Hot rodding is a timeless tradition which has created many timeless cars. And the great thing about the evolution of hot rodding technology over the past 30 years is that a vast array of great products continues to stream onto the market. Presently, anyone with a check book and an affliction for going way too fast and looking way too good can build anything from state-of-the-art avant-garde to old school cool. This wicked 1932 Ford Hi-Boy, with its proven suspension, advanced high output V8 and black on black color combination is a perfect example of a ground-up build that combines the core strengths of original hot rodding with a modern vision and top notch components. Hi-boys are great cars and, not surprisingly, we sell them almost as fast as soon as they hit the showroom.
The story goes that a well-known Midwest craftsman built a dream ’32 to compete in the 2010 AMBR - America’s Most Beautiful Roadster competition at Pomona’s, The Grand National Roadster Show. Considered by many to be one of the toughest shows in the country, the AMBR attracts some of the most prestigious builders in the country. Simply being accepted to compete is considered an award in itself. But when you take a closer look at this build you can see it’s not just some garage build. No, this all steel black on black roadster received a $175,000 restoration by Mark’s Rod Shop in Moline, Illinois, and stands today as one of the nicest hot rods you will ever see.
Everything on this ’32 Ford is exceptionally well-done, and it has just the right amount of detail to create a lasting impression. At the front of the Brookville all-steel body, body-matched frame horns hold a polished spreader bar below a stainless grille and two great looking headlights. Behind that grille, the steel hood runs to a chopped windshield which is bordered by a show quality chrome frame and small chrome rearview mirrors. At the top of that windshield, a removable black cloth top hangs a small aluminum trimmed glass window above the black trunk lid. The profile of the car presents a clean and simple look that is typical of classic fenderless hot rods. Down the sides you’ll see the chrome door handles and side pipes that exit just behind the doors. At the back of the car, you’ll find a tag that has the ability to raise and lower. Also at the back you’ll find the traditional, round street rod tail lights that finish off the look. Yes, you are correct, there is no fuel cap anywhere to be found on the exterior, that’s because it is hidden in the trunk.
Glance under the steel hood and you’ll find an extremely dressed up 502 cubic inch Ram Jet V8. The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s an extremely tight fit within the engine bay for the 502, but it works and looks fantastic thanks to an extreme chrome dress-up. The 502 has been equipped with a fully chromed Street and Performance fuel injection system that is branded with the words ''Ram Jet'' and ''GM Performance Parts''. Attached to the block are aluminum heads that send the spent gasses out the Sanderson headers. In front of the block is an aluminum radiator, that with the help of an electric fan, is in charge of cooling the 502 big block.
Underneath the Hi-Boy is just as impressive as the rest of the vehicle. Bolted to the massive 502 is a Tremec T56 5-speed transmission that sends power to a Currie 9” rear axle. As far as suspension goes, the entire front axle assembly has been dressed up in vibrant chrome. At the back you’ll find the Currie 9” hanging in a 4-link rear suspension with coil over shocks. The spent gasses from the 502 travel out the aforementioned headers and enter into dual exhausts then exit back into the atmosphere thanks to side pipes behind the doors. Stopping power comes courtesy of disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear. In front of those brakes you’ll find 18” and 20” Chip Foose Nitro Wheels that have been wrapped in BF Goodrich G-force T/A rubber.
Inside this ’32 Ford you’ll find a great looking, black vinyl interior that beautifully blends simple and fun. It starts with the bench seat that is comfortable and firm, and seamlessly blends with the black door panels. At the sides of the seat, custom pleated door panels flow into the car''s custom covered firewall and feature sewn in map pockets below slick Billet Specialties door handles. Below the seat, the like new black carpet is protected by matching floor mats and anchors chrome pedals and the Hurst shifter that makes for quick shifts of the T56. In front of the driver, the car''s body matched dash features a cool gauge cluster that is packed with Autometer gauges, and a three-spoke, black leather wrapped steering wheel. Behind the cockpit, the car’s trunk has been upholstered and detailed to match the black interior and features access to the fuel tank.
Included in the sale of this ''32 Ford is an engine diagnostic CD.
In short, this spectacular ’32 Hi-Boy features the best of everything, and is the perfect street rod for someone who wants a fully sorted show stopper. It features an unbeatable combination of classic good looks and modern hot rod technology wrapped in a professional build that simply cannot be duplicated for anywhere near our asking price. What more can you ask for? So, if you’re looking to score a sweet hot rod that mixes classic good looks with modern road manners, call us today!