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Make: Ford
Model: Roadster
SubModel: Roadster
Type: Other
Doors: 2
Year: 1932
Mileage: 65
Color: Yellow
Engine: 350 V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Other
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1932 Ford Roadster Roadster Additional Info:

This 1932 Ford highboy roadster has a traditional look but few rods of the good old days were finished to this level. A custom interior, a strong-running small block V8, and an unusual yet period-correct paint job make this a roadster that will stand out without trying too hard.This build was finished a few years ago but never saw much use, so it still looks fresh and with this look, it'll never go out of style. The body is fiberglass with a steel 3-piece hood, but until you rap your knuckles against it, you'd never know for sure. The yellow paint is high-impact and definitely makes this car look bold, but the tan two-tone for the top surfaces gives it a whole new look that's straight out of the '50s when such combinations were building the foundations of hot rodding. The paint looks quite good and aside from some minor signs of use, the finish is holding up beautifully. It's got that awesome minimalist look that strips the '32 down to the barest of minimums, with a pair of headlights perched on the frame but precious little else to slow it down. A stainless grille insert and chrome spreader bar up front give some contrast, while out back there are a pair of smoked '39 Ford taillights and a color-matched gas tank to make it look authentic.Back in the 1950s, very, very few rods had interiors that looked as good as the tan threads inside this one. Pleated seats with intricate designs, matching door panels, and a cool two-tone effect all give it a polished look that's also as sophisticated as the paint job. The contrast in styles is very appealing, and with details like the banjo-style steering wheel and white-faced gauges clustered in the center of the dash, it looks suitably vintage. The strip of wood running under the dash warms it up a bit and provides a neat place to hang the AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, and the speakers are tucked neatly under the dash. It's fully carpeted, something that few roadsters enjoyed back in the day, and the shifter and E-brake both have neatly tailored boots that match the upholstery. And with this roadster, you also get a nicely finished trunk with a trick battery box and plenty of room for gear.For power, it uses a stout 350 cubic inch Chevy V8, nothing radical, just an awesome power-to-weight ratio that makes it a blast to drive. There's enough chrome under the louvered hood to make it interesting and the hardware is reliable: an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, a Mallory ignition system, and a set of block-hugging headers feeding a pair of glasspack-style mufflers for a period sound. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic feeding a Ford rear end, which hangs on a set of chrome coil-over shocks and a 4-link setup. The front suspension is a traditional dropped axle on a transverse leaf spring, and everything under the car has been painted to match the bodywork for an ultra-clean look. There's no need for power steering on a car this light, but it does have power front disc brakes for impressive stopping power. Classic steel wheels with Ford hubcaps and trim rings carry 195/65/15 front and 235/60/15 rear wide whitewall radials for an old-school look with modern tire technology.A neat little roadster that will definitely stand out at shows simply because it dares to be just a little different. Call today!