The Pick of the Day is an evocative 1932 Ford roadster designed like the dry lake warriors that competed for speed records in California after World War II at such legendary venues as EL Mirage.
The vintage high boy, hand-painted with WWII-style nose-art graphics and sporting an aircraft-style multi-pane windshield, looks like it might have stepped out of a photograph from those racing days. The powerplant is also a period-correct Ford flathead V8.
“This car is like owning a time capsule to those early days of California hot rodding,” according to the Solon, Ohio, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com. “Behind the wheel, you would easily fit in with the original clubs of El Mirage, the Sidewinders and the Roadrunners, back in the ’40s.”
The seller also references a modern-day vintage racing event that celebrates such craft, The Race of Gentleman held on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey, in which this rod could participate.
The photos with the ad show the Ford’s well-integrated lakester style on what appears to be a well-executed custom.
“This little hot rod has it all . . . it’s not one of those kit cars you see on the road today,” the seller notes. “It’s dubbed the B-29 Bamboo Bomber because it carries an original 1929 Ford steel body and rides on a 1932 Ford Model B chassis.
“Then it’s been modified with period-correct speed parts including Edelbrock cylinder heads, Fenton headers, Thicksten hi-rise intake and upgraded 1940 Ford hydraulic brakes.”
The asking price for this little Ford speedster, which would most likely be a welcomed entry at The Race of Gentlemen and a myriad of other such events, is $37,500. Of course, the new owner could simply go cruising in the nostalgic hot rod, which would be guaranteed to garner loads of enthusiastic attention.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.