1932 Ford Boydster II by Chip Foose

Photo courtesy Mecum.com

This beautiful 1932 Ford roadster was built using components from Boyd Coddington and is one of the famous “Boydster II” cars that came out of Coddington’s shop in the mid-2000s. It can be found here on Craigslist with an asking price of $119,000. This same car sold seven years ago at the Mecum Kissimmee auction for $90,000. The car was built using a Coddington-built body and chassis and was put together by Jim Kain. Have a look at this awesome car and thanks to Rex M. for the tip on this one!

Here is the car as it sits today. You can tell it hasn’t been driven much since it was sold in 2014 at Mecum. The Craigslist ad claims the car was designed by legendary hot rod builder Chip Foose. While Foose did work for Coddington, he left Hot Rods by Boyd in the late 1990s to start his own shop. Perhaps his design was still in production several years later though?

Here is a shot of the car on stage receiving an award from Boyd himself. The car debuted at the 54th annual Detroit Autorama and went on to win multiple awards including Boyd Coddington’s Pros Pick at Goodguys Columbus and best of show in Ohio’s Open Run. The car was also featured in the March 2006 issue of American Rodder magazine.

The engine is a 502 cubic inch big block topped with a ram-jet injection system. This was the powerplant of choice for a lot of hot rods of this era and is a solid engine to this day.

Other than some billet components, the interior doesn’t look too dated. It could certainly be driven as-is or refreshed. Since Coddington’s passing in 2008, his cars have continued to maintain (or go up) in value. Hopefully, this car finds a new home and will be preserved for years to come.

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Comments

  1. Jcs

    Damn, that is one nice Prowler.

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  2. Joe Haska

    I find it interesting that the segment of the automotive hobby (Hot Rods) have come full circle, cars that were built years ago resurface as icons of the hobby, especially if they have won any major awards or were built by a well known professional builder.
    Several years ago a friend of mine and I were talking, he is an automotive journalist , we were discussing a bright red 32 roadster that had come up For Sale and it was also, one of Cottington’s early builds. I commented the price wasn’t bad and you could change some things to make it more current. He thought and said, Joe you can’t do that the car is “Vintage Boyd”. We both laughed immediately as we said look we’re this is going ,a twenty year old build is now on the endangered species list.
    I suppose this car would fall into that category. I am not exactly sure how I like that, because vintage hot rods to me are pre 1955. Now, I don’t know, but what I do know, it’s just another thing that makes me feel old. It’s almost as bad when a young kid comes up to my car and says, wow mister, I love your car, it’s really “Old School”.

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  3. Tort Member

    Lots of talent and money went into building this car but I much rather have one that has more of the traditional hot rod look than an extreme high dollar build like this one.

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  4. Kenn

    At what point do modified vehicles quit being “hot rods” and become simply custom cars? Because wherever that point is, this vehicle has passed it.

    Like 6
  5. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    I’m not sure if this is worth more than it was seven years ago. It does have a certain collectability based on the names associated with it, but the look, at least to me, is now dated.

    And, the above comment is true, you won’t want to mess with this to update it. You would be better off doing that to a different rod.

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  6. bikefixr

    Really, now we’re looking at 6-figure ‘barn-finds’?

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    • Howie Mueler

      Agree, that must have been one mighty clean barn!!

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      • Richardd Adams

        Actually, I recently saw an original Mercedes 300 SL Gull Wing in running condition, sell for 7 figures.
        Now that car, although driveable, like this one, spent most of its recent life garaged. Many rare cars are.

        Most of us have a solid classic in the warehouse or garage, that has not been driven for a few months, even years, due to our busy lives. These are basically unofficially in storage.

        To Howie and bikefixr, when should I be allowed to call my 70 Mach 1 or 69 Winnebago a Barn Find ? Both are warehoused, licensed, fully driveable and yet not seen by the public or driven on the road for a year.

        Someone out there will walk into my premises one day, see these classics and view them as a barn find, yet to me, I simply parked them there recently?

  7. Danny

    Kit car at best. Nothing that Coddington does has any appeal to me.

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  8. deak E Stevens

    Jealousy will get you nowhere,beautiful car.

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  9. Howie Mueler

    Too Richardd. When it has a 1/2″ inch of dirt on it.

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  10. Joe Haska

    Danny ,
    Your comment disappoints me and that isn’t because ,I think all his cars were what I like, it is what he did for the “Hobby”. I wouldn’t say Boyd and I were best friends but we spend sometime together on several occasions. One of those times was shortly before he died and at the time he was taking allot of flack and people had stickers and buttons that said “Avoid the Boyd”. This was direcected at the style of the cars he built and that many chose to copy. We actually talked about it and it did bother him. He was just a car guy, that got to built a car for Vern Luce and it’s style and concept started a new trend in Hot Rodding and really rejuvenated the hobby. To his credit he took advantage of that and turned himself into an icon. No doubt just as all of us would be, he really wasn’t prepared for that. In retrospect he turned Hot Rodding around and started the trend of Rod Builder Celebrity’s, TV Shows, and multi thousand dollar builds, which trickles down to all of us ,even if it’s not what we like or want, as car guys we all have benefited from what he did.

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  11. Dennis6605

    I was at Columbus when this car was picked for Pro’s Pick by Boyd and it was a car he built. It was funny listening to the crowd’s response. He was proud of his work and it was good for advertising HIS shop.

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