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Ford “Dearborn Deuce” Roadster

Year: 1932|Miles: 848|Ext: Red|Int: Tan|

The 1932 Ford is arguably the most iconic of all traditional American Hot Rods. Cheap and plentiful in the years following WWII, 1932 Ford provided an ideal platform for modification. The pioneers of the hobby embraced the ?Deuce? thanks to its simple yet elegant body design, V8 engine and robust chassis. Since the early days of hot rodding, the 1932 Ford as a concept has morphed into countless shapes and styles, from subdued to radical. Many of the most important and influential hot rods of all time have been based on the ?32 Ford, and builders often turn to it to form the basis of the next trend setter in ?rodding.


RB Collection is very pleased to offer this incredible 1932 Ford ?Dearborn Deuce? roadster, built by Downs Manufacturing of Wyoming, Michigan in 2006. Originally commissioned by an RB Collection client, this car was custom built to an extremely high standard in the Downs workshops using the highest quality components and materials available. The fiberglass body is beautifully constructed with outstanding fit and finish, with a specially-built, louvered three-piece steel hood. The gorgeous red-orange paint is a DuPont shade called Red Hot Meltdown, and presents today in virtually flawless condition. Shaved exterior handles are operated via a Dakota Digital 10 function keyless remote system that operates windows, doors, and the power trunk lid.

Breaking from modern practice, this Ford is properly powered by a Ford V8. In this case, a 351W ?Blue Oval Intimidator? crate engine, fitted with Vintage Air A/C, Holley 4bbl and serpentine drive, making a stout 400 horsepower. The block is painted to match the body, and mated to a fully detailed Ford AOD automatic transmission, which feeds power back through a Ford 9? rear with 3.70 gears and disc brakes.

Pop open the door using the remote power door opener, and you are greeted to a clean and stylish interior. The seats and door panels are trimmed in very high quality Camel-colored leather and beautiful tan carpets are bound in matching material and protected by embossed floor mats. Every component used was of the highest quality, and this car has completed just over 800 miles since its completion. Performance is impressive and it drives beautifully. It remains absolutely fresh, tight and ready for enjoyment.


This car was commissioned by a passionate enthusiast who spared no expense on the components or the build quality and it still presents in virtually new condition. The styling combines the proportions and simplicity of a classic Highboy roadster, with period details such as the round Pontiac tail lights, in combination with modern materials and finishes. Such is the quality of this incredible car that is was selected by Ford Motor Company as the promotional car for the 75th Anniversary of the 1932 Ford, was featured by Dennis Gage on the ?My Classic Car? television show, and featured in Goodguys Magazine. It is an exceptional car that cannot be recreated at this price.

The impressive technical spec includes:

  • Ford Performance 351W with Holley 4-bbl, 400hp
  • March Performance serpentine drive system
  • Polished A/C compressor, Alternator
  • Fully polished Superbell Drop Axle Front end
  • Billet Specialties Vintech Wheels, 15? front, 17? rear
  • Hidden, Remote-operated Eclipse sound system
  • Lokar floor shift and pedal set
  • Ididit Chrome shorty steering
  • Maval Unisteer fully-polished 4-link rear suspension
  • Adjustable Alden coil over shocks


  • Vintage Air A/C System
  • Dakota Digital remote entry system
  • Classic Instruments Gauges
  • Hidden external remote battery-cutoff
  • 4-Wheel Wilwood disc brakes with four-piston calipers
  • Steel hood
  • Billet grille
  • 2 ?? Ceramic coated exhaust, fully custom
  • Stainless windshield frame
  • Fully functional convertible top in Stayfast canvas
  • Fully detailed undercarriage in concours condition