The 1932 Ford was a blanket term under which three models were produced, namely the Model B, Model 18, and Model 46. These three models were the successor of Ford’s popular Model A. The 1932 Ford ran for three short years, but was produced in a vast array of body styles including roadster, phaeton, coupe, sedan, cabriolet, and pickup. This is a 1934 Ford Model B Pickup from Florida. Originally slated to have done 75,000 miles, it has undergone a restoration that included a rebuild on the numbers-matching motor and transmission, with reportedly only a few thousand miles having passed since. If you’re looking for a classic Thirties Ford, here’s a fine example to consider. It’s reported to have been always garaged and covered too, with a car cover included in the sale.
Thirties design featured iconic cues such as external headlamps in pods, running boards down the sides and upright passenger cabins. This 1934 Ford Model B Pickup proudly showcases its styling having been repainted in Bavarian Grey, with beige-yellow wire wheels and silver centers. The running boards are in black, and the passenger side one hosts the spare tire as well. The pickup bed has seen the recent installation of wood panels for a period-correct look. The interior features a black bench seat for the occupants who face a body-colored dash. A large, four-spoked steering wheel, chromed gear lever and interestingly-shaped pedals are in great nick, and the interior is reported to have been reupholstered during the restoration. Minimal gauges and switchgear are a hallmark of earlier cars when less was more.
The 1932 Ford introduced the V8 engine and in fact, the Model 18 was the first low-priced, mass-market car with a V8 engine. The Model B did not come with such a powerplant, relying instead on a 50hp 201ci (3.3L) L-head in-line four cylinder engine to power the rear wheels via a three-speed, sliding-mesh manual transmission. As mentioned, this car features its original, numbers-matching motor and transmission that have been rebuilt. It’s got a down-draft intake manifold, electronic ignition with Mallory distributor, negative ground, and replaced fuel pump. Hydraulic brakes are on hand to ensure steady stopping power.