For Sale: 1932 Ford Model B in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1932 Ford Model B 400 Convertible Sedan

In 1932, the top of the line Ford B 400 convertible sedan would set you back a whopping $650, ($14,723 in today's money). That's if you could find one as only 842 were produced and some of those were exported. They were two door cabriolet coaches with rear window frames and were originally powered by a 221ci flathead V8. They were rare in 1932 and as a result, are one of the most sought after models from that year.

For consignment, a spectacular build of an ultra rare car for the discerning enthusiast. This 1932 Ford leaves no nut or bolt untouched in a modern interpretation of an antique car. With just 275 miles since completion of the build, this amazing car has many handmade parts and 21st century conveniences. The seats are restyled from a Corvette, the steering wheel was custom machined, and there's even a back-up camera to help avoid damage to the incredible paint. But that's not all, as this car was featured in the May 2021 issue of Modern Rodder magazine as well as being a calendar car for Classic Instruments in 2022. Read on and prepare to be amazed...

Inky black paint coats the smooth panels of this car in flawless coverage. The headlights are mounted via stalks to the steel fenders and the grille is on full display as the lightbar has been deleted. The hood, in a bit of clever engineering, opens like a modern hood as one piece and the cowl vent doesn't open at all. A flush mounted windshield, when you notice it, is such a simple yet impactful modification. With the framed rear seat windows and canvas top, the profile of the car is unique especially with the top down. It also has a raked stance with 16-inch wheels in the front and 18-inch wheels in the back where you'll also find larger tires. With the risk of overusing a word, the chrome bumpers and metal work including door handles, light housings, trim, and the gas cap are spectacular. The top and its small glass rear window are in excellent condition.

Open the door to be greeted by Bordeaux Red leather affixed perfectly to the door panels in varying patterns and sections. The armrest is a flowing sculpture and even the storage pouch is carefully crafted. This fine leather is repeated on the custom redone Corvette front bucket seats that are modern and supportive and controlled by electrical switches at the base. Similar bucket seats are in the back where the swooping armrests make another appearance, all in stunning red leather. The custom steering wheel is a more robust tribute to the banjo wheels of the era and per the consignor, the column is also custom fabricated. The gauge surround looks like a sterling silver crudite platter and the gauges are set in rectangle framed bezels. This cluster is part of the dash which is glossy black. The center console where the red river of leather continues, houses a modern automatic shifter and a hidden storage compartment accessible between the seat bolsters. Even the footwells are show worthy with panels of red leather and areas of shiny black paint. The floor is covered with black low pile carpet sections and are protected from above by black carpeted mats.

Under the hood, we have a spotless 383ci stroker engine with aluminum heads and eight throttle bodies each with a velocity stack and individual air cleaner, in glossy black housings that match the valve covers. A 4-speed automatic 700R4 transmission is behind the picturesque power plant, and power is sent to the back where a Ford 9" rear resides. Buick finned drums with consignor stated disc brakes hidden inside are supplied at each wheel.

As dear old dad would say, this undercarriage is so clean, "you could eat off of it!". And he'd be right, it's an impeccable showpiece with polished metal parts, gloss black belly pans, and virtually zero evidence of road dirt or an overambitious grease gun. The dual exhaust flows from headers to an X-pipe where it splits again to meet a pair of Flowmaster mufflers and finally exit discreetly under the car. Four bar suspension with a transverse leaf spring is located in the front while a four bar with coil springs is in the rear. We do note some oil on the oil pan, a drop of red on the transmission pan, and a drop of oil on the finned rear diff.

As much as I love the front bucket seats and view out of the flush vertical windshield, the back seat looks like a fun place to sit! Family members and friends are really going to enjoy the ride. Anyway, the door shut soundly, the 383 cuber cranked to life and with a mighty rumble, we set the Model B into motion around the loop. It purred along with fine acceleration, braking and turn-in. No silly radio to distract us from the sights and sounds that are this '32 and like all good things, the ride must come to an end.

This is a fine build that will be a wonderful addition to a collection, even if it is a collection of one. If the new caretaker elects to share the beauty and craftsmanship of this car at car shows, she/he should make room for trophies and be prepared to address the throngs who will stop by to get a closer look. If concours events ever have a "modern interpretation" category, there's a Blue Ribbon with this car's name on it. This one is just about flawless.

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Vehicle Details

  • 1932 Ford Model B
  • Listing ID: CC-1835318
  • Price: $199,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1932
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Model B
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Bordeaux Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:387
  • Stock Number:6259
  • VIN:1896372
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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