This 1932 Ford 3-window coupe just looks tough. Not just pretty,
but mean. And with a blown Ford 429 punched out to 516 cubes, a
well-finished interior, and a big hit of horsepower, it's got the
hardware to back up its bad attitude.
3-window coupes will never go out of style. They're the prototypical hot rod, the ultimate in minimalism and performance from the very earliest days of hot-rodding. It's a fiberglass body from one of the big makers, but nobody's going to care once they hear how this thing runs. And while a lot of guys build the same car over and over, this low-slung coupe has a purposeful look that's very appealing. Sure, all the basics are there, from the chopped top to the nose-down ride height, but those big wheels and tires and plenty of ground clearance suggest that it doesn't have time for being pretty, it has races to win. The bright turquoise paint is simple and timeless, and again, it'll always look stylish, especially since it's bereft of flames or other graphics. Some modest pinstripe work ties it together with the interior and follows traditional patterns for a vintage vibe. Other details include the shaved door handles, 1939 Ford taillights turned on their side, and those awesome-sounding side pipes.
The tasteful gray cloth interior sure isn't what you'd expect in something this wicked, but in this car it definitely works. The 3-window coupe's interior geometry is a bit different than the 5-window, so there's plenty of legroom. Custom door panels and seat covers use patterned gray cloth and vinyl that adds texture and it's full of race-grade touches like the B&M shifter on the floor, a custom accelerator pedal, and the giant tach strapped to the steering column. A variety of gauges fill the dash, but you can forget things like A/C or a stereo, because this sucker is built to do just one thing. The steering wheel is a fat 3-spoke deal that looks like it comes from a dirt track racer and you do get harnesses for both passengers. The trunk is finished with the basics: a giant fuel cell and a battery tucked into the floor to keep the center of gravity low.
Big power comes from a Ford 429 cubic inch V8 that's been punched out to 516 cubic inches, then topped with a giant 6-71 blower from BDS. With an estimated 1000 horsepower on tap, this is not a car for the faint of heart, yet it's set up to run on pump gas (race gas is nice if you can find it, though). A full roller valvetrain, Mallory ignition, and those ceramic-coated headers are all part of the team. A pair of big Holley 4-barrel carburetor lives on top of the blower and a giant electric fan and thick radiator keeps everything cool. The TCI chassis is traditional, with a dropped axle front suspension, disc brakes, and a 9-inch Ford rear end hanging on a 4-link with coil-overs. A built C6 3-speed automatic with a reverse manual valve body handles the shifts and it's actually a lot of fun to bang it through the gears. Traditional-looking Weld wheels emphasize the racing vibe and carry 185R14 front and 29x18.5-15 Mickey Thompson rubber.
Professionally built in 2006 and showing about 2000 miles since it was completed, this is still a very fresh car. This 1932 Ford 3-window coupe delivers the performance that all the others are faking. Call today!
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