From time to time we come across items on eBay that disprove the common notion that “all of the good cars have been found.” Poppycock! We recently found this all steel ’32 Ford Five Window Coupe that has been sitting since 1958 and it’s now looking for a new owner. According to the listing, 53 years ago it was in process of becoming a hot rod when the work ceased for some reason and has been untouched since.
The body is Bondo-free and is still wearing the black lacquer paint job it received in 1955. The only real items of note on the body are that the firewall was cut out in 1958 to accommodate a large engine and the front floor pan is missing. The grille, grille support, front pan, hood and bumpers, front head lights and bar, rear tail light, radiator and gas tank, appear to be in great condition. There is no electrical wiring, clutch linkage, engine, etc.
It is also still sitting on it’s original frame, which is also in good condition! It was striped and painted in 1955, but has developed surface rust from sitting in a damp garage since 1958. The front and rear suspension appear to be original, and the rear spring has been flipped.
The original rear end and torque tube are present and are connected to a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr overdrive transmission. It has juice brakes and wheels from a 1940 Ford. The brakes have not been plumbed and there is no master cylinder, and while the tires do hold air they should not be considered road worthy.
Amazingly enough, the original interior is still present and in fairly usable shape considering it’s age. The headliner, interior panels and door panels are present. White the windshield itself is missing, the side and rear windows are in good condition and still roll up and down! The doors and trunk open and shut well and the roof panel is in good condition.