BaT Turn-Away: 1932 Ford Tudor Street Rod
February 2, 2022 Update: The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $70,000, so we’ve moved this 1932 Ford Tudor Street Rod to our “Rides Still Available” Page. Once registered and logged in, select the blue “Buy Now or Make an Offer” box below to navigate to the bidding page where you can either agree to pay the “Buy Now” price or click the “Start Bidding” to enter a realistic counter-offer.
Guys With Rides offers this one-of-a-kind, all-steel, 1932 Ford Tudor Street Rod in a reserve-style, online auction on behalf of the private seller.
Buy it Now For $70,000 or Make an Offer
Not only do many custom street rods reflect the individual tastes of their builder, but they often run the risk of reflecting the custom trends of the time when they are built. What impresses us the most about this 1932 Ford Tudor street rod is that despite its completion in the mid-1990s, the builder’s color selection and equipment choices make this piece a timeless classic that still looks great today.
Dave, the seller (and builder) of this 1932 Ford Tudor street rod, started with an original steel body found in a field. The body’s original wood frame was replaced with all new pieces at the same time the top was chopped three-and-a-half inches in front and three in the rear. Other subtle touches include shaved door handles, a filled cowl, and smoothed roof. The quality of this build shows throughout as only steel parts were used for the fenders, running boards, and full three-piece Rootlieb smooth steel hood. Other neat custom touches include recessed tail lights and an integrated license plate frame, and a power antenna integrated into the passenger side top.
Supporting the all-steel body is a custom Progressive Chassis Frame that’s been thoroughly painted and buffed to match the car’s exterior. A fully chromed Ford Mustang II front suspension controls the steering and bumps upfront while a polished Corvette IRS featuring tubular control arms puts the power to the pavement. Rounding out the details underneath include Borla custom exhaust system, stainless steel brake, and fuel lines, and a polished stainless steel Rock Valley gas tank. Dave notes that only stainless steel fittings and hardware were used to assemble this street rod.
Power for this Ford Tudor comes in the form of a 355 cubic inch small block Chevy V8 fitted with 7.25:1 forged pistons. The low compression ratio allows the use of a polished 671 style Dyers Blower topped with no fewer than four Weber side-draft carburetors. Careful attention to detail shows as this in the engine bay as this setup fits completely under the custom three-piece hood. Transferring the small block’s power is a modified Grant TurboHydramatic 400 equipped with a shift kit and controlled by a floor-mounted shifter.
Dave wanted a street rod to be as comfortable as a modern-day car, so he started by having Master Interiors of North Jersey build the custom interior. This well-known upholsterer fitted this 1932 Ford Tudor with an all-red English leather and Scottish wool carpeting using Tea’s design seats that are carried through to the sculpted door panels and headliner. In addition to tinted glass, luxury equipment includes a custom air conditioning system, remote-controlled power windows, and doors, and full digital dash, a cassette stereo, and a Corvette-sourced steering column featuring a leather-wrapped wheel.
The pride of the seller and his 1932 Ford Tudor build in this video where he takes you through all of the pictures documenting the build from sourcing the body to the final completion:
To help you bid with confidence, we’ve provided a complimentary Lemon Squad pre-purchase inspection (“PPI”) completed by an unbiased mechanic. To review the detailed LemonSquad PPI, please click on the picture below. When finished, please use your browser’s back button to return to this listing page:
Dave reports he used the best of everything to build his ’32 Ford Tudor Street Rod. He also reports that in addition to being very fast, his creation is a very dependable ride that runs and drives great. Dave informed us that his street rod cost $120,000 to build when it was completed in the mid-1990s. We’re pleased to report that after twenty years of enjoying his creation, the seller is now offering the car at a you-can’t-replicates-it-for-this reserve price.
If you have any questions about this 1932 Ford Tudor Street Rod, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!