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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadster

A classic hot rod by any other name

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this all-steel 1932 Ford Roadster. This hot rod is an older custom build that has been in the seller’s possession for four years and is powered by Ford’s legendary 289ci V8 engine backed by an automatic transmission.

Notable features include a four-piece hood, tilt-out windshield, rumble seat and black Sid Chavers BopTop top. This black Deuce is available now from a private seller and comes with an additional set of steel wheels, tan convertible top and clear Massachusetts title in the seller’s name.

Ford, AutoHunter Spotlight: 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadster, ClassicCars.com Journal
1932 Ford Roadster

The all-steel roadster body was allegedly built by a nationally known New England builder in the 1960s. The body and fenders were refinished in black, though the seller states that there are spider cracks in the paint due to age, and dent repair marks on the driver-side running board. Features include a chrome front spreader bar, removed front and rear bumpers, rubber-covered running boards and body-color headlight buckets with sealed-beam headlight upgrade, among others.

A set of new chrome Cragar wheels are wrapped in 185/80R15 Nexen radial tires in front and 255/70R15 BFGoodrich radials out back.

Within the last three years, the interior was reupholstered in red leather with pleated inserts and black piping by Massachusetts-based Seamless Custom. Features include black carpeting with diamond-patterned red floor mats, floor-mounted automatic shifter with red boot, and black seat belts. Additional items include a chrome steering column topped with three-spoke billet aluminum steering wheel, and Bluetooth stereo system. The battery was relocated to a discreet red steel ice chest located in the rumble seat compartment. 

Ford, AutoHunter Spotlight: 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadster, ClassicCars.com Journal

A 160-mph speedometer and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure and voltage are mounted ahead of the driver. Additionally, an 8,000-rpm tachometer is mounted on the steering column. The odometer reads 74,145 miles, though according to the seller the true mileage is unknown.

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Ford’s legendary 289 small-block V8

Power is provided by a four-barrel 289ci Ford V8 engine backed by a C4 three-speed automatic. Features include an Edlebrock aluminum intake, finned aluminum air cleaner and polished finned aluminum valve covers, plus coated cast-iron exhaust manifolds, and chrome fan and accessory pulleys. The seller states the carburetor has had maintenance work performed this year.

Ford, AutoHunter Spotlight: 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadster, ClassicCars.com Journal

This roadster has been upgraded with a chrome dropped I-beam front axle and black-finished 9-inch Ford rear axle. A full-length dual exhaust system exits at the rear. Braking is provided by hydraulic four-wheel drum brakes with finned aluminum Buick drums up front. Additional images showing the undercarriage are available in the photo gallery. The seller states that front axle and brake maintenance work has been completed this year.

Ford, AutoHunter Spotlight: 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadster, ClassicCars.com Journal
Note the tan top and red steel wheels

The seller will include an additional set of red steel wheels with chrome hub caps and trim rings, and a traditional 1960s-era tan folding top. 

The auction for this 1932 Ford roadster ends on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 12:20 p.m. (PDT). Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.

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