The 1932 Ford, aka the “Deuce Coupe” is one of the most popular platforms for hot rods, and it probably always will be. And being that hot rods are built for a variety of reasons for a variety of people, there is no end to what kind of customization or purpose said hot rod might hold. Take the Metal of Honor ‘32 Ford, a project undertaken two years ago entirely by volunteers with noble purposes in mind.
Now Hemmings Auto Blog reports that this original hot rod will head to auction after two-plus years of touring the country. All proceeds will benefit the IronMen Foundation, a foundation that helps the children of slain or disabled war veterans.
Metal of Honor has spent the past two years crisscrossing the country, visiting car shows and other events to raise awareness for their campaign and the IronMen foundation. It was even at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Made from new and old parts, the military theme of the coupe is prevalent from the pilot seats to the canvas interior accents.
Even cooler, the Metal of Honor coupe has signatures from 45 of the 86 living Medal of Honor recipients. When it goes to the Barrett-Jackson auction this January, it will be sold, with all the proceeds benefiting the IronMen foundation. We look forward to seeing this particular coupe on the auction block next year.