On loan from: Scott Sheldon, Kearney, NE
Original price: $495.00 for the roadster, $490.00 for the coupe
Number made: 8,092 (Deluxe Roadster), 21,993 (Deluxe Coupe)
Engine, etc.: 350 V-8 with 350 automatic transmission; lots of chrome and also headers
Car has: American Racing “Salt Flats Special” wheels
Passion Purple with Dandelion yellow paint done by “Restore a Muscle Car”, Lincoln, NE
Dakota digital gauges
Sid Chavers “Big Top” roadster top
Cream interior by Winchester Trim Shop of Kearney, NE
Cornhusker Rod and Custom frame
Show Me body with hidden hinges
Chrome Super Bell front end
IDIDIT chrome tilt steering column with custom steering wheel
The 1932 model roadster is one of the most popular of all hot rod categories. It is a roadster or coupe but maintains the factory body mounting configuration. It was called a “deuce” because of the “2” in the model year.
The 1932 highboy had the fenders removed but kept the roadster body high atop the frame. It is the archetypal hot rod and a basic unit of post-World War II southern California returning-serviceman car exuberance.
It was the first popularly priced car to offer a V-8 engine. Original flathead engines had 65 h.p. and 221 cu. in. The engine was called a flathead design because the cylinder head simply covered the combustion chamber and included a hole for the spark plug. Flatheads tended to overheat because the exhaust spent more time leaving the block. Two water pumps were used for cooling and they shared a radiator.
http://oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Ford/1932%20Ford/1932%20Ford%20Full%20Line%20Brochure/index1.html (Original dealer brochure, full line of 1932 Ford cars)
http://oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Ford/1932%20Ford/1932%20Ford%20V8%20Foldout/image4.html (Foldout brochure, 1932 Ford V-8’s)