Classic Car Overview
Traditional looking streetrods are red hot right now and it seems that everything old is new again. Hot rods like this slick black 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe definitely have the right look, and thanks to decades of development, you can have the vintage look without the vintage headaches, because this beautifully restored Deuce runs like a new car. With a 350 V8 crate motor, an overdrive automatic transmission, and a surprisingly spacious and comfortable A/C interior, this 5-window coupe is the perfect fit if youre looking for an old-school style rod that can stand-up to the elements of today. Black paint is EXACTLY what you want if youre looking for a proper Deuce coupe, and with a finish that was completed in 2015, it looks exceptionally good on the slick bodywork of this hotrod. The body is fiberglass, but youd never know it by looking, because the work was done to a high standard befitting the legendary status of these cars. Fords 5-window coupe is always a favorite, and finishing it with black paint thats contrasted with visible red accents from the front grille, suspension, and engine bay, not to mention the bright white-wall tires, all give it a very definitive 50s low-buck vibe. But this is no homemade rod, with a recent professional build that takes great pains to look old but drive like new, it was built for the street and has over 57k miles on the clock to prove that it can handle itself out on the streets. Finish quality is very good, disguising the fiberglass substrate as laser-straight sheetmetal and emphasizing the classic Ford shape. Door fit is exemplary (note: the front doors open by swiping a magnet across the front fender), and the rear deck lid shows even gaps all around, which was tough even in 1932 with original Henry Ford steel. More traditional tricks include the louvered hood top held in place with leather straps, deleted side panels to show off the engine, the Moon tank up front, Green Gremlin tire caps, and devil head style taillights. No doubt someone did their homework before a single bolt was turned. Contrasting with the slick black exterior, the bright red vinyl interior is first-class travel all the way. With finish quality and features that kids in the 50s could only dream of, someone spent a ton of money finishing the inside of this little coupe. Traditional pleats on the red bench seat and red vinyl on the door panels keep it close to period-correct, and features like the pinstripe work on the smoothed dash and the machine-turned bezel full of black-faced Moon gauges harken back to an era of early custom builds that got Americas love affair with streetrods started. Theres also a super-tall shifter topped with a mad-hatter wolf knob that adds a little craziness theme inside, and an awesome red glitter-gel steering wheel mounted atop a tilt column that gives the driver added room inside the cabin. Seatbelts provide the safety, an A/C system is included with the sale (although the installations needs to be finished), and a Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit was built into the finished headliner to provide the entertainment. Black carpets insulate the cabin from road noise, and out back the trunk is finished to match, with black carpets and red side panels, and theres plenty of room for a cross-country cruise, even with the battery stashed back there. A 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 crate motor tucks under the hood and works well to make this Ford a total blast to drive. Theres nothing too radical there, just an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb that ensures a good idle and great throttle response, some red valve covers with Lincoln V-Eight script for a touch of nostalgia, and cool headers that are as much styling statement as functional hardware. Theres an alternator up high where it stays nice and cool, plus a big radiator and electric fan set-up tucked into the original shell, and the checkered firewall is another throwback touch that makes us love this rod that much more. It starts easily thanks to an HEI ignition, idles well, and pulls hard with that lightweight bodywork tied to it. The 700R4 4-speed automatic snaps through the gears with enthusiasm and theres a color-matched Ford 8-inch with 4:11 gears out back. The suspension was built for the road, with a 4-link up front and a 4-link with coil-overs out back. Front disc brakes are good for safety and the bright chrome wheels provide the perfect amount of bling and are wrapped with Firestone whitewall tires in the traditional big-n-little tire combination. Very reasonably priced and pulling no punches, this is a heck of a lot of hot rod fun and tradition in an attractive package. Call today!