1932 Ford Roadster "32 Zephyr Hot Rod"

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Stock #
Engine Size
Oldsmobile 371 CI J2
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
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Stock #
Engine Size
Oldsmobile 371 CI J2
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual


Pebble Beach Ford Feature Car, 2x ISCA Winner, Chip Foose Rendered, $270k+ Inv

1932 Ford Roadster "32 Zephyr Hot Rod"

VIN: AAB5046477

This is an Original Henry Ford Steel '32 Ford Roadster, built to emulate the "what if" Edsel Ford had control of the company and wanted to build himself a Hot Rod. The initial Design and Rendering was done by Chip Foose (Rendering was done in silver/black and had fenders, and looked too elegant for the builders overall goal, and was scaled back to more of a hot rod look) GIS Automotive in PA commissioned the build from start to finish. Absolutely no expense was spared in this build, with the overall build cost exceeding $270k. Listed below is the build information, some of this Roadsters accomplishments, and background history on the entire build.

This 1932 Ford attended Pebble Beach with Ford Motor Company. It was personally invited by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford III. Pebble Beach Concours De'Elegance Lanyard / Ribbon included in the purchase.

Won 2011 & 2012 ISCA Car Shows, Won Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year 2011, Won 1012 Detroit Autorama.

Spent 1 Month in the Peterson Museum for the 80th Anniversary of the '32 Ford. (Only 1 of 10 1932 Fords picked to have the honor of being displayed)

Under both sides of the hood, and the glove box, it has been signed by many car people. Chip Foose (who also did the rendering under the hood), Henry Ford III, Dave Kindig, Barry Meguire, George Barris, Gene Winfield, and more.

Winter Time Painting shown in the photos was done by Ken Eberts, done behind the Ford Mansion in Dearborn, MI (You can still buy prints for $475, and the builder is willing to sell his original copy for $7,500)


Brand New SoCal Chassis designed by Pete Shaporris (Owner of SoCal Speed Shop in Pomona, CA)

1957 Oldsmobile J2 371ci V8 Engine

- Rare Polished Aluminum Lacy Morse Cylinder Heads

- Engine Completely Rebuilt ($27,000 rebuild including Carbs & Heads)

- Punched .010 Over

- Solid Lifters

- Roller Cam

- Not one penny spared on engine build

- Repeatedly won best engine at Detroit Autorama

- Period Correct Intake Manifold

- Stramburg 6 Pack Carburetor Setup

One Off Custom Exhaust Manifolds and One Piece Polished Stainless Motor Mount done by a Custom Fabricator in PA

Magnito Alternator Mounted Inside the Water Pump Pulley

Custom Billet Aluminum Artillery Wheels done by The WheelSmith (Done in Aluminum to Avoid any Seams)

Wilwood Brakes (Covered in Buick Finned Drums)

Custom Handmade Grille by Grille Art (Stainless Steel)

Painted a Custom Mix of the Ford Color "Washington Blue"

New Winters Rear End w/ 3.40 Gear

Brand New T5 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Original Lincoln Zephyr Dash modified to fit.

Lincoln Zephyr Steering Wheel Scaled down from 17" to 15" "Burgundy Translucent"

Lincoln Zephyr Tail Lights

Lincoln Zephyr Door Buttons (Non-Operative)

Original Lincoln Zephyr Seat modified to fit (Covered in Oxblood Bentley Leather) (Lincoln Tag Shows the Date the build was Finished)

HandMade Lincoln Zephyr Emblems done by Motorhead Jewelry

Carpet is German Square Weave

Classic Instruments Gauge Package (1 Off Gauges made to resemble the Lincoln Zephyr Gauges)

600 Watt, 4-Speaker Stereo System w/ Subwoofer

*Titled as a 1932

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Oldsmobile J2 371ci V8

- Year: 1957

- Serial # 580

- Rare Polished Aluminum Lacy Morse Cylinder Heads

- Engine Completely Rebuilt

- Punched .010 Over

- Solid Lifters

- Roller Cam

- Repeatedly Won Best Engine At Detroit Autorama

- Period Correct Intake Manifold

- Stromburg 6 Pack Carburetor Setup

- Outer 4 Carbs Are Blocked Off Using Block Off Plates

5 Speed Manual Transmission

Borg Warner T5

Trans # 03 – 52 – 065 - 916

Custom Handmade Grille By Grille Art (Stainless Steel)

Painted A Custom Mix Of Washington Blue (Ford Color)

New Winters Rear End W/ 3.40 Gear

Front Suspension: Leaf Spring

Rear Suspension: Leaf Spring

- Original Torque Tube Rear End Converted To Driveshaft.

- Ratio: 3.75:1 Approximately

- Open Differential


Front - Disc

Rear - Drum


Dual Exhaust

Glasspack Style

Wheels and Tires

Front Wheels: Billet Aluminum 16”

Rear Wheels: Billet Aluminum 16”

Front Tires: 6.00 - 16

Rear Tires: 6.00 - 16


- Cross Bar in Good Condition

- Tank in Amazing Shape

- Lines Ran Nicely

- Swing Arms Polished Nicely

- Drive Shaft Painted Nicely

- Floors look Great

- Cross Members are Nice

- Bell Housing looks Good

- Custom Motor Mount


- Custom Grille Fits Nicely

- Custom Stainless in Good Shape

- Hand Made Emblems

- Head Lights look Great

- Custom Valve Covers

- Custom Exhaust Manifolds

- Paint is Phenomenal

- Doors Operate Nicely

- Door Jams are Clean

- Stainless looks Good

- Zephyr Stainless

- Zephyr Cap

- Rumble Seat in Great Shape

- Stereo


- Door Panel looks Great

- Door Jams are Amazing

- Custom Gauges

- Carpet is Clean

- 5 Speed Shifter

- Custom Steering Wheel in Great Shape

- Zephyr Upholstery looks Incredible

- Dash Pad in Good Shape

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