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Pick of the Day: 1932 Ford Roadster

Attention to detail at its finest


Building a collector car takes patience, and it took nearly a decade for this custom roadster to achieve its final form. A muscled 622-horsepower supercharged powertrain is only the beginning of the equipment list included in this unique 91-year-old Ford.

The Dealer Pick of the Day is a 1932 Ford Roadster listed for sale on by Cody’s Classic Cars in Stanley, Wisconsin. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Stunning ’32 Ford convertible,” the listing begins. “Nine-year labor of love build.”

This car – or at least the rolling chassis – started life in 2006 when it was acquired from Downs Manufacturing in Lawton, Michigan, and the build started from there. The suspension was later underpinned with components including a drop front axle from Pete & Jake’s, a quick-change rear axle, and four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes.

The key secret ingredient of this long-term build comes from its motor, which is visible in plain view via the open front clip: Power comes a Chevrolet LS V8 engine equipped with a BDS 6-71 supercharger, Enderle fuel injection. The engine was originally sourced from Machine Tech Racing Engines in Oceanside, California and sends torque to the rear wheels through a 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission. The selling dealer states that dyno results show 622 horsepower and 511 lb-ft of torque on 91-octane fuel.

Even with its performance powertrain, this Deuce boasts amenities that make it a comfortable cruiser: A tan canvas convertible top is added for all-weather versatility, and it folds into the decklid when not needed. The cabin was upholstered in two-tone black and red material, and amenities include Dynamat insulation, power windows, seat belts, a Lokar shifter, a heater, lap belts, and a full set of gauges from Classic Instruments.

One of the reasons that the build took an extended amount of time was because its owner went through some of life’s unpredictable and unfortunate challenges. Among them were the loss of dear family members and hurdles with career changes. But after nine and a half years of effort, the car was completed in 2015. A glossy coat of paint from House of Kolor topped things off in a true show-quality finish, and the car reportedly received multiple Best of Show awards in subsequent events. It has driven only 52 miles in the eight years since completion.

In addition to a 100-photo gallery, the listing contains a walkaround video with a start-up sequence where you can hear the supercharged LS V8 come to life and the car drive away with authority.

The dealer is asking for $149,900 or reasonable offer; please reach out to Cody’s Classic Cars for further information. To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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