1932 Ford V8
In 1932 Ford released their seminal ‘Deuce’ which was the foundation for the hot-rod industry. This was motivated by Ford first production V8 engine which was available in all the body styles.
The V8 model was marketed as a variant of the Model B known as the Model 18, but the V8 name resonated more and became the most widely used name.
Many body styles were available for the V8 including desirable configurations such as the 3-Window Coupe, 5-Window Coupe, 2-Door Roadster, and 2-Door Cabriolet.
Available body colors were Ford Medium Maroon, Brewster Green Medium, Tunis Gray, Old Chester Gray, Washington Blue, Black, Brewster Green Medium and Winter Leaf Brown.
|type||Series Production Car|
|displacement||3622 cc / 221 in³|
|bore||77.8 mm / 3.0625 in|
|stroke||95.3 mm / 3.75 in|
|power||48.5 kw / 65 bhp|
|specific output||17.95 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Steel Body over Steel Chassis|
|front tires||18 x 5.25|
|rear tires||18 x 5.25|
|f suspension||Solid Axle|
|r suspension||Live Axle w/Transverse Leaf Spring|
|fuel capacity||52.99 litres or 14 gal.|
Auction Sales History
1932 Ford V-8 Cabriolet 18-81392 – sold for $319,000 European styling influencing American design. Formerly owned by Sergio Franchi. Beautifully restored to exacting original condition. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best in Class winner. Auction Source: RM’s Art of the Automobile
1932 Ford Model 18 V-8 Deluxe Roadster – sold for $51,700 Rare, Unmodified 80-Year-Old Veteran. Fine Running and Driving Condition. Correct Early Flathead V-8 Motor. DeLuxe Trim Model with Options. Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1932 Ford V-8 Model 18 DeLuxe Three-Window Coupe – sold for $99,000. Originally a New York car, this DeLuxe Deuce Coupe was acquired in a solid, unrestored state from a Texas owner. It is fresh from a complete restoration in Alexander’s shops, with only test miles on the engine and drivetrain. Triple black on the outside (body, wheels, and tires), it is accented with the correct gold pinstripe and upholstered in authentic rose beige mohair and has the desirable opening rear window. Brightwork is minimal, comprising just the lights, DeLuxe windshield molding, and the iconic fluted bumpers beloved of all proper Deuce Coupes. Expertly restored wood grain surrounds the engine-turned instrument panel, while taupe carpet lines the floor. The engine compartment and chassis are as they were when new. Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions