The Auburn Auction

Lot 58
1932 Ford 'High Boy' Roadster
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE


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1932 Ford 'High Boy' Roadster

CHASSIS NO: CA1103869

• Excellent quality build
• Modified Chevrolet 327 power
• All-steel Brookville body
• Driven only 700 miles since completion


327 cid modified Chevrolet V-8 engine, Turbo 350 automatic transmission, parallel four-link rear suspension with adjustable shock absorber and chrome plated straight front axle, front disc and rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 106


Nothing gets the heart of a car enthusiast pumping faster than the sound of an American hot rod. Open to the interpretations of the builder, these are the cars that allow for an artistic prose that cant be found in originality. Over the years many cars have lent themselves very well to the hot rod movement. Just witness the amount of 1957 Chevys, 1969 Mustangs, and 1969 Dodge Chargers, that have received the resto-mod treatment and one can begin to understand how much the hot rod has affected automobile history. But of all the cars that have been built for street racing, nothing stands taller than the 1932 Ford. Certainly, Ford rocked the world when they introduced the all-new Ford for 1932 with the first V-8 engine for the masses, but styling was the factor that would live forever as the iconic American hot rod. After all, who could ever forget John Milner played by Paul Le Mat lining up his yellow 1932 Ford Highboy with the sinister black 1955 Chevy driven by Bob Falfa played by a young Harrison Ford in the great American Graffiti? The resulting race put the 1932 Ford on the map as the most popular hot rod on the planet.

Offered here is an incredible build of a 1932 Ford that features an all-steel body from Brookville Roadster, an industry leader for over 30 years in the reproduction of Ford parts. The craftsmanship involved in bringing this roadster to life is clearly evident in every facet of its build. This 1932 Ford is finished in a color called Molten Copper Sunset Candy that was applied and then wet sanded with 800 grit sandpaper before another clear was applied. The paint is nearly flawless with an excellent shine and consistent paint pigment across all panels. The firewall and undercarriage are finished in a contrasting Wimbledon White for a super clean look. This hot rod is also fitted with a removable Bop Top by the Sid Chavers Company. The front is void of any bumper for a clean hot rod look and the rear is fitted with a biplane style chrome bumper that accents the rear perfectly. The interior is just what one would expect from a classic American hot rod with cream colored vinyl accented with black piping. The dashboard is body colored and all gauges are center mounted for easy viewing. All gauges are from Stewart Warner and carry a retro style that is perfect for this car. As with any hot rod its whats under the hood that counts, and this is where this car does not disappoint. Power comes from a 327 cubic-inch Chevrolet V-8 with a Crane 510 lift hydraulic roller camshaft, roller tip rockers, Edelbrock performance aluminum heads, Mallory Unilite distributor, and an aluminum finned oil pan. A chrome electric fan with a temperature switch keeps everything cool. Exhaust is controlled through a set of custom-built lake style headers and the exhaust system is fully ceramic coated. All this power is sent to a Turbo 350 automatic transmission and a Ford nine-inch Detroit locker with 350 gears puts the power to the ground. Stopping all this power are disc brakes up front and drum brakes at the rear. Suspension is controlled by QA1 adjustable shock absorbers with a parallel link four-link in the rear and a chrome plated 1932 Ford straight axle up front. This Ford has been driven less than 700 miles since it was built and is now just nicely broken in.

The American hot rod is an icon of the motor age and this unique interpretation of that dream is certainly one to be admired. For a car thats sure to be a big hit under the Friday night lights, this 1932 Ford is ready for anything.

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