Ford Three-Window Hot Rod Coupe

The classic 1932 Ford, better known as “the Deuce,” has been, and always will be, the ultimate hot rod. An American icon, the 1932 Ford was immortalized in the early 1960s by the Beach Boys’ “Little Deuce Coupe,” and in 1973, George Lucas’ American Graffiti reintroduced old-style hot rods to a new generation.

Among hot rodders, the popularity of the 1932 Ford has always remained strong. In the early days, Deuces of any body style were plentiful and inexpensive, and being simple cars made them easy to strip down and modify. The stock frame provided substantial torsional rigidity, and the new-for-1932 “flathead” Ford V8 engine responded well to performance upgrades. A cultural phenomenon, and an entire industry, was born from these humble beginnings, and today a new generation of enthusiasts has embraced “the Deuce.”

350 cu. in. V8 engine, Turbo-Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf spring, independent rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 106"

Source: RM Auctions as part of the August 2010 auction in Monterey, California; Mecum Auctions as part of the Kissimmee auction in January, 2013

Gallery: Ford Three-Window Hot Rod Coupe