In 1932, the Ford Model B (4-cylinder) and the Model 18 (8-cylinder) came in a more than a dozen body styles. There was a good selection even just among two-door models, which included a roadster, cabriolet, sedan, convertible sedan, five window coupe, sport coupe, suicide door-equipped three window Deluxe coupe and the Victoria coupe.
Affectionately known as the Vicky, reports indicate that only about 9,000 Victorias were built during its three year production run. Thus, it is uncommon to find a full, steel-bodied car around. Suppliers do exist for fiberglass versions and the award-winning example shown here is one of these.
Lifting the Deep Red Wine and Magenta painted hood, you’ll find a Corvette LT1 V8 engine, hooked up to a polished THM 350 transmission. The polished aluminum driveshaft feeds into a chromed 9-inch Ford rear axle that was fitted with 3.56 gears, according to the seller.
The chromed front axle provides a four-inch drop and supports the Wilwood disk brake setup which included polished aluminum calipers. That brake hardware theme is repeated at the rear as well. BF Goodrich tires are used in a staggered fitment, with 14-inch billet wheels in the front and 15-inch versions at the back.
The fully custom leather interior starts with reclining bucket seats and provides a full set of custom gauges as well as an AM/FM/CD head unti with Pioneer speakers. Modern amenities kike power windows, tilt column, temperature controlled A/C and heating, as well as a keyless entry system demonstrate a strong attention to detail in this street rod.
The auction ended a few days ago, but the Myrtle Beach, SC-based seller can still be contacted by phone or using the Ask a Question link under Seller Info in the eBay listing. With an asking price of $55,000, there may be a little room for negotiation, but the photos indicate that this is a well-built project with more than the asking price invested.
If you are seriously considering this car, a quick trip to Myrtle Beach and a drive around town would be entirely justified. If you can’t get there yourself, consider having a friend or a professional inspector have a look on your behalf before making any financial commitments.