eBay Find: 1932 Ford Roadster Packs A Modern Punch

32Ford_3If you’re a hot rod traditionalist, you might want to click away from this article. Now that you’ve all been warned, we think you’ll be in for a treat when you see what this particular 1932 Ford has to offer.

32Ford_1Hailing from Spring Hill, Florida, this little roadster looks absolutely fantastic in its Champagne gold paint and Dark Brown interior. The description makes the dubious and likely inflated claim that the car is “one of only 10 built,” attributing the customized top (which folds up behind the seats) to a modification that apparently only took place on nine other ’32 Fords.

Nevertheless, the Ford does have to its credit a noteworthy secret under the gull-wing hood: an LS1, seemingly sourced from a C5. Even as tacky as some may find them, the plastic engine cover and its exterior-matched paint are a swell surprise to the curious onlooker.

Some may argue that an LS motor has no place in a ’32 Ford, arguing that the only V8 deserving of such a position was the venerable old flathead. Now, no one is here to argue that flatheads are boring, stuffy hunks of iron (Ron Main and his land speed record of 302.2 mph in 2002 put that argument to rest), but better ignition, lighter weight, and a more balanced firing order are a few of the things the LS1 has going for it.

The 4L60 transmission puts horsepower and torque out to the Positraction rearend, while disc brakes on all fours keep everything under control. The auction has a few more hours to go before it wraps up for good, but for a Buy It Now price of $40,000, we’re a little skeptical as to its chances.

32Ford_5What are your thoughts on this classic creation? Give us your two cents in the comments section below.

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David Chick

David Chick comes to us ready for adventure. With passions that span clean and fast Corvettes all the way to down and dirty off-road vehicles (just ask him about his dream Jurassic Park Explorer), David's eclectic tastes lend well to his multiple automotive writing passions.
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