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Old 02-15-2021, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Original 1932 Standard Coupe up for auction

There is a good original Model B Five Window Coupe up for auction next weekend in Redwood City CA. I hope somebody that will preserve it buys it and keeps it out of hot rodders hands. Jim in San Jose

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Old 02-15-2021, 01:59 PM   #2
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Nice old iron for sure...thanks for posting.
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Oh no looks like one of them dreaded hotrodders has already touched this coupe. 16 inch wire wheels, beauty rings, a red grill insert and that horn under the hood.
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Oh the humanity, those damn hot rodder's had the audacity to paint it green. Someone please save it from... US!
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Isn’t that a model A distributor?
I’m just across the bay from Red Wood City but I’m gonna have to forget about going th the auction.
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Isnít that a model A distributor?
Iím just across the bay from Red Wood City but Iím gonna have to forget about going th the auction.
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That color combo brought these guys to mind instantly...

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There is a good original Model B Five Window Coupe up for auction next weekend in Redwood City CA. I hope somebody that will preserve it buys it and keeps it out of hot rodders hands. Jim in San Jose

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More original than many.
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Old 02-15-2021, 05:35 PM   #11
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More original than many.
I agree with ya Dave 100%.
I have a small issue with some terms like "original" and "restored" being tossed around so freely.
We've all seen the ads "fully restored" only to read more and find out it's 12v, "updated" to hydraulic brakes, etc.
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Probably been in California most of it's life. The black and gold plates were standard issue in 1963. Looks like a nice rust free '32.It's one ugly color combination. Be interesting to see what it sells for in the auction.
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future 32 complete running chassis for sale
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Sad to say, but you might be right.
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I understand it sold for $22k. I don't know if that includes any fees or buyers premiums. Jim in San Jose
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Good Deal! Now chop that top!
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Good Deal! Now chop that top!
Stylistically the car suffers from "length".........How you guys feel removing 3-4 inches of height looks good OR "looks cool!!" is beyond me??? JMO!!!
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My first car was a $50 B standard coupe like this one back in 1955 and I've had three more of them since. I'm with Robert; I like them just as they were built.
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"Go straight to the H.A.M.B. Do not pass 'GO'. Do not collect $200."

In my opinion, chopping the top makes very few cars more attractive; it seems most are done "because I can".
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In my opinion, chopping the top makes very few cars more attractive; it seems most are done "because I can".
Oh, I soooo agree with you. And, if I may add, many are done because they "think" they can. The results show all to often that they couldn't.
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So just to be controversial, I plan to un-chop this UK all its life '32 Victoria body! Picture from before I bought it.
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A big project, but one that will give you great satisfaction in my opinion.
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My Dad always said of "guys" who "CHOP" cars...... that the person who has it done should get the same amount of inches taken of their head!!!!! SO Keith, I'm not sure what that means for you, since you're adding back!!!!

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A '32 Victoria? In this case, I believe an "un-chop" is mandatory.

Were you able to acquire some discarded parts from someone else's chop job? I would think that they would be a big help.
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I have never liked a chopped top on any car nor do I like flames. Call me weird but I also prefer 4 door sedans as opposed to 2 doors and especially convertibles. In the case of this '32 I hope the new owner either keeps it as is or "restores" it as close to original as possible given their resources. That is what my avatar '32 got in the early '70's.
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I have never liked a chopped top on any car nor do I like flames. Call me weird but I also prefer 4 door sedans as opposed to 2 doors and especially convertibles. In the case of this '32 I hope the new owner either keeps it as is or "restores" it as close to original as possible given their resources. That is what my avatar '32 got in the early '70's.
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Thanks Petehoovie. I have a few early pics when my Uncle first got the car. They are rough but I will post one soon. I was 14 years old (63 now) when he brought it home and I remember it to this day. The '32 up for auction in the OP is in better shape than my avatar when my uncle bought it. He paid $500 for it in 1972 with the promise he would keep it "original" to the old man he bought it from. The old man was adamant he wouldn't sell it to a Hotrodder. My Uncle kept his word. No chopped top or Hotrodding. It is not "original" however both my Uncle and my Dad did as little as possible to alter it and get it running and driving.
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Were you able to acquire some discarded parts from someone else's chop job? I would think that they would be a big help.




I managed to acquire some pieces from a 5 window coupe that was chopped albeit sadly not as heavily as the Victoria is. Of great help, I also have the rough remains of another UK all its life RHD car. A sensible person would use the roof off of that and make one good one out of the two - not being sensible I am determined to save that one too!!! This will be my second 'un-chopped' '32 as my cabriolet has been returned to stock height now too!
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I knew I would get you all you Barners riled up! hahaha I have had them both ways. It depends how nice the car is. My five window I am working on is not chopped and probably will never be as long as I own it. It is just to nice a five window. I have owned and chopped a few. If it is your car do with as you will. Nothing lasts forever. Have Fun.
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Old Fords look great just the way they came from the factory. They also look great with factory paint colors and outside trim. Sometimes they just need to be lowered a little and have dual exhaust. If they are original and never been touched from day one, leave them alone as they are only original once and are a study in history..
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The green standard coupe is now on the AACA site for $40,000.
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I wonder how long it will take for the new owner to yank the original running historical engine and install a piece of sheet planned obsolescence 350 under the hood.

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It's also on the HAMB for 40K
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I'm curious why the seller hasn't listed it on this forum in the Swap meet. Also curious why one would buy this car then proceed to "Restomod" or "hotrod" it. Seems like if one wants a toy there are plenty of completely built and ready to roll glass or steel bodied reproductions advertised in Hemmings for more or less the same price. It makes no sense to me why one would pay that much and turn right around and put thousands and thousands more into it.
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Somebody had better want it really bad to throw $40K at it . . . and then tens of thousands more to get it "restored" or "hotrodded" - the money will be spent in some direction and now they'll have $60K or more in it. Now if is was a 3-window, maybe . . .
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I wonder how long it will take for the new owner to yank the original running historical engine and install a piece of sheet planned obsolescence 350 under the hood.

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I've owned and driven a 'sheet-load' of 283s, 327s, and even a half dozen or so 350 pieces of 'sheet', and I've just never quite managed to "obsolete" one of 'em yet during the past 56 years that I've been driving these things, and every last one of them without any kind of mercy shown! They all just seem to keep "giving-back"! DD
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I've owned and driven a 'sheet-load' of 283s, 327s, and even a half dozen or so 350 pieces of 'sheet', and I've just never quite managed to "obsolete" one of 'em yet during the past 56 years that I've been driving these things, and every last one of them without any kind of mercy shown! They all just seem to keep "giving-back"! DD
I currently have one of those with 272,000 on it. NEVER been inside that engine, not once. Quite as the day it was new.
As much as I enjoy these flatheads, um, nowhere near 272,000 is ever going to happen without a number of rebuilds in between.
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For sheets and giggles one of those has been in our 3 window since the early 60's. It's what we inherited.
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One more, taken late this summer. The car sat for 23 years under cover in the garage. I've refrained from posting this car in this forum however I suspect there are many here wth a similar story. If we had the resources we would put it back as close to original as possible.
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I agree totally. Didn't used to but I have come to my senses!
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Caught this one just before it was to be modified and reversed its course.
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Caught this one just before it was to be modified and reversed its course.
Sure wish I could change its course south!! Beautiful car David, those colors are tremendous, especially with the Tacoma Cream wheels!!!!
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My dear friend I got the 33 phaeton and 32 5w body from before he passed away had a saying about chopping a car " That is a lot of work to go through to ruin something".
Amen to that statement. Probably made by Bill Steil.
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Beautiful car DavidG. It just blows me away the beautiful two color paint and pinstriping that was on these "low" priced cars back in 1932.
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Old 03-05-2021, 03:52 PM   #50
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Well, guess I'm looking for trouble, but I love the chopped look on 32-33-34 era bodies! But to me it only looks correct on fenderless Hot Rods. Any body I have every performed major modifications on were already too far gone for a restoration, mostly stripped ex-dirt track bodies. I really respect restorations, but some pieces of metal are too far gone for that. Here are some examples of current pieces I have laying around and I'm working on.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:14 PM   #51
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Well, guess I'm looking for trouble, but I love the chopped look on 32-33-34 era bodies!
I'm kind'a with JSeery on this. In the case of the Vicky, and from MY perverted perspective, these two similarly-equipped Vickys display (to ME) just how pleasing a tastefully-chopped specimen appears, as compared with the boxy, mile-high stocker. Hate me if you like! DD





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Old 03-05-2021, 06:01 PM   #52
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My opinion: on those two examples they are both beautiful. Can't say which I prefer. But I think I would get claustrophobia driving the chopped, so if I was buying a driver I think I would prefer the high roof.
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