It is hard to emphasize how rare it is to find a surviving, unrestored race-car from the glory days of dry-lake hotrod racing. This primer-grey example is a documented example with fantastic speed parts intact and a charming contrast orange look for its minimal roll bars and frame rails.
Completely open-wheel and sans hood, this ’32 Ford has was a hero then for its massive speed, and is a hero today for making it six decades intact, unchanged from its pre-1950 state.
The Roadster earned $180,000 at the Gooding Amelia Island auction, which was well below its estimate but likely to appreciate if sold again among connoisseurs of the hotrod genre.
1932 Ford Roadster
Gooding & Co.
Amelia Island 2015
Estimate: $200,000 – $300,000 | Without Reserve
An Original and Unrestored ’32 Ford “Dry Lakes” Roadster
Documented S.C.T.A. and Bonneville Racing History
Equipped with Rarely Seen, High-End, Period Speed Equipment
Retained by Gear Grinder Member Jack Kukura for Almost 60 Years
Offered with Extensive History File, Period Images, Trophies, and Timing Tags
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