Classic Car Auction of Toronto - Fall

Lot : SP141
1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe Hot Rod

Auctioned on Saturday, October 25, 2008

Not Sold at a High Bid of $50,000

    The classic 1932 Ford, better known as “the Deuce”, has been, and always will be, the ultimate hot rod. An American icon, the 1932 Ford was immortalized in the early 1960s by the Beach Boys’ “Little Deuce Coupe”, and in 1973, George Lucas’ “American Graffiti” reintroduced old-style hot rods to a new generation. Among hot rodders, the popularity of the 1932 Ford has always remained strong. In the early days, Deuces of any body style were plentiful and inexpensive, and being simple cars made them easy to strip down and modify. A cultural phenomenon, and an entire industry, was born from these humble beginnings, and today a new generation of enthusiasts has embraced “the Deuce”.

    The black 1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe presented here is a very fine example that features a fiberglass body with an original style steel hood. A GM 350 cubic inch V8 engine with approximately 300 horsepower, coupled to a four-speed GM 700R4 overdrive transmission, powers it. The perfectly aggressive stance is provided by a completely chromed front suspension with radius rods, and a four-link rear suspension mounting a strong 9-inch Ford differential with 3.50:1 gears. It rides on a set of polished Halibrand wheels with Goodyear Eagle radial tires, and is brought to a halt by a set of Wilwood power disc brakes. The interior is very well trimmed, featuring red upholstery, power windows, Stewart-Warner gauges, and a floor-mounted Lokar shifter, topped with a polished piston.

    The professionally built 1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe offered here presents a great opportunity for the successful bidder. Sure to remain enjoyable and comfortable, it will attract smiles and attention wherever it goes.