As the automobile became more of a common means of transportation, manufacturers put design language at the forefront of their priority. Following a successful run with the Model T and Model A, Ford’s all-new “Deuce” became one of the most important designs of the 20th century. Later in the 1940s and 1950s, young hot rodders with the desire to go fast and look good doing it, chose the handsome Ford as the weapon of choice. Fast forward to today, and finding an original V8 32 that hasn’t been turned into a hot rod is a rare feat.
The project was handled by Dearborn Deuce Hot Rod, in a joint venture between Hot Rods & Horsepower of Branford Connecticut, and ASC of Southgate Michigan. H&H provides the frames and suspensions and ASC designed and built the heavily modified all-steel body shells using CATIA software. The body is built on an ultra-precise set of jigs and locators to meet current OEM tolerance levels. Using sheets of 1/8” steel for the floor paneling, stamped steel A & B pillars, and reinforcements, you are guaranteed a better fit and finish than your average car. Additionally, the doors are 3.5” longer than stock for easier entry & exit, and the cockpit is lengthened about 2.5”, but the overall dimensions are spot on.
There is not much in the way of defects to report on this car because it is about as close as it gets to perfection. It has garnered several top awards including “Outstanding Street Rod”, “Outstanding Undercarriage”, and “Best in Class”. This comes as no surprise, with its long list of custom equipment. Powered by a 350 Chevy small block coupled to a 700R4 Stage 2 transmission, full custom leather interior, p/steering, power disc brakes, power windows, engine-turned dash panel with gauges by Classic Instruments, a banjo steering wheel, Stayfast cloth top, and knock-off style wheels by Billet Specialties are just some of the features found on this spectacular street rod.
Now’s your chance to own one of the most pristine examples of the automotive glory days!