O Fallon, IL
Cashmere Brown · 350 CID V8 · 6,876 miles
Gateway Classic Cars of Houston is proud to offer this truly one of a kind new (yes, new - read on) 1932 Ford Roadster. This car has a builder VIN, as it was made from the ground up by a team of master builders in Texas. It consists of an all steel body, covered in a unique - as in, you cant buy it or get it mixed (unless you buy this car, whereupon its builder will give you the paint recipe), custom-mixed PPG Global Cashmere brown paint, with Biscuit racing stripes and orange pinstriping outlining the racing stripes. It has Rootlib 25 louver side panels which open fully, along with its Rootlib hood, and custom-built rear body corners. Its frame consists of American Stamping frame rails, with a fully-boxed custom built center section chassis that has been stretched 1.5 at the front cross member. The chassis is pinched in the front and lowered one inch, and the frame rails have also been pinched at the rear to fit the two inch spreader bar. Its spreader bars front and rear are 1/4 inch polished stainless. This is a true builder car! However, its not all show...it has plenty of GO, too! Under the hood is a built GM Performance 300HP V8 Chevy crate motor, complete with a roller camshaft, 4 bolt main block, once piece rear main seal, and Vortec heads. This mighty mouse motor sends its twist out through a TKO 500 Five Speed Transmission, complete with an aluminum bellhousing, McLeod clutch and pressure plate, and McLeod heavy duty hydraulic throwout bearing. Aft of the 5-speed trans is a 2 4130 Cro-Moly custom built drive shaft that spins its Winters Quick Change polished rear end, with its mini V8 tapered side bells. With only minor effort, its easy to pull the gear set, reverse it, and reinsert it, and you can switch from its highway ratio (3.48:1) to its strip ratio (4.11:1) gears. Of course, once you get to triple-digit speed in seconds, youll want to feel comfortable that you can get back down to school zone speeds just as quickly. This car is made for that, with Wilwood disc brakes all four corners: this beauty has a Wilwood master cylinder providing more than sufficient grunt to its polished multi-piston calipers, which grab the drilled and slotted vented rotors. Up front, youll find a Posies front spring, Super Bell oval drilled aluminum polished axle, with Bilstein shocks; and out back, are fully adjustable Bilstein coil overs. Keeping this new old rod firmly glued to the pavement are some virtually new Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires, wrapped around some custom Budnik Maroc 3 wheels with satin centers and polished rims: l7xlO rears, l5x6 fronts. Underneath, youll find a handmade 2.5 stainless exhaust, dumping over the rear axle, and sounding plenty nasty when the tach is winding to redline. Inside, theres a custom Budnik steering wheel sitting atop an Ididit polished steering column. Its 32 dash has a custom-built recessed insert, and is complete with AutoMeter Cruiser AD Series gauges, including a fully-electronic speedo. The passengers can ride in comfort in its dark brown leather and tweed interior, complete with Lebaron Bonney Carpet and floor mats. When you want to go topless (and you will), it has a lift off top. Simply undo a couple of bolts, and lift the 304 stainless frame with its Hartz Stayfast cloth top right off. Youre sure to love its custom windshield, with the 3 chop of its polished stainless posts executed flawlessly. Its Hagen Fatty mirrors let you keep track of your blind spots (as if there were any to begin with). With all of this hand-crafting, one might think this was built for show only. However, this is no trailer or show queen: it was driven from Spring, TX to Los Angeles for the 50th Anniversary Roadster Show. It was displayed throughout the show by Alan Budnik Wheels, where it received a TON of attention due to acute precision and unique qualities, one of which was its unique color. As a matter of record, the color of this 1932 Roadster was picked by many top professionals as one of the best-looking color choices ever seen on a 1932. Note from its builder: As a professional street rod builder, we had two things in mind when we built our 32: First, build a dependable car that can be driven anywhere. Second, prove its reliability by driving it 3600 miles from Texas to the LA Roadster Show. And I must say, she definitely proved to be no trailer queen...Driving at 70-80 MPH and averaging 22 MPG of gas, we sailed through the rain, wind, heat, and cold...and lets not forget the pounding sands of the Mojave. In conclusion: Our final goal was to offer the car to someone who would appreciate the craftsmanship and the quality of a hand-built car. This Roadster is a dependable piece of art - a jewel in the eye of any collector. And guaranteed -- to turn the heads of anyone in the automotive industry. For more information on this 1932 Ford Roadster for sale, please call the Houston showroom at (832) 243-6220; or email us at Houston@GatewayClassicCars.com. To see more of it, go to our website: www.GatewayClassicCars.com, where youll see HD photos and an HD video of it in operation. Alternatively, if you want to see it in person, come to our Houston Showroom, located at 71 Esplanade Blvd, Ste. 100, Houston, TX 77060.