Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Russo and Steele Collector Autos

Offered for Auction sale at Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona January 19th-23rd, 2011.

This Ford High-Boy was built by the legendary street rod builder, Jack Shepard, and designed by New Jersey’s Bobby Marotta. This 32 Ford Hi-Boy has won numerous awards including: Boyd Coddington Pros Pick at Columbus Ohio; Shades of the Past Top 25 Award at Pieogin Forge, Tennessee; Street Rodder Top 10 Award Good Guys at Rhine Beck, N.Y; Grand National Roadster Show (3rd Place) and Hottest Hot Rod, Good Guys Award at Scottsdale, AZ.

The body of this car is a Rats Glass body, which has received numerous modifications. All door corners and trunk corners were rounded. The body has been modified by channeling it from 2” to 0”. The nose was custom fabricated in steel. It has been stretched 4”, pinched 3” and dropped 3” at the triple chrome plated Jim Rench grille. The trunk lid is power operated with a polished Billet Hinge. This car is equipped with suicide doors with shaved door handles, power windows, power door lock actuators and remote key-less entry. This awesome 32 Ford also has a power license plate that raises and lowers and external battery connectors.

The flawless exterior finish is hot in Dupont Spectrum Orange two-stage paint system and custom pin-striped with variegated gold leaf by “Brodie”. The chassis is a Bobby Alloway creation which has been stretched 4” and molded to the body with no groove. All chassis welds were ground smooth and flawlessly finished with the Dupont Spectrum Orange paint. All electrical wiring and hydraulic brake lines have been routed within the chassis for a clean sleek look. The front suspension is a complete Heidts polished unit and the rear suspension is a 4 bar set up with coil overs. Budnick wheels with B.F. Goodrich G-force radial tires are on all four corners.

The drive train consists of a balanced and blue printed David Cooper Built 468 cubic inch engine. The engine is equipped with 10.5:1 compression dome pistons, high performance rods, steel crank, roller timing train, polished aluminum Edelbrock RPM dual quad intake with two polished 600 CFM carburetors mounted on top. Engine cooling is controlled by a Steve Long radiator and custom painted steel fan shroud. This incredible big block engine breathes through a set of jet coated headers and a complete custom jet coated dual exhaust system. Six hundred horsepower is transferred through a center force clutch to a Richmond 6 speed transmission. A scatter shield which is all finished in the same Dupont Spectrum Orange paint is in place for obvious safety reasons. The rear differential is a Winters polished quick change, spinning a set of 3.73 or 4.88 gears. The braking system consists of Wilwood 4 wheel disc brakes. All braking components have been polished.

The leather interior is a genuine Paul Atkins creation with reclining bucket seats. The interior also has a custom waterfall console. An Ididit tilt steering column is fitted with a polished billet and leather steering wheel. The 32 dash has been widened and outfitted with a set of white face gauges mounted in a polished billet face plate. The audio system consists of a Kenwood unit mounted in the trunk with a twelve-disk CD changer. All glass is custom fabricated and tinted. This 1932 Ford High Boy is a proven National show winner. Absolutely no expense was spared in the fabrication of arguably the best 32 Ford in the country.

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