For Sale: 1932 Ford Roadster in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

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 Brookville steel body with an original '32 Ford firewall, a classic Meadow Green paint job, and a 350ci V8 with anEdelbrock 3-2bbl intake manifold give us the basics for this Hot Rod, and indeed it is hot in more ways than one. A feature car in issue #24 of the Rodder's Journal and still looking good, with a mere 8,980 miles on the odometer, it is a bright star in the Hallowed Halls of Classic Auto Mall, this 1932 Roadster Hot Rod from which oozes cool in the North hallway I can hear from the showroom.

This rod wins with the show with its mirror like finish and miles deep application on the paint front. The Brookville steel body is just perfect and bathed in an endlessly deep PPG Meadow Green paint that is cool and sedate on this really HOT rod. A custom hand built Dan Fink grille leads the way all wrapped in a Meadow Green surround with flourish pinstriping and this green appears on the bullet-like headlight pods that are resting just above the exposed chrome front suspension. Moving rearward we note the louvered steel hood and hood sides and 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 3" chopped and slightly raked rearward windshield hovers above the functional cowl vent. Up top is a Sid Chavers Bop Top also chopped and for those inclement weather days, clip-in side curtains are included. On the back of the rounded rear is a louvered trunk lid with some more pinstriping and '41 Chevrolet ovoid shaped tail lights hovering just above the green fuel tank and tubular chrome wrap around bumper. Our consignor notes that 1" chromolysupport tubes have been added around the cockpit as well as to the B-pillars In front are 16-inch steel wheels with '48 Ford dog dish caps and trim rings are wrapped by 5.00-16 in the front, and on back '58 International wheels that have been widened 1 7/8" to accommodate the 235/85R16 radials. All clean, all mean and all rust free!

I needed to catch my breatheafter that exterior, but was out of luck with the over the top custom work by The Hot Rod Garage for the interior. Opening the doors allowed my eye to gaze past paneled and heavily padded stitched and pocketed door panels and into the beautifully crafted bench which uses the interplay of the contours and tuck and roll for the near flawless Glide bench seat sitting atop of Monte Carlo tracks. A simple exterior body matching dash with the central polished and ribbed oval bezel is filled with winged Stewart Warner gauges and has a Hurst short shaft shifter directly below with a tan leather boot. A So-Cal Speed 3-speed heater has been installed for those chilly rod runs, so you don't have to bundle up to have fun. This all floats in a calm sea of '36 Ford style wool carpeting flooring and we note 3 pedals from So-Cal Speed, very nice. A brown lap belt keeps the driver and passenger secure on their side of the big bench. Noted and a shout out to the Cornhuskers steering column with a '36 Ford column drop, with a Schroder's sprint car wheel atop...round the bend she goes. Cool!

Tilting the 4-piece hood to the side reveals 350 cubes of pro-built V8 power with a forged steel crankshaft and Manley connecting rods. Our consignor states that this mill has been bored .040 and judging by the custom cam tag on the dash, an Isky camshaft actuates the valves. A trio of Rochester 2bbl carburetors feed this mill via an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, and it is topped with Dart Sportsman cylinder heads with roller rockers to achieve the 11.0-1 compression ratio. All bolt ons, including the valve coverings and intake manifold have been polished to the nines or are chromed, perfectly blingy! A Muncie M21 4-speed manual tranny is on back and has been JetHot coated and polished. A Lakewood blow-proof bellhousing has been added and within is a Centerforce clutch and Howe's hydraulic throwout bearing. Adding to the excitement, a quick change rear axle to spin 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 Meadow Green, black 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 green. Supporting all this beauty is a factory '32 Ford frame that has been modified by Nagel's Rod Shop with custom crossmembers and a full X bracing. Disc brakes up front are disguised by faux finned drums and are attached to a chrome Super Bell drop front axle with Posies Super Slider transverse leaf springs. In the rear are more finned drums, (actualdrums this time) and a Pete & Jakes chrome 4 bar system with another Posies Super Slider spring. JetHot coated '63 Chevrolet ram's horn exhaust manifolds handle the exhale and feed down to custom black exhaust piping with glasspack style mufflers that runs all the way to the rear of the car ending in polished tips.

Not only will you look good, but you will be spending a lot of time pushed into the back of your seat with the tri-power fed 350. It fired right up, and the test track was not a match for this beast. I now know why there arelap 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 the house, runs like a speeding clock, and looks all the California street rod culture part, hot rodding at its finest. The build quality speaks for itself and being a magazine feature car doesn't hurt at all either. Now where's my white T-shirt and pack of Camels? Im readyfor a turkey run!

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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1932 Ford Roadster
  • Listing ID: CC-1669073
  • Price: $86,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1932
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Roadster
  • Exterior Color:Meadow Green
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:8980
  • Stock Number:4614
  • VIN:181838922
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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