The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 50
1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster

Selling on Friday

1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster

CHASSIS NO: 1812873

• Pro-built Hi-Boy by B-2 Design Group
• Desirable steel body
• Powerful Chevy 350 crate engine
• Outstanding leather interior
• Excellent detailing and finish

350 cid Chevrolet V-8 engine, single Weber four-barrel carburetor, 350 HP, automatic transmission, solid front axle, live rear axle, hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 106”

The classic 1932 Ford, better known to legions of enthusiasts over the intervening decades as “The Deuce,” has been, and always will be, the inspiration for the quintessential American Hot Rod. Almost as soon as it was first sold, virtually every one of Ford’s many ’32 models were modified, updated, and upgraded, quickly gaining fame on California’s dry lakes, Bonneville salt, early drag strips and Main Street USA. Popular culture only added to its appeal, including the Beach Boys’ hit song “Little Deuce Coupe” and George Lucas’ classic 1973 film, “American Graffiti,” which reintroduced old-style hot rods to a new generation and rekindled the street-rodding movement, which many thought had died out by the late 1960s.

Celebrating America’s rich hot-rodding tradition with a decidedly modern twist, this eye-popping 1932 Ford Hi-Boy roadster was built by B-2 Design Group, which was formed during the mid-2000s in Westlake Village, California by Billy Blair and Bill Springer. Featuring a RodBods steel ’32 Ford roadster style body, this Hi-Boy features such classic hot rod elements as a drilled I-beam axle and hairpins up front. A hot 350 Chevy crate engine develops 350 horsepower with a Weber four-barrel carburetor, performance cam and headers, mated to an automatic transmission and 9-inch Ford rear axle. Front disc and rear drum brakes provide stopping power in concert with a modern dual-circuit master cylinder. The show-quality interior upholstery was fitted at B-2 under the supervision of Randy Eisenbeiss in Italian Tuscan leather with exceptional attention to detail in full view, including custom-fitted seating and leather for the door panels and kick panels. While quality carpeting adds a further touch of class. The factory-style dash panel features a striking engine-turned instrument insert with a useful gauge array in place. A modern tilt steering column and leather-wrapped “Banjo” wheel provide directional control. A chopped tan folding top, beautiful blue paint, pinstripes, and polished American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels finish off this outstanding and highly enjoyable modern interpretation of the classic “Deuce” Hi-Boy roadster.

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