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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.