Peacock Blue: Custom Six-Carb 331 Hemi-Powered 1932 Ford Roadster

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This 1932 Ford roaster is a Street Rodder magazine Top 100 winner and a fantastic looking late 1950’s style build with seemingly all the right pieces, including a built and balanced six-carb 331ci hemi. Dazzling ’56 Ford Peacock Blue paint covers a Brookville reproduction steel body, and the boxed ASC frame rails use a 1932 Ford K-member and Model A front and rear crossmember to locate the engine and suspension. With Buick finned drums up front, an F100 steering box and a quick-change rear end, the car is a study on the best traditional builds from the second decade of Postwar hot rodding, and we wouldn’t change a thing here but the odometer reading and tread depths. Find it here on eBay in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania with reserve not met.

Deuces are arguably the great icon of traditional rodding, and while some may prefer Ford motors and Ford sheet metal for their Ford, it’s hard to argue with an early hemi, especially one with six carbs, and Ohio-based Brookville is widely regarded to be the best in the business of steel reproduction bodies.

Peacock Blue: Custom Six-Carb 331 Hemi-Powered 1932 Ford Roadster

Out back, there’s numerous details to drink in, like the subtle pinstriping, Chrysler Airflow taillights, well tucked tailpipes, and of course big n’ little whitewalls on ’40 Ford wheels with accessory covers and Mercury caps. The top mounted handle indicates that there might be a hidden rumble seat as well.

Peacock Blue: Custom Six-Carb 331 Hemi-Powered 1932 Ford Roadster

The interior is just as cool with white tuck and roll upholstery, and the original Auburn dash insert looks great. Centered behind the aftermarket Crestline-style wheel is a rare early-style Stewart-Warner tach. We love the way these colors work together.

Peacock Blue: Custom Six-Carb 331 Hemi-Powered 1932 Ford Roadster

As lovely as the rest of the car is, the real star of the show is a “healthy” 331ci hemi (wearing neat Chrysler Industrial Engine rocker covers) sitting in front of the bright white firewall. Described as fully balanced, the motor is stuffed with an Isky cam and Keith Black pistons, while an Offenhauser intake with six 2GC carbs (with six matching and original Stellings and Hellings air cleaners) handles the fuel, a Scintilla mag lights the spark, and a Hot Heads Chevy water pump conversion keeps things cool. The generator and spin-on oil filter are nice touches, and a 1940 Ford transmission with Lincoln Zephyr gears sends power rearward.

Peacock Blue: Custom Six-Carb 331 Hemi-Powered 1932 Ford Roadster

While painted suspension components verge into show rod territory, we really can’t argue with overall presentation, including un-split wishbones, a torque tube and a Culver City Halibrand-style quick change rear end.

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