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America’s quintessential hot rod, the ‘32 Ford, better known as “the Deuce,” has been customized, modified, and raced from new. It quickly gained fame and set speed records on California’s dry lakes, Bonneville’s salt and early drag strips. Popular culture only added to its appeal, including the Beach Boys’ massive hit “Little Deuce Coupe,” and by 1973, George Lucas’ American Graffiti reintroduced old-style hot rods to a new generation and rekindled the street-rodding movement, which many thought had died out by the late 1960s. During the 1970s and ‘80s, a new generation of hot-rod builders including Lil’ John Buttera, Boyd Coddington, Sam and Chip Foose, and countless others began to emphasize fine detailing with much higher standards of craftsmanship and finishing. Utilizing clean, uncluttered, and complete bodywork, comfortable, well-trimmed interiors, and highly detailed engine bays, mechanical systems, and undercarriages, these new hot rods also emphasized real-world drivability and reliability, rather than brute force.
Beautifully combining the best classic elements with modern performance and quality, this Deuce was completed in 2007, in time to commemorate the 1932 Ford’s landmark 75th Anniversary. A GM Ram Jet 350 motor provides motivation and is completely equipped with Street and Performance aluminum and chrome accessories, with exhaust handled by a custom Flowmaster system terminating with polished stainless tips. A Lokar shifter controls a GM 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission, with the power send to the pavement by a custom aluminum driveshaft by Inland Empire and Ford 9″ rear end located by a chrome 4-bar rear suspension. Polished 4-piston Wilwood disc brakes provide stopping power. The front end is supported by a fully chromed Pete & Jake’s 4-bar dropped axle with chrome leaf springs and shocks. A polished cross-steering rack-and-pinion setup provides directional control. Top-notch supporting items include Ron Francis wiring with Detail Zone wiring for the fuel-injection system, a Griffin heavy-duty aluminum radiator, a Cooling Components electric cooling fan, and full-length, heat-coated exhaust headers.
The Deuce’s Wescott roadster body is handsomely finished in custom Woody Green paint with the Tan leather-trimmed interior including quality German square-weave carpeting and floor mats. Other great interior features include a custom sound system with 10-disc CD changer, VDO Gauges, a Flaming River polished stainless steering column with tilt, and a custom leather-wrapped “banjo” steering wheel. Stainless door sills and Smart Parts Billet door handles provide great finishing touches. Exterior features include chrome headlights and tail lights, a polished license plate frame with LED 3rd brake light, a polished stainless grille, Rootlieib 4-piece louvered hood with polished stainless trim, a polished stainless headlight bar, and chrome bumpers front and rear with chrome brackets. Chrome wire wheels feature polished stainless Ford “V-8” hubcaps. Rounding out this outstanding Deuce is a Tan canvas “Bop Top” that folds up and stores in two canvas bags in the trunk. With only an approximate 1,160 miles of use since the build was completed in 2007 and never driven in unfavorable weather, this Deuce is reported to run and drive great, clearly benefiting from proper storage in a climate-controlled garage. Very well-built and beautifully finished and presented, this classic Deuce is simply outstanding throughout and ready to enjoy!