1932' Ford V8 Model 18
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My 1932 Ford V8 Model 18 Cabriolet has Only 54,729 miles from New.
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My Car was originally built in Canada.
Only a Small Handful of Cabriolets were Built and Sold in Canada in 1932.
The car still has it's Original 1932 Matching Number Transmission.
It has the original Body / Coachwork Tag.
It still has its original license plate from Alberta, Canada from 1932.
The Freshly Rebuilt 59AB Engine Has Tons of Power. The Car Will Accelerate up a Hill in High Gear!
I'm the Third Owner from New:
Original Owner – 1932 to mid 1960's
Second Owner – mid 60's to 2011
Myself – 2011 to present
It is a Super Original Car that has Always Been Completely Rust Free.
The Original Floor is in Excellent Condition with the Original Paint from 1932.
The Car also Still has the Original Wood Floorboards that are in Excellent Condition.
The original enamel “Ford” emblem and chrome nose piece are both the original from 1932!
The Original V8 Engine got a frost crack in the block in the late 1950's, so the Original Owner had the Engine Replaced at the local Ford Dealership to a 59AB Engine (new replacement NOS engine at the time). This happened at about the 45K mile mark.
In the late 1950's, the Original Owner replaced the Original Convertible Top Material with the one that is Still on the Car to this Day.
It has the Original Chrome Top Irons and Wood Bows. The Original Chrome on the Top Irons is Still in Excellent Condition. Also the Original Wood Top Bows are also in Excellent Condition.
The First Owner also re-upholstered the car at the same time over the original springs (both the main seat and rumble). This is also the upholstery that is still in the car. All of the springs are clearly in great firm condition. (No low spots). The Upholstery is still in Very Good Condition.
The headlights and cowl lights are original with original lenses.
Only the tail lamps are reproduction.
It has the original gauges as well as the original Accessory Dual Temp Gauge.
(Mechanical Oil pressure gauge and temperature gauge were added in the 1950's)
When the second owner bought the car in the 1960's from the original owner, he drove the car until he decided to restore it in the late 1980's. He completed a full mechanical restoration except for the engine.
When he finished the restoration in 1986, he drove it trouble free for a couple thousand miles to (and from) the Western National V8 Ford Meet in Victoria, BC (Next Province Over). The plaque is still on the dash. The Car performed perfectly and trouble free.
He later had the car professionally repainted around 2009. The same original green colour, but repainted the fenders the same green, not the original black.
He continued to the Car only occasionally until his health started to fail in 2011 when I purchased the car. I drove the car just as I got it.
I had the original windshield frame chromed, then replaced the windshield glass, lace, and new one piece bonded rubber seal around the frame.
This past year I decided to pull the Engine and Transmission (even though the car was running and driving great).
After I separated the Transmission from the Engine, I drained all of the gear oil (which was still very clean), I inspected the transmission, and all of the gears were in perfect condition.
The car clearly did have only about 54K miles on it.
Even though the second owner had rebuilt the transmission; and the bearings were still in great condition; I still installed all new bearings, seals, and gaskets.
The clutch pressure plate, disc, throughout, and pinion bearings.
REGARDING THE ENGINE:
This Past Year, I Replaced All New:
intake oil seals
New Aluminum Timing Gear
Checked crankshaft - all mains, journals, and Shell Bearings were in perfect condition.
The Camshaft was also in Perfect condition.
Everything was still like new – clearly the engine had only had about 9K miles on it.
The con-rods were in perfect condition as well as the original standard size pistons.
I replaced the Piston Rings, even though they were in excellent condition and the car wasn't burning any oil.
I Installed new Repro Edelbrock Aluminum Heads.
I Installed a New High Pressure Oil Pump
All new Gaskets
New Red's Headers and New Dual Exhaust (Glass pack mufflers)
(No cuts have ever been made in the frame).
I Restored the Carburettor, Fuel Pump, Starter Motor etc.
I Took the Generator to a local specialist who rebuilt it and upgraded it to 12V.
I converted the car to 12V Negative ground. (I installed New Halogen headlamp Bulbs).
New special radiator hoses from Bob Drake to connect 59AB to original 1932 Radiator.
And of course new fan belt.
Installed New Repro HEI Distributor and Ignition Wires and 0.6 ohms Flamethrower Coil.
I checked the brake shoes, and they were still in excellent condition from being relines in the late 1980's.
Also the front bearings and races were still like new. (Again, being replaced in the late 1980's during the restoration).
The previous owner had also restored the rear axle and the front end back in the 1980's.
I recently had the original 18” wheels powder coated, then installed a new set of 5 Excelsior Racing Tires.
The air cleaner is the original that the first owner chromed in the late 1950's
The original owner chromed a few other items like the bumper braces in the early '50's.
The chrome is still in very condition.
The chrome on the bumpers is still very good. It is either the original from 1932, or was completed in the early 1950's when the braces were done.
The grille is still in excellent original condition as well as the stainless surrounding strips.
My Car is Perfect for Long Distance Rallies!
Shipping to Europe is only 2000 €.
Or Can Ship to Any Other Sea Port.
PRICE REDUCED, MUST SELL: £ 47,500 or near offer.
- 4 April 2020