Owner: Randy Clark
In 1932, Henry Ford introduced his last great personal engineering triumph: his "en block", or one piece, V-8 engine. Offered as an option to an improved 4-cylinder Model "B" engine in this low priced car, this compact V-8 power plant, with its down draft carburetor, enabled 1932 Ford to outperform all other popular competitors and was 20 years ahead of its time. The improved proportions and styling of this car reflected Edsel Ford's genius for design.
The 1932 Ford automobile combines the attractive facelift of the 1931 Model A with the world's first low-priced, cast-in-one-piece V-8 engine. When the V-8 first made its appearance in the 1932 Ford, it heralded the era of the American dream car: large, powerful, and soft-sprung. Basic mechanical configuration changed little from the late 1930s until the advent of the downsized front-wheel-drive cars of the 1980s. The final element in the equation, the automatic transmission, first appeared in the 1940 Oldsmobile.
The original 221 c.i. V-8 made 65 bhp at 3400 rpm, although the more conservative Society of Automotive Engineers set the net rating at 30 bhp. The original cost for one of these beuties? A whopping $610.00!
1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe. All original steel body & frame. SBC 350 w/4-bbl carb and coated block-huggers. 350 Turbo transmission with Gennie Shifter. Walker Z-Series radiator. Vintage Air heat and defrost. Built as a driver and has been driven 20k miles. Nice old style 32 built by Randy Clark here at Hot Rods & Custom Stuff.