'32 Ford Deuce: The Official 75th Anniversary Edition / Edition 75by Tony Thacker
In 1931, Henry Ford famously announced that his company would produce its first eight-cylinder car, if only because competitors were building four- and six-cylinders. Of course, the reasons were more complex than that, but the “Deuce,” as the 1932 came to be known, was a design and technological milestone that would also become the quintessential hot… See more details below
In 1931, Henry Ford famously announced that his company would produce its first eight-cylinder car, if only because competitors were building four- and six-cylinders. Of course, the reasons were more complex than that, but the “Deuce,” as the 1932 came to be known, was a design and technological milestone that would also become the quintessential hot rod platform.
To mark the Deuce’s 75th anniversary, here is the complete authoritative and illustrated chronicle that examines every facet of every body style of both the V-8 and the four-cylinder Model B: market factors, design, development of the legendary flathead engine, manufacture at the colossal River Rouge, marketing around the globe, overseas specials, and motorsport exploits in Europe and North America.
And, of course, there are the hot rods: “The 75 Most Significant ’32 Ford Hot Rods” as chosen by a blue-ribbon panel assembled by Ford Motor Company and comprising a who’s who of the hot rod community, including author Tony Thacker, a director of the NHRA’s Wally Parks Motorsport Museum. From the pacesetting Doane Spencer roadster to Lil’ Deuce Coupe, the American Graffiti coupe, and the cars of hot rodding icons such as Gray Baskerville, Ray Brown, Pete Chapouris, Boyd Coddington, Pete Eastwood, Vic Edelbrock Sr., Veda Orr, Don Thelen, and other legends too numerous to mention here, each of the 75 cars is celebrated with a concise history and photography both rare and famous. The result is a spectacular historical and visual celebration for vintage-car enthusiasts and hot rodders alike, with 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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