Ford HOT ROD Roadster 1932 Black & Flames 1/18 Die-Cast Vehicle

Ford HOT ROD Roadster 1932 Black & Flames 1/18 Die-Cast Vehicle

Model auta pro sběratele Ford HOT ROD Roadster 1932 v černém laku vytvořená podle předlohy originálu designerským týmem v měřítku 1:18 při věrném zachování detailu a kvality zpracování.

Ford produced three cars between 1932 and 1934: the Model B, Model 18 & Model 40. These succeeded the Model A. The Model B continued to offer Ford s proven four cylinder and was available from 1932 to 1934. The V8 (Model 18 in 1932, Model 40 in 1933 & 1934) was succeeded by the Model 48. It was the first Ford fitted with the flathead V‑8. In Europe, it was built slightly longer. The same bodies were available on both 4 cylinder Model Bs and V8 Model 18/40s. The company also replaced the Model AA truck with the Model BB, available with either the four- or eight-cylinder engine.

Fords of 1932–1934 are extremely popular with hot rodders.

Deuce coupe. During the period after WWII, Model Bs and 18s were frequently rodded. This continued into the 1960s on a large scale, as noted in the hit song and as the pivotal street racing car in the film "American Graffiti". Today, the roadster and coupe are the most sought after body styles, as these were popular for street rods and hotrods; unmodified examples have become rare. Since the 1970s, 1932 bodies and frames have been reproduced either in fiberglass or lately in steel, which has helped resolve sheetmetal shortages, and increased the number of rods being created or restored. These are often very expensive, and a typical show-quality car may sell for $60,000 or more; this is also ironic in that hot-rodding had its origins in young males buying cheap and plentiful 20+ year-old cars for their low cost and modifying them for higher performance at low cost.

Deuce coupe is a slang term used to refer to the 1932 Ford coupe, derived from the year "2" of manufacture. In the 1940s, the 1932 Ford became an ideal hot rod, being plentiful and cheap enough for young males to buy, and available with a stylish V-8 engine. Rodders would strip weight off this readily available car and "hop up" or customize the engine. They came in two body styles, the more common 5-window and rarer suicide door 3-window. After World War II, the iconic stature of the 1932-vintage Ford in hot rodding inspired The Beach Boys to not only write a song entitled "Little Deuce Coupe" in 1963, but also had one of their albums named for the car, from the aforementioned song.

The "gow job" morphed into the "hot rod" in the early to middle 1950s.

Typical of builds from before World War Two were 1935 Ford wire-spoke wheels.

Immediately postwar, most rods would change from mechanical to hydraulic ("juice") brakes and from bulb to sealed-beam headlights.

The mid-1950s and early 1960s custom Deuce was typically fenderless and steeply chopped, and almost all Ford (or Mercury, with the 239 cu in (3,920 cc) flathead, introduced in 1939); a Halibrand quick-change rearend was also typical, and an Edelbrock intake manifold or Harman and Collins ignition magneto would not be uncommon. Reproduction spindles, brake drums, and backing based on the 1937s remain available today. Aftermarket "flatty" (flathead) cylinder heads were available from Barney Navarro, Vic Edelbrock, and Offenhauser. The first intake manifold Edelbrock sold was a "slingshot" design for the flathead V8. Front suspension hairpins were adapted from sprint cars, such as the Kurtis Krafts. The first Jimmy supercharger on a V8 may have been by Navarro in 1950.

Brookville Roadster was one of the first companies to reproduce car bodies in steel.

Little Deuce Coupe. The "little deuce coupe" that appeared on the cover to the Beach Boys album Little Deuce Coupe (1963).

The picture featured on the front cover of the Beach Boys album Little Deuce Coupe was supplied by Hot Rod magazine, and features the body (with his head cropped in the photo) of hod rod owner Clarence Chili Catallo and his own customized three-window 1932 Ford Coupe—known amongst hot rod enthusiasts as "the deuce coupe".

Catallo bought the vehicle in 1956 for $75 in Michigan when he was 15 years old. Catallo replaced the stock Ford V-8 engine (unlike The Beach Boys song lyrics, which mention "a flathead mill") with a newer Oldsmobile V-8, chopped and channelled to lower the top by 6 in (15 cm). Much of the original customizing work, including the stacked headlights (from a later 1960 Chrysler 300H), side trim, and grille was done by an auto shop owned by Mike and Larry Alexander in the Detroit suburb of Southfield. After Catallo moved to Southern California, additional work, including the chopped top, was done in 1960-61 at Kustom City, George Barris s noted North Hollywood auto customizing factory This led to the magazine cover and two years later, the shot was featured as the cover for The Beach Boys fourth album. Catallo sold the coupe a few years later but, urged by his son Curt, was able to buy it back in the late 1990s for $40,000. The car had since been additionally modified but was restored by Catallo with many of the original parts, so it is again virtually identical to the famous photo. In 2000, the hot rod won the People s Choice award at the Meadow Brook Concours d Elegance.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the small edition size and the great demand for this item, allocations are expected to occur.


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