'32 Ford Deuce: The Official 75th Anniversary Edition / Edition 75by Tony Thacker
Pub. Date: 05/15/2007
In 1931, Henry Ford famously announced that his company would produce an eight-cylinder car, if only because its competitors were building fours and sixes. The result, introduced in 1932, was Ford Motor Company’s first V8-powered car. The “Deuce” was a design and technological milestone that would become the quintessential hot rod platform.… See more details below
In 1931, Henry Ford famously announced that his company would produce an eight-cylinder car, if only because its competitors were building fours and sixes. The result, introduced in 1932, was Ford Motor Company’s first V8-powered car. The “Deuce” was a design and technological milestone that would become the quintessential hot rod platform.
Arriving just in time for the Deuce’s 75th anniversary, this is the story of that ’32 Ford. A complete authoritative and illustrated history published with the Ford Company’s cooperation, this book looks at every facet of the Deuce’s story: factors leading to its design, how it was manufactured and sold, the development of the now-legendary flathead engine, and motorsport exploits around the globe. And, of course, there are the hot rods: the 75 most influential ’32-based hot rods as chosen by a who’s who of the hot rod community. From the pacesetting Doane Spence roadster to Chili Catallo’s Lil’ Deuce Coupe, the American Graffiti coupe, and the cars of such hot rodding legends as Gray Baskerville, Ray Brown, Boyd Coddington, the Jackman Brothers, Ak Miller, and Veda Orr—each of the 75 vehicles gets its own two-page spread, with rare and famous photographs and detailed descriptions of the car’s builder, owner, history, mechanics, and design.
This spectacular book, for vintage-car enthusiasts and hot rodders alike, also includes a foreword by Edsel B. Ford II, grandson of the Deuce’s principle stylist.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Remarkable, Intuitive, Simple
by Edsel B. Ford II
Introduction Chevy Beats Ford
Chapter 1 An Eight or a Four?
Chapter 2 “Make an Eight,” Says Ford
Chapter 3 A Production Man’s Dream Come True
Chapter 4 Driving Means Buying
Chapter 5 They Are in No Way a Sudden Development
Chapter 6 Worldwide Production
Chapter 7 The European Specials
Chapter 8 The Greatest Thrill in Motoring: Prewar
Chapter 9 The Same Thrill: Postwar
Chapter 10 The 75: The Most Significant ’32 Ford Hot Rods
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