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LOT 253

Selling on Friday

From The Tom Haag Estate Collection

1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe

  • Highly sought-after body style with all-steel construction
  • Custom-built V-8 engine with Vintage Speed equipment
  • Well-appointed interior with custom gauges and comfortable seating
  • Participant in the Great American Race in 1990 and 1991
  • Formerly of the fabled Richard Munz Collection

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While Henry Ford was justifiably proud when he introduced the first affordable V-8 engine, his son Edsel had been working with the stylists at Ford to produce a dashing new car that was befitting of this new power. The 1932 Ford line consisted of 14 basic body styles and the Deluxe Coupe became an instant classic. While Ford referred to this model as a “two-window” coupe, Hotrodders rebranded it as the three-window coupe. More expensive than the five-window model with a delivered price of $575 compared to $490, a total of 20,506 were produced. Rodding legend Bob Labonte had an addiction to vintage tin, and it shows with the quality of construction as well as the components used on this very desirable ’32 Ford “Deuce” Coupe. Noted builder Ken Liebl undertook this project and, with an expert’s eye, produced this iconic street rod.

Finished in deep gloss black, the seats are covered in a tan Mohair fabric that is soft to the touch and comfortable to sit upon. Gauges come from Westach with the speedometer flanked by a pair of gauges mounted in the custom instrument cluster. A traditional three-spoke steering wheel guides this coupe down the road with little effort and behind the passenger seat is the release handle that opens the rumble seat allowing for two additional passengers to join in the fun. Roger Gregg performed the real magic with his expert build of the engine. Starting with a 1936 Ford long block, he bored and stroked it out to 253 cubes, filling the cylinders with Arias forged and domed pistons, adding a DeLong cam, Chevrolet exhaust valves, and a heavy-duty crankshaft, topping the engine with an Eddie Meyer aluminum intake manifold for dual carbs, plus Meyers finned aluminum heads. Custom headers were added and stainless steel was used for the dual-exhaust system that ports out under the rear bumper. With the dropped front axle, “juice” brakes, added safety and security make this a ride anyone can enjoy. Vintage steel wheels painted black are adorned with vintage Ford hubcaps and trim rings and ride on a set of Michelin XZX 165/SR 15 blackwalls to the front and Michelin XW4 P235/75R15 fat tires to the rear. It caught the eye of noted collector Richard Munz and joined his collection in Madison Wisconsin, where it was spotted by Thomas Haag, who managed to become its next caretaker. Now is the rare opportunity to drive, show and enjoy this superb build and to become a hot rod legend.

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