Even though its body has 90-year-old vintage lines, this 5-window coupe is about as fresh as any classic car can be. That’s because it uses a newer fiberglass body along with power disc brakes, an independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, and an automatic transmission. This black over tan vinyl Highboy is being sold by a private party in Auburn, Alabama, and the auction ends Thursday, so click over and check it out.
Early 1930s Fords are popular in the hot-rodding community and this build would turn lots of heads at a local cruise-in. Traditionally, a Highboy was a roadster with the fenders and running boards removed. This example has been customized with treatment like color-keyed headlight enclosures, new five-spoke 15-inch aluminum wheels, a dual exhaust setup, and taillights that were sourced from a 1948 Chevrolet.
Much like the rest of the car, the interior is simple, if not spartan. Amenities are light – this is a space where you have to learn to drive without a heater, a radio, a navigation system, cup holders, or cruise control. And that’s why I love it: It is a car that delivers driving enjoyment by forcing the driver to focus on the road and nothing else. This is something lost on many modern vehicles. Take Cadillac Super Cruise, for example. This technology encourages people to take their hands off the wheel, and while the system has been proven safe to implement, it deprives the driver of the opportunity to be in complete control.
This Highboy has accrued 6,500 miles since the build was completed, and power comes from a crate-sourced 347cid stroker V8 that is upgraded with chrome valve covers, an aluminum intake manifold, a Holley 750-cfm four-barrel carburetor, an MSD ignition system, and an aluminum radiator. Torque is fed to the nine-inch rear end through a floor-shifted C4 three-speed automatic transmission.
The seller has provided a comprehensive photo gallery of over 100 photos including underbody shots that illustrate just how clean this car is. Take advantage of the opportunity to pick up this custom ride that delivers simple driving fun!
The auction for this 1932 Ford Highboy 5-Window Coupe ends Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. (PDT)