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Ford Hi-Boy 1932 Roadster


Ford Hi-Boy 1932 Roadster

The term 'hot rod', to many people involved with such cars, can mean only one car: the 1932 Ford roadster. These cars have been the backbone of the rodding scene for over 60 years, the trend for them beginning as early as the late 1930s. Back then, young guys were picking them up very cheaply, stripping everything but the essentials off of them, then racing their cars on the street or, in the case of Southern California where the movement began, on the dry lake beds which were both flat and vast. While the hot-rod movement has grown to incorporate all manner of cars, the 1932 roadster remains. This one is typical of the cars built in the 1960s, with split wishbone front radius arms, a beam front axle, live axle rear and a small-block up front, though in this case it's Ford. Period touches include the wide steel rims and fenderless body which saved weight.

Ford Hi-Boy 1932 Roadster Specifications

Top speed:120 mph (192 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.0 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:302 ci (4,948 cc)
Transmission:3-speed manual
Max power:250 bhp (186 kW) @ 4,500 rpm
Max torque:275 lb ft (372 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm
Weight:2,250 lb (1,022 kg)
Economy:15 mpg (5.3 km/I)
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