1932 Ford Three Window Barn Find Drag Car 3 Window Coupe
Price: - Item location: Azusa, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Other
- Year: 1932
- Mileage: 10,000
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1932 Ford OtherHere is an incredible opportunity to own a real, period correct barn find 1932 Ford 3 window coupe. They don't get any more real than this one.
This car was found in Hollywood California where it has been most of its life. It was a local hot rod for many years before it ended up with the man who built it in it's current state. It was chopped by Sam Barris in the 1940's and it looks to have been a pretty high quality street car for several years before it was turned into a race car in the 1950's. The car was built to drag race in the 1950's, and it was parked in 1958 after breaking the transmission at Lions Drag Strip.
It has been maroon, green, white, black and blue. It was channeled sometime after it was chopped, and by someone else. While the chop is of remarkably high quality (even by today's standards) the channel is typical period work. It was channeled by removing the front subrails and cutting the entire rear floor out. Both quarter braces were cut as well and the entire body was lowered the width of the frame. Everything is still there and there's virtually no material missing. A good metal man could unchannel the car very easily if so desired.
The body itself is exceptionally solid, it's really a small miracle it's this nice as the car was left outside in a backyard all these years. The only rot in the whole car is a silver dollar sized bit in the driver's side lower quarter. The garnish moldings and windshield frame are included and have been chopped as nice as the car, the garnish moldings were plated a long long time ago. Body lines are nice and the trunk floor is super solid as well. The original 32 fuel tank was moved into the trunk and it has real '49-'50 Pontiac tail lights. There's a neat old push bar out back as well.
The interior is period perfect drag car, with a crude gas welded roll bar and a P38 Lightning seat. The original dash was cut for two gauges on the left side, otherwise untouched. There's a bitchin' home made scattershield as well.
The motor is a 1940 Ford flathead that's been equipped with Smith heads, a Sharp four carb intake manifold, four Stromberg 97's and an Eddie Meyer distributor complete with an uncracked Pierce Arrow cap. The motor is long seized. There's a 39 transmission with a broken first gear and the rear is a Ford banjo with unsplit wishbones. The frame is an original 32 that's had the K member slightly modified to fit a set of 1940 Ford pedals and a 40's Ford pickup master cylinder. It has an early suicide style front end and 42-48 brakes all around. The steering box is also seized. Also included in the sale is a period perfect Halibrand quick change rear axle assembly. It's a Culver City unit and complete with Ford bells, hydraulic brakes, cast safety hubs and beautiful cut down backing plates. There's also an uncut 1932 Ford firewall included with the car.
Please feel free to call us directly with any questions at 626-804-3780. We ship worldwide, international bidders are welcome. This vehicle is sold on a bill of sale only.