We've built more than a few 32 roadsters since we kicked our
doors open for business, but this understated beauty may be the most elegant
yet. But don't let appearances fool you. Hiding inside this velvet glove
is an iron fist... in the form of a fuel injected, 427 cubic-inch, Roush
V8 that pumps out 550 h.p. and 525 ft.lbs of torque at the flywheel.
Starting with a pair of frame rails recovered from an original
'32, we repaired them and incorporated them into a modified Deuce Steel
frame configuration (everything except the upswept front rails). To that
was added a Hot Rods & Horsepower "Dearborn Deuce" convertible
body. Throw in front and rear independent suspensions from Kugel Komponents
and some classic rollers from Wheel Vintiques, and you have yourself one
A 16-gallon Vintique gas tank helps extend the range between
fuel stops, helped along with the 5-speed manual Tremec transmission.
The neat thing about the Dearborne Deuce roadster is the fold-away
convertible top which can be quickly raised to keep out the rain or protect
your significant others Perm.
The deep Maroon paint from PPG and the simple red pinstriping
along the upper reveal lines give the roadster a touch of refinement and
class. You can let your hair down or throw on the the tux and neither would
seem out of place in this car.
Yes, that is an extra set of pipes peeking out in front of
the rear wheels. Hit the cut-outs and hear them roar.