For Sale: 1932 Ford Highboy in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

If you want to own yet another plain, straightforward '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 like all the others, then this incredible 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster is exactly what you need. With a dazzling Burgundy Red Metallic custom paint job, high-end ultra-leather interior, and a powerful 350 ZZ4 V8 under the hood, this is the Deuce Convertible your Momma told you to watch out for...

Put together a scant 5695 miles ago, the build uses a Lone Star Classics fiberglass body to replicate the original '32 Ford look, along with a custom frame and suspension underneath. And they totally nailed it, albeit with a couple of delicious hotrod tricks. The design respects tradition, so it isn't heavily altered or drastically modified from the look of the original Ford hi-boys of yore, keeping a lot of what makes the '32 Ford so timeless. We absolutely love that unique shade of Burgundy Red Metallic, a color similar to what many new cars are wearing these days, and the deep, lustrous modern urethane finish is the perfect complement to the iconic '32 hi-boy design. The top and bottom belt moldings are precise and crisp, and that expert handiwork is continued on the grille shell and gas tank, and we love that they added just a little bit of gold-and-white pinstripe work up front and out back - subtly enhancing that awesome color and allowing the straight bodywork to do all the talking. Finish quality is great and with only 5695 miles on the build, it remains in fresh-looking condition with nary a mark on it despite 20+ years on the build. The paint is flashy but not over the top, and this rod definitely gets attention because it's not following the same path as everyone else. Sure, it has a few signs of use and it was never really meant to be a trailer queen anyway, but you really have to nitpick to complain about this one. And if you are the guy or gal lucky enough to own this rod, we're guessing you'll keep it forever because it'll always look good. The exposed frame/suspension was painted to match the body, chrome spreader bars make it look racy, and we love the big King Bee-style headlights perched down low on the frame up front and teardrop LED taillight out back, making this Ford look elemental and raw - which contrasts beautifully with the top driver-quality condition. The exposed engine bay means you'll never be sneaking up on anyone, but the builders leaned into that fact by adding a couple of big exhaust pipes that exit out back and make a whole lot of noise.

The interior is finished in white ultra-leather upholstery and it lets the workmanship do all the talking. Although the color is searingly bright, the patterns themselves aren't flashy - just factory-style vertical pleats on the bench seat and door panels punctuated with beautiful stitchwork. Plush burgundy carpets are bound neatly and protected with matching floormats, giving it a very tailored look, and even the kick panels were upholstered to match the seat. A slick, two-tone tilt steering wheel recalls the old-school hotrod look with its upright angle and the elegant AutoMeter instruments inside the gorgeous, paint-matched dash look like they were ripped right out of the 1930s. A Lokar shifter atop the transmission tunnel manages the gears, an emergency brake was outfitted to match right next to it, and a Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit was stashed under the dash and it powers upgraded Kicker speakers in the kick panels. There's a black canvas top kit just in case the weather turns on you along the way (God help you if you drive this beauty in the rain anyway), and even though it bolts on pretty easily, it's so nice we doubt it's ever been outside. Out back, the trunk was upholstered to match the cabin, further proof that nothing was overlooked in this build.

As this car is all about looks and function alike, a 350 ZZ4 V8 crate motor powers it from under the hood. Augmented with aluminum heads, a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, an aluminum intake, and Hooker long-tube headers, it's got plenty of horsepower on tap for this lightweight roadster, yet it'll never give you a bit of trouble if you take care of it. The engine absolutely sparkles pops out from the smoothed firewall, with finned aluminum valve covers, polished accessories, and a shiny air cleaner up top. An HEI ignition and chromed alternator ensure an easy start, a big radiator and electric fan keep it cool, and the headers feed into a great-sounding Flowmaster H-pipe dual exhaust system below. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and Ford rear end suggest that this car was built to be driven regularly, yet it still has plenty of 'giddy up' off the line. The beautifully finished frame and undercarriage was painted to the same high standard as the top of the car, the front suspension is a traditional dropped axle set-up that uses Bilstein shocks, while Bilstein coilovers round out the rear end. Braking power is impressive, and it handles like a dream, while the stance on this roadster is set perfectly on a set of flashy Rocket Racing wheels wrapped in staggered 185/70/15 front and 31x10.50x15 rear whitewall tires.

This is just a beautiful streetrod in every sense of the word. Fully sorted just 5695 miles ago, this is the rod you've always wanted, even though you may not have known it until now. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1932 Ford Highboy
  • Listing ID: CC-1650244
  • Price: $48,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1932
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Highboy
  • Exterior Color:Burgundy Red Metallic
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:5695
  • Stock Number:3781-TPA
  • VIN:4LSRD2163H000312
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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