For some folks, the '32 Ford 3-window coupe is the epitome of hot rod cool. This beautifully built little coupe is a clean, almost subtle rod that gets all the major stuff exactly right, creating a car that's not only very attractive, but also fun to drive, comfortable, and reliable, all critical aspects of the modern hot rod. This is truly a no-compromises hot rod.
The body is obviously fiberglass at this price but that also means that it is all new stuff and beautifully finished. You can see the quality of the bodywork just in looking at the reflections in the paint's surface and panel gaps are extremely good. The top is slightly chopped to give it just the right profile and all the exterior door handles and hinges have been shaved in proper street rod fashion. A multi-piece steel hood adds a smooth custom look that most folks will prefer and service access is still good. The dark plum paint is beautifully applied and very elegant looking, making this a car that will stand out simply because it doesn't need to beat you over the head with loud colors. A bit of custom pinstripe work highlights the belt moldings and there's a more intricate design on the deck lid. Full fenders, trick spreader bars with built-in marker lights, and a polished grille insert add some visual contrast as well as practical protection. It's hard not to like the way this car looks.
The two-tone gray and burgundy interior is luxurious and comfortable, not Spartan and basic like a lot of rods. If you want to go cross-country, there are worse ways to do it than behind the wheel of this Ford. The bucket seats are nicely contoured to be all-day comfortable and there's plenty of leg room in the 3-window body. Features like a tilt steering column, air conditioning, power windows and locks, and a custom center console mean that this car is as comfortable as your daily driver and finish quality is so nice that you'll want to spend a lot of time in here. Handsome gauges from Classic Instruments have a retro look and the leather-wrapped LaCarrera steering wheel is an upscale touch that definitely doesn't look out of place in this car. The good-sized trunk will carry all your gear and offers more custom work, including an electric opener, custom side panels, and a secure area that hides some of the car's inner workings.
No surprises under the hood, as it uses a 350 cubic inch LT1 Chevrolet V8, but that's because reliability and performance were important to the builder. Fuel injection makes it reliable and plenty of chrome makes it worthwhile to open the hood at shows and its Corvette DNA is clearly evident. The standard horsepower upgrades are here, including an open-element air cleaner, long-tube headers, and a custom dual exhaust system with turn-downs just ahead of the rear axle. The big radiator makes sure it doesn't get cranky in traffic and with a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, it's a fantastic highway cruiser. A tubular axle and transverse leaf spring hold up the front end, which also includes disc brakes, while out back there's a Ford 8-inch rear on a 4-link with coil-over shocks. Staggered American Racing wheels give it that nose-down attitude and carry right-sized 195/60/15 front and 235/55/17 rear BFGoorich T/A radials.
Nicely built, fully sorted, ready to enjoy, this is a car that works better than most hot rods and looks great doing it. And it's really hard to argue with the price. Call today!