1932 Ford V-8 Cabriolet

Summary

The 1932 Ford automobile combines the attractive facelift of the 1931 Model A with the world's first low-priced, cast-in-one-piece V-8 engine. Powered by Henry Ford's latest personal engineering triumph, his "en block", or one piece, V-8 engine, the 1932 Ford outperformed all other popular competitors. The vehicle's improved proportions and styling reflected Edsel Ford's, Henry's son, genius for design.

The 1932 Ford automobile combines the attractive facelift of the 1931 Model A with the world's first low-priced, cast-in-one-piece V-8 engine. Powered by Henry Ford's latest personal engineering triumph, his "en block", or one piece, V-8 engine, the 1932 Ford outperformed all other popular competitors. The vehicle's improved proportions and styling reflected Edsel Ford's, Henry's son, genius for design.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1932

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

65.6.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Given in Memory of Michael Young, Jr.

Material

Metal
Leather
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Black (Color)
Tan (color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.068 in  (Bore)

Length: 3.75 in  (Stroke)

Height: 67 in

Wheelbase: 106 in

Length: 165.5 in

Weight: 2450 lbs

Specifications

Make & Model: 1932 Ford V-8 cabriolet

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Engine: V-8, L-head valves, 221 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 67 inches

Width: 79 inches

Wheelbase: 106 inches

Overall length: 165.5 inches

Weight: 2398

Horsepower: 65 at 3400 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 36.9

Price: $610

Average 1932 wage: $1,141

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 6-1/2 months

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