1932 Ford Model 18 Deluxe Fordor Sedan
Chassis no. 18-14757
221cu flathead 21-stud V8 engine
Stromberg 59 carburetor
65bhp at 3,400rpm
3-speed manual transmission
Solid front axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and live rear axle with transverse leaf springs
4-wheel drum brakes
*An unmodified example of the legendary 'Deuce' Ford
*Nice, original interior
*A well optioned and presented example
The Model 18
There are rare moments when everything just comes together for a car manufacturer. For many manufacturers that year was 1932 but for no manufacturer was that more true than for Ford. The 1932 range would mark Ford's departure from the Model A four-cylinder cars, the all new flathead V-8 line taking center stage. Ford's team of stylists, the largest in the industry, had been working diligently on every detail of this new model series. Ford being essentially a one-model line had enormous pressure to deliver products as successful as the Models T and A. The designers did not disappoint. They produced what is arguably one of the most important and handsome automotive designs of the 20th century. "The Deuce", as it would come to be known, has captured the hearts of many, both when new and in the present day. The styling was perfection - elegant open fenders, finely proportioned bodies, the exposed frame rails, and that wonderful grill shell. The car is an absolute American icon and coveted equally by hot rodders and purists of the marque.
The Motorcar Offered
A well preserved '32 Ford in Maroon with black fenders, this car has matching Straw wheels and pin striping. The paint, likely an old respray, is in fair condition but appears quite tidy. The original and untouched interior is nicely done in gray/green mohair and has good woodgraining. Accessory temperature and oil pressure gauges have been added. The car has dual sidemounts, and a rear trunk rack with cover. The windshield bears a V-8 Owners Club decal, and the grille shell and insert are both in good condition.
The engine is a 21-stud V-8, with a later 1934-36 intake manifold and a Stromberg 59 carburetor. Having been run recently the motor is said to be strong though the fuel tank should be cleaned. Honestly presented and fitted with a fresh set of tires, it could easily be freshened, gone-through, and enjoyed as is. As a rare example of unmodified Deuce, it will no doubt turn heads no matter where it goes.
- Please note that the correct chassis and engine numbers for this vehicle are 1814767 and 1885593 respectively. The title for this vehicle is in transit.