PRICED-TO-MOVE, ENTRY-LEVEL STREETROD, 350 V8, 4-LINK & COILOVERS, FRNT DISCS!
There are a lot of '32 Fords out there, far more than Henry ever built, in fact. But this particular glass '32 Ford 3-window coupe stands out because it's a legitimate old-school build, a car built by the current owner's grandfather and handed down through the family. If you want authenticity, this cool coupe delivers in a way that no modern "rat rod" could ever duplicate.
The bright red paint is actually a refreshing change from the usual '32 Ford choices and looks exceptionally good on the chopped coupe's fiberglass bodywork. Finish quality is impressive, but not so perfect that you're afraid to drive it, making it the idea choice for show and go events. The doors open suicide-style using original door handles, so it's got the right look that isn't over-modified, and a single white pinstripe around the original belt moldings highlights what is arguably the best shape of the early 1930s. The hood sides were removed for a traditional hot rod view of the engine bay, but all the exposed areas are beautifully finished because someone understood that they were going to be on display. Big commercial-style headlights and a painted radiator shell offer a bright, classic look and it's outfitted with blue dot taillight lenses out back along with an exposed gas tank and chrome spreader bars. If you like your rods traditional, this car nails it on every level.
Late-model bucket seats anchor a tasteful, functional interior that's ready for longer cruises. Forget slippery vinyl, the gray cloth works better, and with custom door panels created to match, it really shows well. There are some signs of use, of course, but nobody will complain about the accommodations, even with the chopped top. Other nice upgrades include a tilt steering column with a banjo-style wheel, gauges that look like old-school Stewart Warner dials, and proper switches and knobs for all the major controls, so you aren't hunting around under the dash when you need the headlights. There is no radio (what real hot rod needs one, right?), but the power windows and seat belts are a nice addition that make this car very usable in today's world. Even the trunk is neatly finished and sizeable enough for a few overnight bags, and also offers access to the fuel cell filler.
A 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 tucks under the hood and works well to make this Ford a total blast to drive. There's nothing radical there, just an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb that ensures a good idle and great throttle response, some finned valve covers for a touch of nostalgia, and ram's horn exhaust manifolds that are as much styling statement as functional hardware. There's an alternator up high where it stays nice and cool, plus a big radiator tucked into the original shell, assisted by an electric fan AND a mechanical fan. It starts easily, idles well, and pulls hard with that lightweight bodywork tied to it. The TH350 3-speed automatic snaps through the gears with enthusiasm and there's a color-matched Ford 9-inch rear end out back. The suspension is purely traditional, with a dropped I-beam up front and a 4-link with coil-overs out back. Front disc brakes are good for safety and color-matched steel wheels with Ford hubcaps and trim rings work well with the traditional big-n-little tire combination.
Very reasonably priced and pulling no punches, this is a heck of a lot of hot rod fun and tradition in an attractive package. Call today!
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Windows
- Transmission Spec
- Turbohydramatic 350
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