For sale at auction: Lot #1277 - This 1932 Ford Roadster, "Boydster II," was a winner of the coveted America's Most Beautiful Roadster award in 2003 and was a Great 8 Ridler Memorial Award finalist in 2002. This hand-formed, all-steel bodied masterpiece was fabricated by Marcel Delay and Sons is a Chip Foose designed body, designed during his tenure at the Hotrods by Boyd shop. This is a stunning example of the best talents available and is a breathtaking car. This is one of three all-steel 1932 roadster bodies that were hand-fabricated by Marcel's Custom Metal. Features a custom grille, handmade firewall with a welded-in custom metal dash and one-piece windshield. The fenders and running boards are mounted into the side of the frame rails to allow the car to sit much lower. Much of the craftsmanship was completed with the body in place to allow the suspension to tuck up into the chassis rails. All the stainless brake and fuel lines are run within the frame rails. The rear end is based upon a Corvette independent suspension center section. The factory crossmember was removed and it has custom fabricated mounts. Features include custom control arms and hub carriers by Boyd Coddington, as well as custom fabricated brake brackets and rotors. All suspension is fully plated and polished. The wheels are Boyd Coddington spindle-mount wheels, with no lug nuts and hidden fasteners. The power plant is a 454cid fully polished aluminum ZL1 block, number 12 of a limited run of 211, bored .030 to 460cid from GM Performance Parts. Polished aluminum heads topped with custom billet valve covers. Handmade intake, incorporating a custom fuel injection system and a billet MSD ignition. Cooling features include a custom made 5-row radiator with internal overflow tube, polished billet aluminum water pump and a block-driven stainless fan. The transmission is based upon a Turbo-Hydro transmission, sporting a B&M 2,500 stall speed converter with chrome-plated Lokar shifter. Transmission is fully polished with a handmade finless fluid pan. The dash includes a custom insert and handmade steering wheel atop a painted Ididit steering column. The gauges incorporated into the dash are custom one-offs. The interior was handmade by Paul Atkins and is comprised of Austrian cream aircraft leather, accompanied by Mercedes tan-hued wool carpet. Chosen to reflect its Hot Rod heritage, the piece is finished in custom mixed DuPont Brazilian Rage Red paint. The AMBR trophy replica accompanies the car, as well as several copies of the magazine it was featured in. Judging book is also included. The trophy and judging book have been signed by Chip Foose, Bobby Alloway and George Lange.