This 1932 Ford Roadster is a full steel-bodied tribute to the classic Bonneville Salt Flat racers. That means some unique details all over this car, including the smooth undercarriage. In fact, keeping everything smooth and sleek is a key part of making this such an attractive build. And while it looks quite vintage in its first impression, well-integrated upgrades like the small block V8 and five-speed make for a fun all-around driver.
This one absolutely looks like a racer. The .....
low stance drop-axle stance, fender-free sides, and true roadster design give it a low-slung speed machine style. It also helps that the well-fitting steel body has an extra-sleek application of black paint to make the whole presentation look so slippery that it could cheat the wind. It's built with the right features to look like a 1930s racer, including the fully louvered hood and gum-dipped Firestone tires. And while a competition machine wouldn't have any added flair, this just gives a nice hint of it for fun on places like the classic Ford hubcaps, bumpers, tail light surrounds, and tips on the center-exit exhaust.
The interior is one of the coolest parts of the whole build. A salt flat racer needs to be as aerodynamic as possible, and so the undercarriage is basically smooth steel to let the air flow with few interruptions. This means the powertrain runs through your interior. It's one with added flair and care so that the transmission is in a bold red and the driveshaft is shielded as it runs in between the seats. You can even spot the rear end if you look under the seats! And there are plenty more terrific stand-out details like the orange leather upholstery, classic race-style bucket seats, and a nice wood floor. There's a true racer feel with the Brooklands-style twin fold-down windscreens, a small diameter steering wheel, and a machine-turned gauge panel with the important tach taking the prominent center position.
Since the engine bay is covered, they decided to give you a nice power upgrade that goes beyond the 1930s style. After all, the small block Chevy V8 was decades away when these roadsters were vying to be kings of the salt flats. This 350 cubic-inch unit is upgraded with a four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock intake, and shorty headers. The alternator, HEI distributor, and radiator are also far more advanced than what you would get on a 1930s machine. So it has a classic racecar feel on the road, but the power and control are quite a nice upgrade. And the addition of a five-speed transmission really lets you firmly take control of it all.
This is fun, distinct, historic, and sleek. It makes for the kind of classic that's memorable in every crowd. Call today!!!