Coddington-Built 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
- Chassis: 18120690
- 17k Miles Shown
- 5.7-liter V8
- Four-Speed Manual Transmission
- Dark Cherry Paint
- Tan Fabric Upholstery
- Body Coddington Center-Lock Wheels
- C4 Corvette Suspension & Brakes
- Fuel Safe Fuel Cell
- Air Conditioning
- Hurst Shifter
- Lecarra Steering Wheel
- Custom Audio System
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This 1932 Ford 3-Window coupe was built by Hot Rods by Boyd in the late-1980s and was purchased by the current owner in 1992. The car is finished in Dark Cherry over tan upholstery and is powered by a 5.7-liter General Motors L98 V8 paired with a T10 four-speed manual transmission. Additional equipment includes center-lock Body Coddington wheels, C4 Chevrolet Corvette running gear, a Fuel Safe fuel cell, air conditioning, a Hurst shifter, a Lecarra steering wheel, and a custom audio system. An inspection and a compression test were performed in anticipation of the sale. This modified Ford coupe is now offered on dealer consignment with recent service records, literature, and a clean Oregon title.
The steel body was modified at Hot Rods by Boyd in the late-1980s and finished in “Boyd’s Red.” It subsequently underwent a color change to Dark Cherry and features chrome spreader bars and chrome headlight buckets with halogen lamps and integrated turn signals. The taillights are flush-fit, and the trunk and rear-hinged doors open with electric poppers.
Center-lock 14″ and 15″ Boyd Coddington wheels are wrapped in 185/70 front and 235/70 rear General Altimax RT tires. The suspension and four-wheel disc brakes were reportedly sourced from a C4 Chevrolet Corvette.
The cabin features tan fabric bucket seats along with a matching headliner, door panels, and carpeting. Additional equipment includes a Hurst shifter with a leather shift boot, air conditioning, a four-spoke Lecarra steering wheel, a tilt steering column, and a custom audio system with Polk speakers. The air conditioning system was overhauled in August 2021.
VDO instrumentation includes an 80-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and readouts for fuel level, oil pressure, voltage, and coolant temperature. The six-digit odometer shows just over 17k miles.
The 5.7-liter GM V8 is equipped with Tuned Port Injection as well as aluminum cylinder heads. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a T10 four-speed manual transmission. An inspection and a compression test were performed in anticipation of the sale.
The truck is fitted with a Fuel Safe fuel cell and a fire extinguisher.
A handful of photos from the build process are also available in the gallery.
The car was featured on the August 1989 cover of Street Rodder magazine in it’s previous color combination.