1932 Ford Roadster
For as long as there have been cars, there have been people
modifying them to make them go faster and look better. Auto racing
goes way back to the 19th century. Hot rods-as we know them-came
along sometime in the 1930s, when a bunch of amateur car
enthusiasts in Southern California started stripping down cheap
roadsters, mostly Ford Model A's and Deuce's, to race them on the
dry lake beds in the Mojave Desert. Those young gearheads weren't
thinking about starting a movement or launching a worldwide hobby
and a gigantic aftermarket industry, but they did.
For consignment, the quintessential hot rod format with open engine
compartment with extra gleam factor added on, big power, no top, no
fenders, no running board, just a wide zoom pipe in dual form
peeking out the back pipe on either side now. A simple front
windshield, hopped up suspension and California here we come. Drop
the hanky baby...
We have nicely preserved simple small panels all draped in Root
Beer brown over a fiberglass body. A fiberglass radiator cowl in
root beer, with enclosed radiator and a simple vertical bar
stainless grille is flanked by stalk mounted headlights on either
side and some small turn signals below are noted. The blinged out
engine is totally uncovered and is looking fab for all the world to
see. The rounded firewall cowl frames the simple straight low
profile windshield. As we move downward, small shaved handles and
rear hinged doors lead us rearward to the rounded off rear deck.
Here we see no bumpers, no fenders, and just pointed oval teardrop
style taillights and the trunk hold down. Chromed zoomie pipes peek
out of the rear central roll pan. Very stripped down, very
lightweight, and very cool. 15- inch red painted steel wheels with
some edge dish trimmings and a central moon cap are now wrapped
with black-wall tires. KISS.
A swing of the front edge hinged doors and the ultimate in
simplicity and weight loss is present with an ivory ultra leather
and ivory piping bench. Door panels are matching and have vertical
panels with some stitching in them. The dash is new, all digital
with red readouts and all enclosed in a horizontal bar stretching
across the center. A few lights are on the bottom of this dash. We
see a chromed adjustable steering wheel with a surfers cross-esque
chromed triple bar center and an ivory wrapped padded wheel. Deep
red carpeting floods the floors and a Hurst shifter with a skull
topper is in the center within reach of the driver.
Wide open for inspection is the metal, cast chrome and machined
350ci V8. This has dual Edelbrock 4 barrel carbs on top, and it is
protected and aided in airflow by open sided small air cleaner
coverings. Strapped to the rear of this mill, is a TH350 3-speed
automatic transmission. Headers, supple wiring, and hoses abound.
An black radiator and electric fan is now cooling this engine, and
for the rear axle it's a Ford 8 inch. The mufflers are off Borla
This fiberglass body sits on a square tube frame which is painted
in black. All the rest is with a coating of matte black on it, and
looking clean and of course rust free. The suspension is front
independent with coil overs, and on back a 4 bar setup with coil
overs. Disc brakes are on front, and drums for the back. A very
nice undercarriage presentation.
This old skool rodder fired right up and on the test track it wants
to keep going in a straight line. I wrestled it though to take some
turns and it did so effortlessly, it came to a quick stop, and did
so bias free. The interior is comfy, and all functions were working
at the time of my drive. The digital dash is unique and easy to
A roddy and racy fiberglass hot rod body all stripped down for less
weight, which translates to more speed. Simple to wrench on with
the open engine, and a quaint, but comfy and all encompassing
interior. A souped up, rodded, shaved handle door, fender-less
racer, yearning for the next run on the flats. Will this be coming
soon to a neighborhood near you?!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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.