The 1932 Ford ranks as one of the most popular cars in the first fifty years of automobile history, if not in the entire history of the auto. The "Deuce," as it is popularly known, is regarded as one of the first hot rod cars. The design for the '32 Ford began as a total revision of the Model A, which was fast becoming obsolete during the early 1930's. The goals for the 1932 Ford included a powerful engine and sleek art deco styling. Pinstriping, an immediately recognizable front grille, and chrome detailing are just a few of the standout features of this hot rod.
The 1932 Ford roadster was in fact faster, more comfortable, and more refined than its Model A predecessor. There are actually two versions of the '32 Ford, one with a four-cylinder engine and one with the new V-8 flathead, which offered more power. The four-cylinder model is known as the Model B, while the V-8 engine style earned the name Model 18 Autel MaxiSys MS906TS. The Model 18, in fact, offered the first V8 engine to be commercially successful Autel MaxiSys Pro. This revolutionary engine gave the 1932 Ford immediate popularity with hot rodders in the 1930's and 1940's, and in fact this classic car remains popular today.
The basic styles in the 1932 model year included the "5-window" and the rarer "3-window," which featured front-opening doors. The 1932 Ford came in a total of fourteen different body styles including roadster, cabriolet, coupe, sedan, Victoria, Phaeton, and several others, ranging from $460 to $650. Despite being introduced during the height of the Great Depression, the 1932 Ford brought reliable and affordable transportation to the masses. Known by many names, including the "Baby Lincoln", the 1932 Ford helped establish the Ford name as a reliable and affordable luxury car make. Both practical and beautiful, the 1932 Ford became popular not only with car enthusiasts and hot rodders, but with everyday drivers.
The 1932 Ford has remained popular with hot rodders since its introduction, when a Deuce roadster could be found relatively inexpensively. Hundreds of these roadsters found their way to dirt oval track racing despite having only 65 horsepower. These simple cars were easily stripped down and modified for racing. Thousands of Deuce hot rods have been built over the years. Even today, the 1932 Ford remains a favorite for modification thanks to its classic lines and well though-out detailing. Today's collectors enjoy restoring their '32 Ford to its original condition and adding details in keeping with the design of the original '32 model.
The popularity of the 1932 Ford, however, was not enough to keep a total revision at bay for the 1933 model year, which featured even sleeker lines and a longer body. Although these 1933 and 1934 models were more powerful and initially sold better than the Deuce, today the popularity of the 1932 Ford is unquestioned. Although in production for only a year, no other car is as popular among hot rodders as the 1932 Ford. Today, reproduction parts and even whole frames and bodies are available for any fan of the '32 Ford to rebuild this classic car.Classic Pedal Cars has a full range of metal pedal cars for the best present a child could wish for! Also check our Murray Pedal Car specials