life left.

Not radical, but beautifully built and definitely gorgeous, this STUNNING '32 roadster is a fresh build that'll be dominating the show circuit for years to come. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1932 Ford Highboy
  • Listing ID: CC-1640278
  • Price: $124,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1932
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Highboy
  • Exterior Color:Ocean
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:260
  • Stock Number:3501-NSH
  • VIN:B5122992
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086

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