Ford Deluxe Three-Window Coupe
The 1932 Ford gained lasting fame on the dry lakes, Bonneville salt and early drag strips, as well as in popular culture with the Beach Boys’ hit “Little Deuce Coupe.” A cultural phenomenon, as well as an entire industry, emerged from these humble beginnings.
This original, full-fendered 1932 Ford Deluxe Three-Window Coupe was restored in the 1980s in Southern California to early Ford V8 Club Dearborn standards using many NOS parts. Remaining in very nice condition, it features many traditional upgrades designed to create a classic “Hot Rod” with the timeless appearance and stance that only a “Deuce Coupe” can exhibit.
Under the hood, these “Hot Rod” upgrades include a professionally built 1948 59A Flathead V8 with a Mercury crankshaft, Cyclone finned high-compression heads, a rare Kelly Brothers 180-degree dual intake that is topped off with Stellings & Hellings 7½" domed air cleaners and an accessory S.Co.T finned aluminum oil pan with a Filcoolator finned oil filter. Putting power to the pavement is a 1940 Ford three-speed column shift manual transmission mated to 1940 Ford steering column and a 1940 Ford steering wheel.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California and in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
200+ hp, 276 cu. in. 1948 59A Flathead Ford V8 engine, 1940 Ford three-speed column shift manual transmission, dropped solid front axle with transverse leaf spring, ¾-floating rear axle with transverse leaf spring, and early four-wheel Kinmont “Safety Stop” disc brakes. Wheelbase: 106"
Source: RM Auctions