Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1932 Ford Roadster
The great thing about the evolution of hot rodding is this; over the past 30 years a vast array of excellent products has continually streamed onto the market. And presently, anyone with a check book and an affinity for going way too fast and looking way too good can build anything from state-of-the-arts ride avant-garde to old school cool. This sweet Ford coupe, wrapping a modern chassis and reliable V8 in show stopping aesthetics, is a ground-up build that combines the core strengths of original hot rodding with an uncompromising vision and top-notch componentry. And, if you're looking to score a fully sorted custom that mixes classic good looks with proven road manners, it's a strong candidate for your next street rod!
For consignment a Speedway Motors kit bodied car, built from the ground up to replicate the classic early hot rod, in the form of a 1932 Roadster from Ford. This stripped-down car sans fenders, bumpers, and any other extras (who needs door handles?) is all decked out and ready to go for a drag on the ubiquitous paved grounds of the LA River.
A Speedway bodied all fiberglass which means no rust classic style is now draped with Candy Apple Red paint, which has an airbrushed overspray of white hot, to yellow to orange flames that lick rearward from the radiator cowl through the mid doors of this chopped convertible topped car. A large vertical ribbed radiator is up front, and it is flanked on the bottom by a single chromed in a dish headlight cowling and housing. Some snazzy chromed shock absorbers can be seen attached to the red painted TCI chassis. More chromed suspension parts hold the front suspension and steering on, as it does the same for the rear suspension. The back of the car has much larger 285/70-R15's on, and also some chromed coil overs and chromed 4 link suspension. A shaved bumper, and some oval chrome tipped zoom tubes stick out the back and release the sound and spent gasses into the world. A few areas of some paint faults which are minor are noted. On all 4 corners we see red painted steel wheels with chrome trim rings, and chromed moon caps in the centers. A black canvas convertible top is attached and is in very good condition with a glass rear window.
Making use of snappy white Ultra-leather material, which covers the door panels with a small horizontal band of tuck and roll and the remaining panel smooth surface. The same pattern plays out on the seat, which is a single bench with tuck and roll insert and smooth bolsters. Up front a tilt column with a modern banjo style rally wheel is fronting the stoat dash. This is a spun pattern polished aluminum plate which is utilized for the front panel of the dash that houses all the gauges stretching across the entire dash. A red mini dash top holds a chrome framed small windshield and adds a nice highlight of color to the aluminum panel and white seats and doors. Black carpet covers the floors, which have a large center mounted shift lever topped with an 8 ball.
Under the hood, a shining chromed and black 350ci V8 adorns the engine bay. This is topped by a single 4-barrel carburetor and a TH350 transmission on the back of the mill. For the axle in the back a Ford 9-inch rear pumpkin holding 3.70 posi gears makes up the drivetrain.
The TCI chassis is all painted red and shows little to no dirt overall. It is solid as are the floorpans and rockers on this fiberglass body, also painted red. Axles and drums in back are painted red and rear 4 link with coilers are chrome, as is the front rack and pinion steering. The front end's transverse leaf spring suspension, and disc brakes are a nice modern addition. Headers and a turbo muffler system are now on for efficient exhaust operation and some nice engine sound.
This cart fired right up, and it was off to the test track. Here it accelerated well, handled nicely, and was a hoot to drive. I felt like I was back in LA, readying myself for the handkerchief drop, and after it does, looking at my bare front wheels going round and round!
A nice vintage old s-kool hot rod. Utilizing a fiberglass repro body, some hot looking flames licking rearward, and open wheels, it does not get any more basic street rod than this. Reminiscent of the early days where less weight meant you go faster. Eventually engines would enter into that mix, and this car has already done it with its new 350ci crate engine and tranny. Comfort and good looks for the interior, keeping it very basic but expensive looking.
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