Space 12: 1932 Ford High Boy By Dick Magoo – SOLD!
August 6th Update: We’re pleased to report this stunning Dick Magoo build ’32 Ford High Boy has found new home!
While the timeless style of a ’32 Ford High Boy hot rod with just the right rake is a ride many enthusiasts would love to own, the cold reality can be a dicey proposition depending on who put it the car together. More recent names such as Chip Foose or the late Boyd Coddington provided well-built modern interpretations of this classic. However, if nothing but the best will do, a ’32 Roadster built by none other than the late Dick Magoo is the only way to go.
Not familiar with him? Richard “Magoo” Megugorac was known in hot rod circles as “The Father of The Highboy” and we’re honored to feature one of his last quality creations here in our Reserved Parking section for $37,500 or best reasonable offer. A dear friend of the owner, Grady, sold this ’32 Ford on his behalf.
For this build Dick Magoo started with a Wescott’s Auto ’32 Ford fiberglass body where he very subtly sectioned in two-and-a-half between the cowl and the main body shell to provide more interior room. Power comes from a 350 cubic inch Chevrolet small block featuring topped with a B&M supercharger and relying on a Pete & Jakes timing gear drive for that extra bit of mechanical sound as you cruise. Handling the engine’s spent gasses is a full polished stainless steel header and exhaust system. Covering the power plant is a Jack Hagemann Jr. three-piece aluminum hood featuring 120 louvers. Power is sent through a floor-shifted B&M TurboHydramatic 350 automatic transmission back to a narrowed and detailed Ford 9″ inch rear end.
Stopping this High Boy is easy with the modern Wildwood four-wheel disc brake system hidden behind polished five-spoke American Racing wheels. While we’re willing to bet you’d rather listen to the engine’s mechanical symphony while cruising, this build also features an Alpine stereo system in addition to a full leather bench seat interior.
As if the provenance of Dick Magoo wasn’t enough, the subtle contrasting scallops on the bright yellow paint were applied by none other than pinstripe legend Dennis Ricklefs. If you have always wanted a ’32 Ford High Boy hot rod, this is an incredible build that will not disappoint. Good Luck with the purchase!