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1932 Ford Roadster **Henry Steel** Hot Rod

Classics  /   /  By Jim Pickering

When it comes to hot rods, there is no better icon than the ’32 Ford. Rodders have been chopping, channeling, and overpowering these cars for generations — and thanks to years of use as street terrors, drag machines, salt flat top-speed specials, and show cars, there just aren’t a lot of real-deal cars left. Today, a lot of guys build ’32s on modern custom chassis with replica fiberglass or steel bodies. Although these cars look more or less like original ’32s, a lot of them aren’t.

But that’s not the case with this 1932 Ford Roadster. The seller says it’s original Henry steel, which is to say that it came from the Ford plant back in the day. The frame is an original piece as well, along with the grille shell.

Overall, this car has had a four inch channel job done, which basically lets the body sit four inches lower down on the frame. The seller says it’s an early hot rod build that’s been completely restored, and both the paint job and the parts used help to verify that. It has a too cool early ’60s look, all the way down to the sparkly steering wheel, Moon gas pedal, chrome reverse wheels, and pie-crust slicks. The listing doesn’t say when the car was originally rodded, but I’d guess it was from that time.

The engine is a 1963 Olds 394-ci V8 that’s been balanced and fitted with a solid roller cam, roller rockers, tunnel ram intake with twin AFB carbs and velocity stacks, zoomie headers, and more. The trans is a Muncie 4-speed, and the rear end is a 1958 Olds unit with 3.94 gears.

This car has a great vintage look, but it also has some added benefits to make it an easier driver. These include and electric fan, an alternator, a modern gel-cell battery, new master cylinder and brake lines, and MSD ignition.

Hot rodding is all about individuality, but it’ll be hard to find a ’32 that screams ‘hot rod’ more than this vintage build. Click the link to see the listing with a Buy-it-Now of $33,500: 1932 Ford Roadster

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