1932 Ford Deluxe Phaeton Hotrod
Built by Matt Reynolds of Cincy Street Rods in 2005
Used as Jim Busby’s & Dick Munz’s Bonneville Speed Week chase car
Muntz purchased car to add to his RVM Collection in Madison, Wisconsin
Driven from Cincinnati to Bonneville Speed Week 3 times 2005, 2006, 2008
Rare “Phaeton” body style; this is one of 923 Deluxe Phaetons made in 1932
Original ’32 Ford frame on a Wescott fiberglass body
Crate GM 350 CID V-8 (330hp) engine with golden Oldsmobile Rocket valve covers and a ’37 Ford Truck hubcap air cleaner housing
Turbo Hydramatic 350 three-speed automatic transmission and Ford nine-inch rear differential
1959 Corvette steering box, vintage “Bell” steering wheel
Snap-on rear tonneau cover
Instrument panel and firewall signed by famous street rodders: Including Tex Smith and Pete Chapouris of Pete & Jakes Hot Rods
Featured in “Hop Up” magazine, Hemmings Motors News, and Barry Meguire’s “Car Crazy” show
The 1932 Ford is the epitome of “hotrod,” and we have had more than a few through our shop here at MotoeXotica Classic Cars but none quite like this ’32 Deluxe Phaeton Hotrod. Built by Matt Reynolds of Cincy Street Rods in 2005 and used as Jim Busby’s & Dick Munz’s Bonneville Speed Week chase car!
Matt Reynolds of Cincy Street Rods in Cincinnati, Ohio originally built this hotrod for his personal use. Reynolds drove it from Cincinnati to Bonneville Speed Week in 2005, 2006, and 2008. On his last trip he sold to Jim Busby and Dick Munz’s for their Bonneville Speed Week chase car for their record holding ’32 Ford which went 207mph! Munz then added it to his large RVM Classics Collection in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Westcott Fiberglass body is finished in a workaday matte brown, the car’s paint and minimal trim are in overall very good order and have stayed true to Reynolds original design. The movable windshield is in good shape while the car’s lights are in very good order. The headlamps, within elongated, bullet-like housings flanking the hood, are attractive.
Overall the car’s bodywork is solid and straight. It sits on a original ’32 Ford frame that has been fully boxed and a American Stamping x-member and Model A front crossmember. It was then dropped 4-inches by a Chassis Engineering I-Beam axle with reversed-eye Posies transverse leaf springs. The car has no roof or side window glass and the passenger-side rear bumper guard is missing but there is a snap-on rear tonneau cover for the space behind the driver and passenger. This car rolls on 16-inch Ford steel wheel with spun aluminum racing discs surrounded by Excelsior bias-ply tires, 5.00-5.25-16 in front, and Firestone bias-play tires, 7.50-16 in rear.
Under that vee’d nose is a crate GM 350 CID V-8 with a Edelbrock 650cfm four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, golden Oldsmobile Rocket “shorted to Mobile Rocket” valve covers and a 1937 Ford truck hubcap air cleaner housing. Buttoned to that is a Turbo Hydramatic 350 three-speed automatic transmission and a Ford nine-inch rear differential. Both front and rear axles have Speedway Hollow anti-roll bars. Stopping this Ford are hydraulic drum brakes from a ’40 Ford.
Inside, the car has 1959 Corvette steering, a vintage “Bell” steering wheel but the horn is inoperable. The firewall and instrument panel, with its full array of vintage gauges and only two modern style hidden gauges that were need to run at Bonneville. Many famous hotrodders autographed the dashboard and firewall including: Hot Rod Hall of Fame member Tex Smith and Pete Chapouris to name a few, it is also peppered with stickers denoting various races the car competed in. The fabric-covered bench seat is in satisfactory order, while the aforementioned steering wheel looks good.
This car was featured in the center spread of issue nine of Hop-Up Magazine, Hemmings Motor News, and Car Crazy with Barry Meguire. If you’d like to own an A-bucket with a lot of history behind it, visit us today at MotoeXotica Classic Cars.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 23,924 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt Arizona title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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Originally listed on April 21, 2018. Older listings are displayed for reference and probably will not be available.
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States