What a lot of us here in the USA don’t realize is that the car hobby exists on some level worldwide. While it’s not always the same trends or even the same cars, there are gearheads the world over with gasoline in their veins and hearts that pump like a V8 engine on a quarter-mile pass.
In Brazil they understand the hot rod passion much like we do here. We’ve highlighted some cars from Brazil before, this one is the work of the Hot Rod Company Brazil, we recently came across this one via the Classic Instruments Facebook page.
This ’32 Ford, dubbed “All Steel” by it’s creators, is a machine that we’d like to spend some time with up close. The car was built by Alexandre Benevides and features an all steel body and boasts a 345hp engine based around a Ford 302. It also looks to feature MSD Atomic EFI and has been outfitted with a serpentine drive system, simplifying the belt driven accessories.
Gear changes are handled via an automatic transmission and Lokar shifter. We also spotted the Heidt’s Pro-G independent rear suspension giving this rod a killer planted stance from the rear, and there’s also an independent front suspension that appears to utilize double a-arms and coil-overs. According to Car and Driver Brazil, the car was built to be a pro-touring machine.
Exterior mods include a chopped roof line along with the inky black paint and wire wheels that give this ’32 that classic yet menacing hot rod appearance. Inside you’ll find beautiful tan upholstery along with a push button start, and of course a beautiful and sleek gauge cluster from Classic Instruments.
It also would appear that the column and steering wheel probably came from a ’40 Ford. We can also tell that the owner wanted some cruising tunes when dodging and weaving through the cones so there’s a hidden stereo along with subtle speaker grilles visible in the lower footwells.
We love seeing this hobby being enjoyed around the world and what’s even cooler is to see such a high-quality build that could have just as easily been built and driving down a road in California. We can only imagine it tearing up the streets of Brazil, must be quite the sight!