Lot 130

2016   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2016

1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe

SOLD $154,000


$150,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Chosen as One of the 75 Most Significant 1932 Fords
Rod & Custom Cover Car in January 1998
Built by an All-Star Cast of Hot Rod Greats Including Art Chrisman, Steve Davis, Ron Mangus, Stan Betz and Jerry Kennedy
Beautifully Maintained with Low Mileage
A Striking ‘32 Ford with Legendary 427 “Cammer” Power

Technical Specs

427 CID SOHC Ford NASCAR “Cammer” V-8 Engine
Two Holley 4-Barrel Carburetors
Estimated 650-plus BHP at 7,000 RPM
4-Speed Ford C-6 Automatic Transmission with Lokar Shifter
4-Wheel Hydraulic Buick/Lincoln Drum Brakes
Solid Front and Rear Axles with Aldan Coil-Over Shock Absorbers
Halibrand Quick-Change Rear End
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The 1932 Ford is considered the quintessential hot rod, and this example ticks all the boxes, starting under the hood. You don’t often find Ford’s SOHC 427 cid big-block “Cammer” V-8 in a hot rod. Rare and expensive, it was NASCAR’s most powerful engine and soon banned from competition.

Drag-racing legend Art Chrisman upgraded this engine with a forged crank, JE 9.5:1 pistons, LeMans connecting rods, Donovan stainless valves, twin Holley four-barrel carburetors, a Holman-Moody oil pan, and headers by Mike Hamm. Chrisman modified a Ford C-6 automatic transmission to handle the 427’s prodigious torque, and fitted a Halibrand quick-change and Aldan coil-over shocks. Metal magician Steve Davis chopped the top, raised the cowl three-quarters of an inch, bull-nosed and shortened the grille and fabricated a three-piece hood that’s 3" longer than stock. The rolled rear pan has frenched tail lights and a Jaguar flip-top filler cap.

Finished in PPG Deltron yellow – mixed by the old master, Stan Betz, and applied by Jerry Cain – with a Ron Mangus interior, a wood grain dash by Jerry Kennedy, and a custom Ron Sexton banjo steering wheel, this superb coupe rides on widened steel wheels. Built by an all-star cast, and chosen as one of the Top 75 deuces, it’s an unrepeatable combination.