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From The Tom Haag Estate Collection

1932 Ford Model 18 Tudor Sedan Street Rod

  • 350-cid Chevrolet V-8 engine paired with a TH350 automatic transmission
  • Complete engine rebuild with receipts from Vintage Auto Repair of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jaguar front and rear suspension, disc brakes
  • A menacing lowered stance, finished in black with subtle blue pinstriping
  • Added air-conditioning and heat, dual exhaust, and cowl lights
  • Custom engine-turned dash and original front bucket seats

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Among the most popular of the new 1932 Ford’s 14 different models was the Tudor sedan. A total of 57,930 customers purchased one of these smart-looking cars during a period of time when the American economy was in serious trouble. Henry Ford built his cars to be durable and easy to maintain, and even with wartime restrictions, many Ford V-8s saw service on the home front taking needed factory workers to and from work or serving the country in other ways.

This Tudor sedan was spared from the scrap piles during the war and in the mid-1970s was given a custom build with design and elegance that is timeless. All original steel panels were kept with the car and painted a deep and lustrous black lacquer and feature subtle blue pinstriping along the beltline of the body. All seating surfaces as well as the door panels and headliner were restored with original style gray Mohair with the passenger front seat able to tilt forward and allow access to the spacious rear seat. Under the hood, a rebuilt 350-cid V-8, sourced from a contemporary Corvette, features a factory aluminum intake manifold with a Carter AFB four-barrel carburetor, backed up with a Turbo-Hydramatic 350 automatic transmission. A custom front suspension was designed and installed, and to the rear, a complete Jaguar independent rear suspension was installed which provides a smooth and comfortable ride with four-wheel disc brakes installed for safety and security. A set of Warrior Fluent radial 195/60R15 tires are up front with a pair of Michelin X P225/R75-15 tires to the rear, all mounted on steel wheels featuring vintage Ford hubcaps and trim rings which gives this sedan an awesome stance whether it is going down the road or sitting still. Showing just over 1,150 miles, which are believed to have been added since the build, this Ford has been well-maintained through the years as evidenced by a thick folder of receipts for parts and service, all of which is included with the car. Chrome work and trim present a deep reflective quality while all the glass, including the roll-down rear seat side windows, are clean and clear. A set of Stewart-Warner gauges are mounted in an engine-turned center cluster while a custom four-spoke steering wheel will make the driver of this car beam with pride. The original black lacquer does show some age-based flaws; however, it still presents quite well and deserves to be driven, shown, and enjoyed.

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