This slick-built 1932 Ford Roadster is all about the custom details. Featuring a unique look not often seen on '32 Ford recreations, this streetrod offers a top that comes off, a sporty interior, and a whole lot of power by way of the 5.7L LS1 under the hood. A brilliant roadster with only 4,902 miles on the build, this Ford would cost considerably more to replicate that what we're asking. So, before you embark on the long and expensive journey of creating a hotrod as cool as this, consider this turnkey beauty instead.
Obviously, the body is fiberglass and takes a few liberties from the original 1932 design, but that's not at all a demerit on a high-quality rod such as this. All the materials are incredibly thick, durable and reinforced with extra supports, and the streamlined design and upgraded drivetrain allow for regular driving out in the modern world. The resulting custom look of this roadster could almost never be matched by steel, yet the spirit and feel is still all high-quality, and the bright yellow paint is the perfect complement to the high-impact design. The build incorporates a channeled front end with a hood that flips forward (like in a C4 Corvette), a thin wedge-like body, and a chopped top, so this car has a cool rake to it that matches what rodders have been doing since the '40s. In fact, it looks more like a Prowler than a '32 Ford, complete with fenders, running boards, and two doors, although there are no obtrusive bumpers, the side mirrors are sleek, and the windshield is aggressively angled to make this little replica look fast just sitting still. After almost 5K miles on the build, it's no longer perfect and there are some imperfections in the finish that can be found upon closer examination, but there's not a warm-blooded creature on Earth that won't turn their heads when this beauty is bombing down Main Street. Up front, there's a beautiful chrome Vee'd grille along with traditional King Bee style headlights at the flanks, so it has a very traditional look despite all the custom work that went into the build.
Outfitted in black vinyl and yellow fiberglass, the 2-seater interior is very inviting and brings a modern level of fit and finish to this streetrod that we don't often come across. High-back bucket seats make the most of the roadster's confines, leaving it comfortable for two grown adults, and the sculpted contours are good for long power tours. Black vinyl was also used to accent the custom door panels and dashboard, a tidy custom center console splits the seats and houses the shifter, and plush black carpets line the floors. A sporty Grant steering wheel continues the two-tone theme, while the sporty dashboard just beyond it carries an array of VDO gauges along with vents for the R134a A/C system (needs servicing for optimum cooling). That aforementioned removable top is a fiberglass piece that was wrapped in black cloth on the outside and lined with a black headliner within, making this an all-weather cruiser (albeit, one without side windows). Out back, the spacious trunk is fully upholstered and has plenty of room for all your car show goodies.
Delivering on the car's looks is a custom-fitted, Chevrolet 5.7L LS1 V8 that brings tremendous power to this small, lightweight streetrod. Beautifully finished with black-and-yellow Corvette valve covers, a blacked-out intake, and freshly detailed components throughout, the engine itself is worthy of showing off, cleverly presented via the forward-tilting hood. Modern components throughout mean this LS1 will be around for a very long time with only minor service required, and because it's such a common motor it can be worked on pretty much anywhere. A big aluminum radiator and cold-air intake system keeps the engine cool at all times, while the soundtrack benefits from the throaty Flowmaster muffler below. It rides on an independent front end with chrome double A-arms, coilovers, and rack-and-pinion steering up front, a 4-link and performance shocks out back, along with power 4-wheel disc brakes at the corners. The undercarriage is very solid and because everything is relatively new underneath, it's in ready-to-go condition, punctuated by the 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission that makes it cruise-ready. Flashy Centerline wheels and 205/50/15 front and 255/45/17 rear performance tires are fitted for an up-to-date look that still has a traditional vibe.
This is a well-built and thoughtfully crafted Ford replica that captures the clean look of New School hot rods and adds big doses of performance and comfort. With only 4,902 miles on the total build, it's going to dominate for years to come. Call today!