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This iconic 1930s classic hot rod is very well sorted and features a number of improvements including a small block Chevy V8 with 400 HP.
Hotrodding came back to life when the California-based Petersen Automotive Museum celebrated a weekend-long National Hot Rod Day on June 11, 2022. This was the time to remember the hotrods and the popular car culture around them.
Incidentally, 2022 also marks the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Ford so it’s a special year for the Deuce as well. To add to the celebrations, there’s a Custom 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster currently listed on eBay if you’re a Deuce fan too.
The Deuce moniker came from the year "2" in the 1932 Ford Coupe. It’s the most significant Ford of all time and remains every hotrodder's dream from then, to now. It came in 14 different body styles employing varying lines, arcs, and lengths so it became an open canvas for the hotrodders. The Model B came as a four-cylinder option while the Model 18 came with Ford’s very first flathead V8 so there was a milestone right there.
Once the hot-rodding culture began to emerge and fans began to strip the Deuce of all they could to lower the body weight. They also souped up the engine to gain more power and the result was something that could put the muscle car to shame.
This particular Deuce is the last ’32 Roadster built by the late Dick "Magoo" Megugorac, known in hotrod circles as “The Father of The Highboy”. It comes powered by a 400 cu in small-block Chevy engine, yielding 400 horsepower. It has cruise control, a 700R4 transmission, and an HR-680 Quickfuel carburetor. There’s also an electric fuel pump with a hidden 30-gallon stainless steel fuel tank in there for when you need to burn rubber.
This example is a bit of a celebrity in itself, given that it was on the cover of Goodguys' gazette poster and yearbook.It was also featured in Street Rodder Magazine. In 2000, it received a complete restoration work by California-based Roy Brizio Street Rods which is a big name in the hot rodding circles.
It is a multiple award winner and the listed price sits at $64,950. There is still plenty of time for any hot-rodding fan to get this considering there are 26 days left to make an offer on it. The car is selling from the second owner. With that in mind, the first owner was classic roadster lover Chet Thomas of Chet Thomas Engineering in Livermore. Given the age of the car, its lineage, and the beautiful red paint, it’s a head turner for sure.
Arun Singh Pundir has been a longtime media crackerjack and worked most of his life in sales and marketing. In 2018, he officially flipped and switched sides to the editorial. He lives with his wife, two rascally sons and is a car and motorcycle nut in his free time. Not that he has too much free time. He currently writes news, features, and listicles for HotCars on anything that has any number or kind of wheels. He is also penning pop culture, lifestyle and all things rich for TheRichest. For now, he considers his Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, Suzuki Ciaz, and Royal Enfield Classic 500, the three current flames of his life. His dream is to drive around the world; even if it takes more than eighty days.