Trio of 1932 Ford Roadsters – Buy One or all Three!

Calling all hot rod fans! Still wondering what to buy your gear-head buddies or siblings for Christmas? Don’t miss this listing here on craigslist in Los Angeles, California, describing three 1932 Ford roadsters for sale, each with a distinct personality. Priced individually or as a package deal for $50,000, they might be the perfect way to start your own collection or car club. Thanks to reader Pat L. for spotting this trio of depression-era roadsters.

This scratch-built hot-rod features a later-model 302 cid Ford V8 which, like the whole car, seems well-sorted. The fiberglass body rides on a Schroeder chassis. Unlike many of our feature cars, this one is sold by the builder, who should be able to answer probing questions. The ubiquitous C4 (three-speed automatic) and 3.50 gears should offer plenty of performance and reasonable highway cruising. An overdrive would ease daily driving, but you can buy this ground-up build and finish it however you want!

An original ’32 Ford chassis underpins this Wescott-bodied high-boy. The steel wheels and flathead V8 punctuate the ’40s-style build. Throw on some jeans, engineer boots, and a white T-shirt with a pack of Camels rolled up in the sleeve, and you’re all set to mix it up.

The simple vintage interior continues the 1940’s vibe, right down to the ’40 Ford steering wheel, though a less fiberglassy-look might help.

 

Speaking of purists, the final member of this trio most nearly resembles a stock ’32, though it too features a Wescott body over Henry Ford chassis and running gear. Assembled “about 40 years” ago, it reflects one respectable way to put together a stock-looking car when original steel demands more than your budget.

The flathead V8, a miracle of mass-production, looks right at home in this stock Ford, and the fiberglass body won’t rust like the original. Can’t afford all three? Which is your favorite?

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  1. geomechs geomechs Member

    You’d just have to take all 3 of them to my place. The original-looking roadster is my favorite but the flathead-powered highboy is a close second; I see that it’s running a pre-’37 engine. If I had that original-looking one, I would be looking everywhere for a steel body so I could make it as close to bone stock as I could. I see it’s running a 2bbl carburetor which offered much better performance than that gangly Detroit Lubricator one ever could. But I’m a stickler for stock.

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  2. Wayne from oz

    Wescott body 40 years ago?

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    • Darryl

      Their website says “in business since 1954, building ’32 roadster bodies for 30 years”. However I remember going there and looking at their ’32 bodies in the early ’70’s.

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  3. Bob S

    I would want a full fendered steel body, but my preferred car would be the 34 Ford 3 window with the suicide doors or a 1/2 ton like I built in 1959. It isn’t a matter of whether or not I like the cars, I do, but just a matter of preference.
    I hope they find a good home.
    Bob

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  4. canadainmarkseh Member

    I like the stock looking blue one I don’t even care that it is a fiberglass body. Ive worked with fiberglass and I’m pretty comfortable with it and it will solve some maintenance issues, the asking price will be lower too. As for the other two without the fenders running boards and hood they just look stupid but if the price was right I suppose some repop parts could fix that problemtoo.

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  5. James Martin

    A lot of money for fiberglass. But real neat looking

  6. newfieldscarnut

    Original Henry steel for me . Anything else is a disgrace .

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  7. Cris Carver

    So there have been more after market ‘32’s then Ford ever made & the fact that mag’s like the Rodder’s Journal regularly feature cars with repop bodied. I say more the merrier beside, if you want the hot rodding hobby to continue, you’ve got to car have that’s a reasonable entry point. Long & the short of it, there cool as hell with my favorite being the primer bomb. Though I change up the dash & maybe a different steering wheel!

  8. ctmphrs Member

    Everybody would prefer a real steel body.Not everybody has $50,000 to $80,000
    or more to buy a real Henry Ford deuce roadster,and yes it,s a disgrace to be poor.

    • canadainmarkseh Member

      A disgrace to be poor, well I guess that depends on which side of the fence your on. A disgrace to be poor is the usual song of the rich guy. I say we can’t all be part of the 1% or even the top 20% I say no disgrace in being poor some of happiest people in the world are poor and some of the most miserable are rich. It’s all about your attitude. Yours isn’t great.

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