Putting a modern spin on traditional streetrods is red hot right now and it seems that everything old is new again. High-end hotrods like this recently built, bright Tangelo Orange 1932 Ford 3-Window coupe definitely have the right look, and thanks to decades of development, you can have the vintage look without the vintage headaches, because this one runs like a new car. With a built Flathead V8, a quick-shifting 5-speed gearbox, and a custom performance suspension, this ain't your Dad's streetrod, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
The body is fiberglass, "Russ Nomore Streetrods" fiberglass to be exact, but you'd never know it just by looking. Ford's 3-window coupe is always a favorite and finishing it in that vivid and attention-grabbing shade of Tangelo Orange gives it a very definite show car vibe. But this is no homemade rod, with a recent professional build (finished a mere 633 miles ago) that takes great pains to look old but drive like new. Finish quality is excellent, disguising the fiberglass substrate as laser-straight sheetmetal and emphasizing the classic Ford shape. Door fit is exemplary, the 2-piece hood (the lone steel portion of the body) does as well, and the rear deck lid shows even gaps all around, which was tough even in 1932 with original Henry Ford steel. Subtle pin-striping around the decklid handle remind everyone that real artists put this Deuce Coupe together, although nothing else breaks up the miles deep, high-end orange finish – and that's a good thing. The windshield tilts and the cowl is functional, oversized commercial headlights sit atop Hi-Boy stands for a charming old-fashioned look, and the waterfall grille insert and chromed front end is pretty much mandatory if you're building a 3-window coupe. Out back is the gas tank and another polished spreader bar that matches the one up front, and the Pontiac taillights that poke out the flanks are a perfect touch. Believe it or not, this Deuce actually looks better in person than it does in our pics, and that's really saying something because our cameras are expensive.
Complementing the bright orange paint, the upscale tan simulated leather interior is first-class travel all the way. With finish quality and features that kids in the '50s could only dream of, someone spent a ton of money finishing the inside of this little coupe. Glove-soft material on the seats and door panels make it feel more like a new luxury car, while things like the center-mounted Dolphin gauges and their old-school pointers are a connection to the past. A large diameter Grant steering wheel means that steering is easy and the wood rim and Ididit tilt column add a luxurious touch that any driver will certainly appreciate. Other concessions to comfort and luxury include the matching door panels, insulating carpets with matching floormats, a fully wrapped headliner and interior cab lining, and a trunk that was finished to match.
You can't call your build 'Old School' without one key element: a Flathead V8. It's a 1946-model block bored to 3.3125 oversize, and it was dropped into the Ford's pointed snout and then liberally drenched in Viper Red engine enamel and polished aluminum trim. It's a very powerful motor with a machined crank, prepped rods, Herbert Cam's special grind cam, Isky single valve springs, and one-piece valves, retainers, locks, guides, and seals. So yeah, pretty much everything. A rare Edelbrock SU359 three-carb polished intake houses three Holley 94 carbs up top, an MSD ignition provides the spark, and those custom-built Lime-style headers feed into a very hearty dual exhaust system that sounds downright erotic. The chassis is a '32 reproduction piece with a full-length stamped beadbox, it's been pinched in front, and then was painted orange to match the top. A complete chrome, dropped I-beam/radius rod suspension starts the party up front, while out back you get coilovers and chrome ladder bars, and the Borg-Warner 5-speed manual gearbox spins a bespoke fabricated Moser 9-inch posi-traction rear end filled with 4.11 gears that really make the Flathead come alive. A classic big-n-little combination offers color-matched steelies adorned with bright Baby Moons that come wrapped in 185/70/15 front and 235/70/15 BFGoodrich white-wall tires that finish off the look perfectly.
This gorgeous hotrod shows only 633 miles since it was built, meaning that it's sorted and ready to start pulling in the big trophies for the lucky new owner. Call now!