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1932 Ford Coupe Hot Rod
This 1932 Ford Hot Rod coupe is a beautifully presented hot rod based on the Ford Three-window Deluxe Coupe. It is powered by a 350 cubic inch (5.73-litre) Chevrolet V8 engine which sends power to the rear wheels through a 9-inch differential. This car is fitted with a Turbo 350 automatic transmission with a floor shifter. The odometer currently displays 2,439km.
Hot rods come in a variety of shapes and sizes though the 1932 Ford is particularly popular with enthusiasts. The practice first came about through the Prohibition era where bootleggers would build modified cars to escape law enforcement. For a scene that’s spanned a century, hot rods have evolved today as one of the most unique and bespoke forms of car customisation, with virtually nothing off-limits. The 350 cubic inch small-block Chevy V8 is one of the most popular engines to swap into a hot rod, though the performance enhancements usually go far beyond a regular engine swap.
This car’s striking specification incorporates a modified version of Chrysler’s Crush Orange paint with cream upholstery. The car sits on a set of steel wheels with dress rings and caps wrapped in a set of BF Goodrich radial white wall tyres. Front suspension on this car is traditional style 4-inch drop axle with four link bars and transverse leaf spring, while the rear uses a four link with coilover suspension. Braking power is provided by a set of Holden HQ disc brakes at the front while the rear is serviced by drum brakes.
This ground-up new build was completed in August 2019 on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The car started as a B&B Restorations 32 Ford reproduction chassis and is now fitted with 350 cu in Chevy V8 built by Trapnell Race Engines in Yatala, QLD. It also has a 9-inch diff with LSD centre. It’s essentially a one-owner vehicle, as the current owner only picked it up a month ago from the original owner and now has to on-sell to fund a business opportunity. Since completion the car has travelled 2,439km and it represents a great opportunity to own a tasteful, proven, run-in, and freshly-built hot rod without having to go through the dramas of a ground-up build.
Being such a new build with extremely low mileage, the exterior of this hot rod presents immaculately. The modified Crush Orange paintwork shines beautifully in the sun with no obvious holograms or fine scratching. The exterior chrome trim is also polished to perfection. The C&W Components fibreglass body features a factory roof height and includes full fibreglass guards and running boards. The hood is a one-piece steel item, as is the 32-inch grille, both showing in incredible order. Reproduction 32 commercial headlights feature on the front end while 39-style tear-drop LEDs are found at the back. The bumper bars are ribbed Bob Drake items. All four wheels are beautifully finished and show no signs of damage, and the tyres retain a deep level of tread.
The interior shows in similar pristine condition. No signs of wear or damage are observed on the cream upholstery while all interior trim presents cleanly. A pair of folding bucket seats is faced with a set of Smiths classic gauges mounted in the dash. There is also a polished tilt steering column with banjo style steering wheel.
The car will come with previous registration papers and one set of keys.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as written off or stolen. The personalised plates currently on the vehicle are not included in the sale.
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