The car you see here is a 1932 Ford Roadster, and its biggest claim to fame is that it has an original Ardun head V-8 engine equipped with a blower. According to the seller, one of the biggest questions he’s asked is how he found an original Ardun for the car. He says that you don’t find them, they tend to find you. He found the engine in the 1932 Ford Roadster from a guy in Illinois who had pulled it from a 1933 Ford roadster.
The goal of the build was to create a vintage 1933 Ford roadster hot rod with correct vintage hot rod parts from the 50s in combination with original Ford and Brookville parts to create a Bondo-free car. The seller says that it took many years to round up all of the rare parts in the vehicle. Those parts include vintage Halibrand Quick Change magnesium wheels, Hilborn injection 471 blower, a one-off Art Chrisman intake manifold, Duvall windshield, and a close drive transmission with overdrive so that the car was streetable.
Fans of old-school hot rods will appreciate this 1932 Ford Roadster that’s for sale with an asking price of $37,500. The car is beautiful, wearing a flat black paint job with a tan vinyl interior. The car is a real vehicle produced by Ford, not a kit. The 1929 Ford steel body rolls on a 1932 Ford Model B chassis.
On the exterior is cool custom paint in a WWII bomber-inspired theme, and the vehicle has a custom multi-pane windshield. The whitewall tires are Commander and are 6.5/15-inch front and L78/15-inch in the rear. The car has a V-8 engine of some sort, but the exact type isn’t called out. The car has 1800 miles on the odometer, and presumably, that is since the restoration was completed.
We always thought one of the coolest features of early Ford cars was the rumble seat. That feature allowed a two-seat car to seat more people in a pinch, but it appears to have done away with the trunk space. This completely restored 1931 Ford Model A is for sale and features a very cool rumble seat out back.
The seller is asking $34,900 for the 1931 Ford Model A and it only recently completed its frame-off restoration. The car is painted Washington Blue and has Saddle Brown interior with cream-colored wire wheels. The odometer of the car reads 37,817 miles and unlike many cars of the era, this one hasn’t been turned into a hot rod.
The engine under the hood is a water-cooled 201 cubic-inch L-head inline-four-cylinder that was rated for a mere 40 horsepower. The transmission used is a conventional unsynchronized three-speed sliding gear manual. The Model A had a top speed of 65 mph in its day and had four-wheel mechanical drum brakes.
In the Roush Mustang hierarchy, the top dog is the Roush Stage 3 Mustang. It’s the one with the supercharger to go along with all the style and handling mods that Roush has to offer. It’s also the version that carries a massive price at $24,995 over the cost of the base Mustang. For those who want the Roush style, but want to spend about half that much on their car, the 2020 Roush Stage 2 Mustang might be just the ticket. It’s $12,995 on top of the price of the base Mustang, certainly not cheap, but that is $12,000 cheaper than the Stage 3 car. The buyer could always add a supercharger down the road and save some cash.
The gang over at Classic Recreations will build you a very cool Ford Mustang that they call the Villain Mustang. The Villain Mustang is a very high-end build that will cost you high-end money to order. Prices start at $169,000. Villain begins with an original 1967 or 1968 Mustang fastback, and it is completely restored and customized to the buyer’s desires.
Any color can be sprayed on the car, but standard colors are Silver/Vengeance Black or Bad Guy Orange/Vengeance Black. The standard powertrain under the hood is a 427 cubic-inch crate engine that makes 545 horsepower fitted with Holley Sniper Fuel Injection. The car uses a Tremec manual transmission and has a 9-inch Fab 9 rear with positraction and 3:70 gears. The engine also uses a Concept One pulley system.
Sometimes we run across a project car that makes us wonder what people were thinking. Ford has produced vehicles that are part car and part truck in the past in the form of the Ranchero. Those cars have always been polarizing in their styling. If Ford has ever cobbled together a Ranchero in the early ’90s, this may be what it would have looked like.
When it comes to sport trucks, the late ’90s and early ’00s were the heyday for manufacturers to make trucks with big engines for the masses. Ford was tossing out some of the most desirable vehicles with trucks like the 2000 Ford Lightning seen here. This second-generation 2000 Ford Lightning was the second year that the Lightning was available after being off the market for three years between significant changes to the F-150 truck that underpinned the Lightning.
The Lightning used a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine that makes 360 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. It was fitted with a 4-speed automatic transmission. This particular example looks brand new because it essentially is with only 537 miles on the odometer. This truck is unlikely to find a buyer who will drive it; it’s more of an investment with the hope of future appreciation.
The legacy that Henry Ford left behind for not only his namesake company but the automotive industry, in general, can’t be denied. A new movie has received the green light after landing a grant from a Detroit nonprofit that supports the region’s automotive and labor industry. The film is called “Ten Questions for Henry Ford.”
The film was among the more than a dozen projects that received a share of $66,000 from the Motorcities National Heritage Area. Its creator hails the movie as being a blend of historical fact and “poetic imagining.” The film’s share of the money totaled $9,000 and was given through the University of Michigan Department of Performing Arts Technology.
Each time we see a highly desirable sports car that was never driven, we complain and feel sad for the car. As it goes with so many things in life, those who can afford exotics like the first-gen Ford GT often have no desire to drive the cars. They are simply in it for the profit after flipping the car years down the road. This is the case with the 2006 Ford GT that RM Sotheby’s is selling in an online-only auction.
2006 Ford GT Up For Auction Has Only 89 Miles
The auction is going right now and runs through December 19th, 2019. The car is a 2006 Ford GT with all four available options and has only 89.7 miles on the odometer since new. The car is said to be one of 494 Ford GTs that was finished in tungsten with full stripes for the 2006 year model.
Way back in January, we were shocked when a 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra R went across the auction block and sold for $132,000 with 500 miles on the clock. It was the most expensive Fox-body ever sold. That car was in perfect shape, was #11 out of 107 made, and still had the plastic on the seats. Another, even lower mile, 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra R is set to go across the auction block with Barrett-Jackson at the Scottsdale 2020 auction.