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1932 Ford

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1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe Hot Rod
1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe Hot Rod


List of Cars

1932 Ford Pictures

1932 Ford Model 18 DeLuxe Three-Window Coupe 1932 Ford Model 18 DeLuxe Three-Window Coupe
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2009 $165,000
1932 Ford Model B Woody Station Wagon 1932 Ford Model B Woody Station Wagon
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2009 $79,750
1932 Ford Model 18 Cabriolet 1932 Ford Model 18 Cabriolet
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2009 $99,000
1932 Ford Model 18 Phaeton 1932 Ford Model 18 Phaeton
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2009 $110,000
1932 Ford Model 18 Roadster 1932 Ford Model 18 Roadster
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2009 $50,600
1932 Ford Model B-304 Ute Roadster 1932 Ford Model B-304 Ute Roadster
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2009 $50,600
1932 Ford Model 18 Fordor Sedan 1932 Ford Model 18 Fordor Sedan
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2009 $36,300
1932 Ford Roadster American Hot Rod Build 1932 Ford Roadster American Hot Rod Build
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Auction Results Oct, 2008 $120,000
Custom 1932 Ford Roadster Twin-Turbo Hot Rod Custom 1932 Ford Roadster Twin-Turbo Hot Rod
Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2007 $75,000
Custom 1932 Ford Roadster Boydster II Street Rod Custom 1932 Ford Roadster Boydster II Street Rod
Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2007 $62,000
1932 Ford Roadster Hi-Boy Hot Rod 1932 Ford Roadster Hi-Boy Hot Rod
Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2007 $50,000
1932 Ford Roadster Hot Rod 1932 Ford Roadster Hot Rod
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Auction Results Oct, 2008 $50,000
Custom 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe Hot Rod Custom 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe Hot Rod
Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2007 $41,000
Custom 1932 Ford Roadster Street Rod Custom 1932 Ford Roadster Street Rod
Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2007 $38,000
1932 Ford Custom Hi-Boy Roadster Hot Rod 1932 Ford Custom Hi-Boy Roadster Hot Rod
Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results Mar, 2007 $37,000
Custom 1932 Ford Roadster Street Rod Custom 1932 Ford Roadster Street Rod
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Auction Results Oct, 2008 $29,000
Custom 1932 Ford Cabriolet Street Rod Custom 1932 Ford Cabriolet Street Rod
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Auction Results Oct, 2008 $30,000
Custom 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe Hot Rod Custom 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe Hot Rod
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Auction Results Oct, 2008 $45,000
Custom 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster Hot Rod Custom 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster Hot Rod
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Auction Results Oct, 2008 $38,500

1932 Ford

The 1932 Ford made automotive history once again on March 31, 1932 when Henry Ford announced the new Ford V-8. This certainly was not the first car to be powered by a V-8 engine, but it was the first time that such a motor was available in a low-price, mass-produced automobile.

The 221 cubic-inch-displacement V-8 was developed in the strictest secrecy by a small workforce operating under Henry Ford's personal supervision.

The engine was rushed into production - some say too rushed - and was eagerly purchased by car buyers. However, many of the engines experienced piston and bearing failures, overheating, and block cracking. These problems were soon solved and the flat-head V-8 would become the engine for Ford automobiles for the next 21 years.

There were, of course, numerous design changes in the new 32 Ford including:

During the model year Ford incorporated several changes into the design of the new Model 18. The most obvious was increasing the number of vent louvers in the hood from 20 to 25 to improve the engine cooling.

Apparently sensitive that most of its competitors had longer wheelbases, Ford measured the distance from the center position of the front spring to the center of the rear spring and advertised a wheelbase of 112 inches when it was actually only 106 inches.

The new 32 Ford had single transverse leaf springs front and rear. By locating the rear springs behind the differential and using 18-inch wheels, the new Ford had a lower height giving it a racier appearance.

Almost 300,000 V-8 Fords were sold in its first year of production.

Ford�s various 1932 models were the last cars developed with Henry Ford�s full involvement. As described in Robert Lacey�s Ford: The Men and The Machine, the genesis of the Ford V8 engine is rooted in the launch of the six-cylinder Chevrolet of 1929. Not to be outdone, Ford commenced work on a new V8 engine. Working in secret at the Dearborn Engineering Laboratory, more than 30 prototype V8 engines were built, tested, and ultimately rejected. Even Henry Ford began to rethink his strategy, that is, until a fateful private meeting with son Edsel in December 1931.

Soon after, Henry Ford instructed his engineering chief, Charlie Sorensen, to spend �� until it hurts�, at the very height of the Great Depression. Sorensen did spend, investing heavily in the latest electrical iron furnaces and metal-casting technologies. In turn, the ability of Ford�s Rouge plant to produce high-quality iron alloys made the first low-priced, mass-produced, and commercially successful V8-powered automobile a reality. Once again, Ford reinvented the automobile and silenced the critics.

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