1932 Ford Roadster

1932 Ford Roadster
  • The famous ’32 Ford roadster that raced the quarter horse in 1944
  • Russetta Timing Association tag: 120.9 mph at Harper Dry Lake, 1944
  • Starred in several hot rod B movies in the 1950s
  • Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance “Best Historic Hot Rod”
  • Named as one of the Most Significant 1932 Fords of all time in 2007

1932 Ford 3-Window Drag Coupe

  • Inaugural 1954 ATAA World Series of Drag Racing Class AB Champion
  • Same owner for more than 60 years; driven less than one mile since 1954
  • Built by Francis Fortman and driven by Kenny Kerr
  • Competed in only one drag-racing event, then stashed away
  • Documented with the title from 1952, vintage racing photos, discovery photos and the ATAA program
  • Featured in Hot Rod DeLuxe, Ol’ Skool Rods and Old Cars Weekly magazines
  • Powered by a 4-carburetor, Edelbrock-equipped, alcohol-burning flathead V8
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1933 Ford 5-Window Custom Coupe

  • 1951 Cadillac V8 engine with three carburetors
  • GM 700R4 automatic transmission
  • More than 60 years of documented history
  • 1955 Ford Rotunda Custom Show Sweepstakes winner
  • 1955, 1956 and 1957 Detroit Autorama award winner
  • Awarded 32 trophies in 21 shows beginning in 1955
  • 10 Best of Show Awards
  • Built by Oliver Hine; later owned by his son Jack Hine
  • Restored from 2008 to 2011
  • 2011 Detroit Autorama Preservation Award

1929 Ford Boyd Coddington “Alumatub”

Called the “Alumatub,” this hand-crafted Boyd Coddington creation was built on the popular “American Hot Rod” TV series on the Discovery Channel.

It has a hand-formed all-aluminum body by Marcel Delay on a specially constructed Coddington aluminum frame and chassis.

It’s powered by an aluminum 350-ci Chevy engine, with Barry Grant Demon Six-Shooter three-deuce carburetion, a TH350 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission with a Mooneyes electronic shifter, and it has a Winters quick-change rear end, one-off knockoff wheels and lift-off top. It’s Read More

1932 Ford Miller Automotive Roadster

This Highboy not only looks the part, it is the part. Built by Miller Automotive, of Chino, CA, it was timed at 142.97 mph at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats on August 21, 1954. Powered by the venerable flathead, with Offenhauser aluminum heads, three 2-barrel Stromberg carburetors, a Harman and Collins magneto and a Halibrand quick-change rear end, it remains in its racing condition.

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1950 Buick Custom “Truly Rare”

Courtesy of Bonhams
  • 1950 Buick “hard-top” coupe
  • 350-hp, 364-ci Chrysler Hemi V8
  • Six Stromberg carburetors
  • 3-speed manual transmission, drum brakes
  • Popular Customs cover car 1965
  • Built by Gene Howard
  • Chopped, channeled and hard-topped

“Truly Rare” was built around a 1950 Buick. The body was channeled six inches and rides on a frame fabricated from a ’50 Buick and a ’51 Oldsmobile. The body is equal parts ’50 Cadillac and ’51 Olds. The front and sides are heavily reworked with a flowing Read More

1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe

Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company
  • 650-hp, 427-ci SOHC “Cammer” V8 with two 4-bbl carburetors
  • Rod & Custom cover car in January 1998
  • Built by an all-star cast of hot rod greats: Art Chrisman, Steve Davis, Pete Eastwood, Ron Mangus, Stan Betz and Bob Kennedy
  • Chosen as one of “The 75 Most Significant ’32 Fords”
  • Beautifully maintained with low mileage

1955 Ford Custom “Beatnik Bubbletop”

  • Fresno Autorama Sweepstakes Award, 2005
  • “Top 5 Customs” at Paso Robles, 2005
  • “Outstanding Custom,” Grand National Roadster Show, 2006
  • George Barris Kustom d’Elegance Award, 2006
  • $20,000 prize, Darryl Starbird’s National Rod and Custom Show, 2006
  • First Place, “Hand-built Custom,” Detroit Autorama, 2006

For this extensive, four-year project, Gary “Chopit” Fioto started by removing the roof from a ’55 Ford and modifying a 1988 Lincoln Town Car chassis. Cadillac, Chrysler and Lincoln components are mixed, including canted quad headlights. Read More

1939 Ford Model 91A DeLuxe Coupe

Courtesy of Bonhams

This nicely restored and very mildly uprated DeLuxe coupe is a perfect example of how it was done back in the period. The subject of a complete, frame-off restoration, the original steel body was refurbished, while the original flathead V8 was rebuilt to have a bit more juice. The engine was bored 0.125 over, fitted with Egge custom four-ring pistons, and a four-inch Mercury crank. Offenhauser finned 9:1 high compression cylinder heads, an Edelbrock dual manifold, a Mallory electronic distributor Read More

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