1932 Ford Coupe
For all-out attitude and a super-traditional look, it's hard to beat this '32 Ford 3-window coupe. Stripped down to its bare essentials, it has the look of a pure street brawler, and if it could, it would probably have a pack of Lucky Strikes rolled up in its T-shirt sleeve. This looks like the car every hot-rodder of the '50s dreamed of building, but under the skin it packs 21st century technology that makes more sports car than vintage hot rod. The body is Gibbons fiberglass, not ancient steel patched back together, and until you've seen one of these high-quality reproductions, you can't imagine how well they fit together. Excellent gaps, a beautiful gel coat that has been properly prepped, and seamless finishing that makes it impossible to tell it apart from its steel counterparts. The unusual Niles Green paint is from the 1941 color chart and gives it a fantastic no nonsense look that is insanely appealing. A modest chop gives it a traditional look, and a three-piece hood with lots of louvers adds to the '50s vibe. Add in a nicely fitted top insert, the oversized commercial headlights, and 1950 Pontiac taillights, and it looks like this car might have been built in, say, 1954. No matter what you're driving, you're probably going to give this little Deuce coupe a lot of leeway on the road. In the 1950s, few hot-rodders could afford a fully finished interior, let alone the leather tuck-and-roll job inside this coupe, but this is no ordinary rod. The gorgeous green and white bench offers vastly more adjustability than the original piece, which means this car is all-day comfortable, even for taller drivers. Custom door panels were stitched up to match, and the dark green carpets are nicely bound and finished. There's a full complement of Stewart Warner gauges keeping an eye on the engine, all framed by a gorgeous engine-turned panel. Custom eyeball vents for the Vintage Air A/C system, a Lokar shifter, and an overhead console with an AM/FM/CD stereo all add to the high-quality feel and make this car a pleasure to drive. This coupe also includes a neatly finished trunk with plenty of room for your gear. There was no messing around when it came time to make horsepower: that's a fresh Summit Racing 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 that was built to run. Dressed in its own coat of black paint, there are a few tricks like the finned valve covers, OEM Chevy air cleaner, and an HEI ignition system. A 4-barrel carburetor is set up properly, so the car fires up quickly and runs superbly out on the open road and thanks to a thumper cam, it sounds suitably nasty. There's a big radiator up front and the owner reports that it doesn't get fussy, even on the hottest days with the A/C cranking. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic feeding a GM 10-bolt with 3.08 gears inside, so it's relaxed at 70 MPH. Front disc brakes give this Ford impressive stopping power, and with a monochromatic paint job that gives the chassis a highly detailed look, it's a shame to take this little coupe off the lift. It achieves a traditional big-n-little look by using vintage artillery wheels with staggered Firestone bias-ply skinnies for a genuine old-school feel. Sure, you could build your own, but not for less than this, and you certainly can't duplicate this one's level of fit and finish for the price. Call today!