'32 Ford Deuce: The Official 75th Anniversary Edition / Edition 75
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'32 Ford Deuce: The Official 75th Anniversary Edition / Edition 75

by Tony Thacker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0760317410

ISBN-13: 9780760317419

Pub. Date: 05/15/2007

Publisher: Motorbooks

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760317419
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
10.88(w) x 12.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

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

Index

 

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