Body Type: ROADSTER, Engine Description: FLAT HEAD V-8, Exterior Color, Exterior Color: ORANGE, Interior Color, Interior Color: TAN, Make, Make: FORD, Model, Model Year: 1932, Model: MODEL B, Style Name, Vehicle Trim, Vehicle Type, VIN Number: 18196439
The \'32 McGowan Brothers\' A-V8 was built in 1955-56 by Bobby and Frank McGowan from Branford, CT. Bobby was interviewed on October 6, 1995 and describes the car. I started with a \'31 roadster that my brother, Frank and I bought from Edward\'s Welding Shop in Stoney Creek, CT for $7.50 apiece. I also bought a wrecked \'40 Ford coupe for $7.00. At that time, I was in the Cam Carriers car club and we had a club project for a \'32 Ford pickup. I bought the project for $20.00, but had to give the body back. A guy named Charlie Hilde Z\'d the chassis and made the nice wishbones. Jack Crump from Guilford, CT did the body work. I bought the brand new 59AB factory relieved truck block and a used McCulloch Supercharger for power. I used the \'40 Ford 3.78 rear end, transmission, brakes and dash. The radiator came from the pickup and the clutch was GM type. I bought the dropped axle from an ad in one of the little Hot Rod books. The master cylinder and clutch cylinder were from \'54 Fords and the steering box was from a straight axle Chevrolet. I used \'50 or \'51 Pontiac taillights. The paint was \'53 Buick Tahitian Red and pin striping was done by Jim Tyrell. I raced and showed the car a little bit, but mostly it was my driver. It was in one regional magazine with my redheaded sister standing by the car. In 1997, the McGowan Brothers\' Roadster was one of the nine restored nostalgia Hot Rods shown on the lawn at Pebble Beach. In 2003, it was one of the featured 1950\'s Hot Rods in the book Hot Rod Chronicle by Don Prieto and forwarded by Ken Gross.
About This Dealership:
Overstreet House of Cars is home to a privately owned family collection that has actively purchased and sold classic cars since 1998. It started as a hobby with great American Muscle Cars from the 1960's and before you know it the chrome and fins on the cars from the Fabulous 50's were getting our attention. Eventually, the one of a kind Hot rods with pre war body styles, late model comforts and fancy paint jobs were on the list. Of course, present day exotics and sports cars are better than ever and will be the future classics of tomorrow. We hope you like the selection and variety of the classic cars we have for sale and be sure to revisit our website often to view our constantly changing inventory.
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