Ferrari-powered ’32 Ford custom

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Ferrari engine on Ford frame
Twin-turbocharged, Ferrari-powered '32 Ford custom hot rod
Twin-turbocharged, Ferrari-powered ’32 Ford custom hot rod

If your first thought is “why?” then this Ferrari-powered 1932 Ford hot rod is not for you. But for the rest of us, it presents a fascinating juxtaposition that would be sure to attract attention everywhere it goes.

Offered by a classic car dealer in West Hollywood, California, the Pick of the Day is a 1932 Ford custom that’s powered by a turbocharged Ferrari V8 engine.

3.0-liter Ferrari V8 has twin-turbochargers up front
3.0-liter Ferrari V8 has twin-turbochargers up front

According to the advertisement on ClassicCars.com, the vehicle was built using a 1932 Ford chassis with independent rear suspension. At the rear are 15-inch disc brakes with four-piston calipers. Up front, there’s a drop axle with brake discs hidden behind aluminum drums. The Ferrari-powered Ford rides on 18-inch wheels. The suspension features KW racing shocks.

The ’32 Ford bodywork is fiberglass with power windows, pop-up doors, and a steel grille and high-capacity aluminum radiator. The body is painted a Ferrari-themed satin red with the iconic Prancing Horse logo on the cowl and wheel hubs.

There also are Mishimoto intercoolers for the 3.0-liter Ferrari V8, vintage 1989 and twin-turbocharged to provide 950 horsepower. That power is fed through a 6-speed Tremec manual gearbox and racing clutch.

The car is equipped with 5-point safety harnesses, full roll cage and leather bucket seats.

The asking price is $250,000, or best offer.

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To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.