1932 FORD FACTORY SHOW CHASSIS - 178610Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #2039 1932 FORD FACTORY SHOW CHASSIShttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178610/178610_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #2039 - Numerous problems with engine casting delayed the release of the new 1932 Ford V8 until March 31, 1932. In an effort to maintain momentum for the new V8, Henry Ford released a small number (est. 20-22) of chassis to be distributed to the large Metro-area Ford Dealer system. They were then rotated among the dealers and were returned to the factory to receive bodies. Why number 18II2592 was never returned is a mystery. What is known is that sometime in the 1960s the chassis was acquired by the Harrah's Collection, where it remained until Harrah's was broken up in the 1980s. It went to a small collection in Florida and was then traded to the McGowen Brothers of Connecticut. Since the mid-'90s, it had been on display at the National Ford V8 Convention, the 75th 1932 V8 Ford Anniversary in Los Angeles and in a special 1932 Ford tribute display at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
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