This 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster is equipped with plenty of dependable power and features a super clean, minimalistic look that sets it apart from the crowd. This build really nailed the execution - the Highboy has such an appealing, instantly recognizable form and the absence of visual bells and whistles allows its natural aesthetics to take center stage.
You just don\'t see many vintage Fords, or any other classics, for that matter, dressed like this one. It wears matte black paint that gives it a distinctive look - a rolling embodiment of the term less is more. There\'s a sturdy, steel clad body under that paint, well suited to stand up to both time and use without developing the warpage and stress cracks that can often mar the appearance of its fiberglass counterparts. True to form, when you take a lap around this \'32, you won\'t find any serious blemishes of any kind and at close range you\'ll like appreciate the precise exterior alignment on display - the body panels blend together nicely. While the eye-catching monochromatic appearance will likely be the first thing you notice when this street machine pulls into view, what chrome that is on board - namely the headlight casings and trim surrounding the front grille - is in great shape. The substantial rubber in back, as well as the exterior gas tank painted to match the frame that runs below, really complete this well-configured classic.
Very much in keeping with the exterior, the cockpit just inside those doors has been configured with tasteful, well-executed simplicity. This is one ultra-clean driving environment - there\'s really not much evidence of any use at all and the tan, vinyl tuck and roll surface of the bench seat, as well as the matching upholstery that surrounds it and the well-fitted carpet lining the floor, looks just as it did when first installed. The billet steering wheel is wrapped in a color matched cover - a nice additional touch - and is perched on a chrome tilting column to put it in just the right position. A pair of parchment colored, multi-function Dolphin gauges take center stage on the dash, recessed into a chrome panel that provides a nice contrast to its clean, tan surroundings and ties in perfectly with the automatic shifter just below.
A circa mid-\'80s 350 cubic inch V8 propels this street rod with enthusiasm and anchors a drivetrain that was much configured with real world driving in mind. The engine is armed with an Edelbrock intake manifold and a 4-barrel double pump carb and it looks ultra-sharp dressed with an array of polished chrome components - the Highboy\'s open front compartment puts the powerplant on full display and this specimen is definitely up to the challenge. The engine exhales into a pair of short tube headers that terminate with Glasspack-style mufflers that add just the right amount of gravitas to the exhaust note. The accompanying 4-speed automatic transmission shifts very smoothly and brings with it an overdrive gear that allows for easy, low-rev cruising at highway speeds. You\'ll find disc brakes at all four corners to provide fade resistant stopping power and a sizable aluminum radiator teams with an electric fan to keep operating temperatures under control. In back, a 4-link suspension with coilovers keeps the ride smooth and quiet. This endlessly appealing Ford cruises on a set of 15 dog dish style wheels, with sizable, asphalt gripping 285s in back.
With its standout appearance and potent drivetrain, this 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster is a great representative of the streetrod genre. Call today!
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