Pick of the Day, street rod

The Texas Playboy: Classic 1932 Ford roadster is a top-quality build

The ’32 roadster was built by Brian Bass of ‘Fast N’ Loud’ fame

“There may be other ‘32 Fords out there, but not all cars are created equal,” says the seller of the Pick of the Day, a 1932 Ford custom roadster.

Indeed, this street rod seems like a superb rendition of a classic highboy Deuce, known as the Texas Playboy and good enough to earn a full writeup in the acclaimed Rodder’s Journal, a publication that celebrates 4-wheeled custom artwork.


There are some big names in Texas custom cars behind this roadster, which was designed and built by Brian Bass of Bass Kustom of Dallas; Bass is part of the TV team Fast N’ Loud on Discovery.  The interior was done at Fat Lucky’s in Austin and the engine was done by Eric Carter in Azle, Texas. 

“We could write pages upon pages of all the quality workmanship in the car and even still know we will leave something out,” says the seller, an Arlington, Texas, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.


The ad includes a comprehensive listing of
what all went into this build, which the dealer notes “wasn’t meant to be a
modern-style hot rod but one that pays homage to the style of car
customizations back in the ’50s.”

Under the hood is a custom-built 1957 Chevrolet 283cid V8 fed by triple Strombergs and constructed using a host of specialized parts, which are listed in the ad.  The engine is backed by a 1939 3-speed manual transmission.  How cool is that?

Everything about this car, which started with a steel body by Brookville Roadster, has been done with the expertise and top-drawer ingredients of which most of us can only dream.

“When you start to look at all of the different components that went into this build, it becomes clear how well this car was thought out,” the seller says. “It isn’t a case of just pulling out a catalogue and ordering parts. An obvious effort was made to make every single piece on it something that you could have available in the ’50s.

“It is such a well-designed car and the hours that went into it is something we couldn’t even estimate.”


The asking price is $95,000 for this
beautiful classic roadster, which undoubtedly cost much more to build in parts
and labor. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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