Hot-rodding is all about individuality, so you should think of this 1932 Ford 3-window coupe as a blank canvas. Someone has already done all the hard work, but think of the unique spin you could put on this black coupe to truly make it your own. It's ready to rock right now, and with a little extra work, you'll have a one-of-a-kind rod that will stand out.
At this price, you already know the body is fiberglass, but it's rather accurately done, including an unchopped top that's a rare find. The body is basic black and the paint looks the way you'd expect a hot rod to look: good enough to pass muster, but applied knowing the important stuff is the hardware under the hood. You could do a good color sand and buff to take it up a notch, or perhaps add some flames or more pinstripes, or even two-tone it somehow, the sky's the limit. It has a proper '32 Ford grille and the low-set commercial headlights look fantastic. We also like the basic simplicity of the exposed hinges and the lovely original-style door handles, so you don't have to deal with finicky door poppers. There's some pinstripe work on the trunk, and it's flanked by a set of original-style taillights with blue-dot lenses, as well as a chrome spreader bar protecting the rear-mounted gas tank. If you want a traditional look, this cool coupe totally nails it.
The interior is nicely styled and unlike original '32 coupes, has plenty of room even for taller drivers. The contoured bench seat is done in two tone burgundy and gray vinyl that'll look good practically forever, and custom door panels were created to match. The gray carpets are a nice contrast and fit rather well and the dash has been painted to match the bodywork. You'll need to invest a little time here, because the gauges (except for the tach) are not yet hooked up, nor is the A/C system, but both of those are nice weekend projects that'll add value as well as comfort. We love the 4-spoke wheel that looks a lot like the dirt track steering wheels used in the 1950s and the Lokar shifter for the 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission looks an awful lot like an original piece. The trunk is surprisingly spacious, especially with the battery tucked up high and out of the way, and all it needs is some quick and simple finishing to be ready to go.
Up front there's a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 that runs great and makes all the usual hot rod sounds. There's a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor up top, plenty of shiny parts to look at (after all, it's out there for everyone to see), and the right hardware to make it reliable. Check out the big radiator up front, the chrome alternator, and the block-hugging headers that eliminate interference issues. The front suspension is tubular A-arms and coil-over shocks with rack-and-pinion steering, so handling is surprisingly agile, while the rear is a custom Ford 9-inch on a 4-link setup. Glasspack-style mufflers give it an awesome hot rod sound and you'll dig the beautifully machined brake calipers up front. Rounding it out are a set of burgundy steel wheels that really look elegant, especially with hubcaps and trim rings, plus those staggered wide whitewall tires for a period-perfect vibe.
Finish it the way you'd want and you'll be years and thousands of dollars ahead. A cool traditional rod ready to go to the next level. Call today!