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Restored Original 1932 Ford Model B Roadster With Riley Equipped Engine and More!


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[TD=class: alt1, bgcolor: #F2F2F2]1932 Ford Model B Roadster with a Riley overhead valve engine, dual carburetors. The car was given an accurate restoration about 30 years ago and displayed in a museum after the restoration was completed. The current owner purchased this car about 10 years ago and embarked on an expensive, no-expense spared, mechanical restoration. The car was completely rebuilt front to back mechanically and the car has been driven about 3,500 miles since.

The original, correct 1932 Model B engine was completely rebuilt with all new internals, counterbalanced crank shaft, new camshaft, etc. A rare and desirable Two-Port Riley overhead valve conversion was installed with dual, new Stromberg 97-style carburetors (properly balanced and jetted), a new Mallory ignition, custom exhaust, etc. The car was converted to twelve volts and all new wiring was installed. To complete the rebuild, a new radiator was fitted, a new clutch installed, the transmission was fully rebuilt, and the rear end, steering, and front end, were rebuilt as well. To make the car drive reliably at high way speeds, a Mitchell overdrive was installed. To stop the car, rebuilt period-correct Lincoln Hydraulic brakes were installed on the front and rear with a 1948 Ford master cylinder, etc. The original 18" wheels were repainted with and new tires were installed and balanced. The result was a car that cruises effortlessly at 70 miles per hour and has been driven in the 80-90 mph range with no issues of any type. The steering is light and responsive at all speeds. The engine is smooth whether it is cruising around town at 25mph or going down the highway at 70-plus. The brakes stop the car firmly and square. The Mitchell overdrive keeps the rpms down and keeps the engine nice and quiet.

This car was always an original car and not assembled from parts, the body and fenders are original Henry Ford steel and show no signs of damage, repair, etc. The body sills, floors etc are excellent. The fenders show no signs of damage and the fronts are original and ultra-rare factory dual side-mounts. This car has all the correct 1932 parts which are originals-not reproductions. The paint shows minimal signs of aging but presents extremely well with good overall gloss, etc. The top material shows the expected signs of aging but the bows, etc are excellent and raise and lower with ease. The Le Baron Bonney interior is very nice. The stainless and chrome are very good. This car presents extremely well inside and out. It is ready to use and enjoy and is an absolute blast to drive. It will leave most V8 powered cars in the dust.

Of course, if one wanted to, the fenders and top could be easily removed and the result would be an absolutely pure and true late 1930s hotrod that would respectfully compete at Bonneville, Muroc, Main St. USA, or any other vintage races-just like the first real hot rodders did. The car is located in Jefferson, WI. The price is SOLD and there is a clear and current title.

Please email: motoringicons@hotmail.com or call 734-730-4274 to schedule a viewing or for more photos and information.

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