Lot 226 - 1932 Ford Model B Hot Rod
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,400|
Ford produced three cars between 1932 and 1934: the Model B, Model 18 & Model 40. These succeeded the Model A. The Model B continued to offer Ford's proven four cylinder engine and was available from 1932 to 1934. The company also replaced the Model AA truck with the Model BB, available with either the four- or eight-cylinder engine.
This Ford Roadster Hot Rod has been extensively re-worked in recent years and presents in exceptional order. The knowledgeable and enthusiastic vendor has enjoyed this fun vehicle immensely, even completing a round trip to Le Mans. The specification is impressive; she is fitted with a 3500cc Rover V8 engine which is mated to a recently reconditioned Borg Warner 65 three-speed automatic gearbox and a Volvo rear axle. The stainless steel twin exhausts emit a beautiful tone, commensurate with such a sporty vehicle. Sitting on a well shod set of Boyd Coddington billet wheels, the aesthetics of this Hotrod are equally as impressive as the mechanics. The bodywork is in excellent order, with panels that are in proportion and a first class paint finish. Interior wise UFF 117 is trimmed in a one off custom interior finished in suede/faux leather. The instruments are minimal and easy to read, this Ford Hot Rod offers surprisingly good ergonomics. With chrome flame etched exposed rocker covers, chrome billet steering wheel and chrome piston shaped gear lever, it is fair to say this vehicle will turn a head in a crowd. Supplied with a V5C registration document and benefitting from being both road fund license and MoT exempt, this Hotrod is offered for sale with ‘bring a smile to your face’ motoring.