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!

  1. Gary

    What’s your reserve

    • Guys with Rides

      Gary, by definition, the reserve price of any auction is never revealed until it has been met. However, if you visit the bidding page for this ride you’ll see a blue horizontal line just above the “Please Login to Bid” button. As the high bid increases, the blue bar will turn to lime green. When the reserve is met, a message is met. So, we recommend bidding and see where it goes, you never know!

  2. Anonymous

    Hi I can’t figure out how to do a bid phone number is 508-203-0814

  3. larry siers

    Where is car located

    • Guys with Rides

      Larry, the car is located in Wallingford, Connecticut.

  4. Sam

    Where is the inspection report??

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Sam, thank you for asking and for your patience. We are in the process of getting one complete and plan to have the results along with the inspector’s pictures posted next week. Stay tuned!

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Sam, we just loaded the Lemons Squad Pre-Purchase Inspection completed on Saturday, January 24, 2021. The inspector provides over two hundred detailed pictures of this custom ’32 Ford. Please note that he was not able to test drive the car as the weather was not cooperating that day.


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