Lot #127

1932 Ford Model B Roadster

  • Auction Estimate
  • Sale Type
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
    Model B
  • Style
  • VIN #
  • Mileage
  • Exterior Color
    Washington Blue
  • Interior Color
  • Cylinders
  • Engine Size
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Manual

Price Realized: Passed


This hard to find 1932 Ford Model B roadster is one of the most desirable collectible Fords of its era. Due to the large number of these vehicles that were used to make customs and hot rods, the originals have become exceedingly rare and difficult to find. This example sports a 1960s era restoration and the paint, Washington Blue with black fenders, has not been replaced or touched up since. The paint bears some signs of wear due to the age, but is in very good condition overall with an original hand-painted beige pinstripe. The rumble seat with burgundy leather coachwork is in excellent condition and the interior coachwork is in very good condition, showing some fading on the leather seats. An older black convertible top has no tears or signs of wear aside from fading, however it can be re-dyed by the next owner is so desired. The chrome on the door handles and window surrounds is in excellent condition. Original components include rubber treads on the floorboards, the original, unrestored instrument cluster and steering wheel. The steering wheel is cracked in some places, but overall in good condition. All instruments work and the cowl vent opens and closes freely. The vehicle has an emergency shutoff switch on the floor in the middle of the seat and an electric fuel pump was added. The car has a vintage turn signal indicator for rear tail lamps only. The 3-spd, non-synchronized transmission shifts smoothly with no chatter or vibration. The 18” spoke wire wheels have been refinished in Cream Beige, and it has Ford hub caps and new Firestone 5.50 18” wide white wall tires that complement the color of the vehicle. New wiring was installed at the time of restoration and the vehicle has been updated with hydraulic brakes. This vehicle spent most of its life in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and was sold to a Ford collector in New Jersey in 2007. It is a garage kept, well-cared for example of a quality older restoration and has been driven sparingly.

Consignment Ratings*

  • Engine
    Very Good
  • Body
    Very Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Very Good
  • Tires
    Very Good
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Very Good
  • Electrical
    Very Good
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
    Very Good
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
*The following ratings were provided by the consignor, based on a scale of 'Poor', 'Fair', 'Good', 'Very Good' or 'Excellent'. (Excellent = 100% restored)