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Lot 217

1932 Ford Roadster Custom

  • Chassis no. 18-173049

Sold for $82,500

Est. 400 bhp, 392 cu. in. Chrysler Hemi V-8 engine with Hilborn electronic fuel injection, four-speed automatic transmission, front I-beam suspension and ladder bar rear suspension with a buggy spring and solid nine-inch Ford rear axle, and front disc brakes with rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 105 in.

  • Built by Scandinavian Street Rods
  • Fitted with a 392 Hemi V-8 engine

This 1932 Ford Roadster was custom-built in 2006 by Scandinavian Street Rods, of Huntington Beach, California. Its Brookville steel body sits on a custom chassis that was built in-house, and it features a custom louvered hood and trunk lid. The car boasts a very menacing look, thanks to a chopped windshield and its matte black finish with red pinstriping, which was applied by James Crawford; consequently, he is the same artist that applied the pinstriping to Chris Andrews’s own custom, Loose Change. Additionally, the car wears a custom-made one-piece removable Carson-style hardtop, which is finished in white and was built by One-Off Technologies, of Gilford, New Hampshire.

At the machine’s heart is a 392-cubic inch Chrysler V-8 engine that is topped with Hilborn electronic fuel injection. The engine is also fitted with custom-built lakes-style headers with internal mufflers and a Mallory ignition. It is capable of putting out an estimated 400-plus horsepower, it is mated to a 200R4 automatic transmission, and it is cooled by a Walker radiator.

The chrome I-beam front suspension is fitted with So-Cal Speed Shop concealed Wilwood front disc brakes and 15-inch wheels, while the rear ladder bar suspension supports the car’s solid nine-inch Ford rear axle, which is fitted to drum brakes and 18-inch wheels, adding to the car’s aggressive stance.

Inside, the interior is trimmed in red leather, to match the red pinstriping, and German weave carpeting. The dashboard is of machine-turned aluminum, and it is fitted with period-correct Stewart Warner gauges, including a Sun tachometer, which help to give this modern-built roadster an authentic look.

For many, modern-built hot rods offer the best of both worlds, as they have a period-correct look and feel that is combined with the added benefit of a modern drivetrain and electronics, which allow the car to drive just as good as it looks. This custom boasts an exaggerated stance that is backed up with venerable Hemi power, and it would certainly make for an exciting cruise.

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