This '32 Ford is about as understated as a hot rod can get.
The whole point of a hot rod is to stand out, but not all of these cars have to come in a bright, flashy paint job. If you're looking for a more understated hotrod to enjoy, check out this 1932 Ford five-window highboy that is being sold by Hollywood Motors.
Whoever built this car wanted to stick to the basic recipe that made hotrods so popular in the first place. This Highboy features a Downs fiberglass body features a matte black paint job with subtle pin striping and an exposed engine compartment, while the chrome dog dish hubcaps and white wall tires a classic hotrod look. The painted undercarriage and fully custom black-and-white interior are just as clean as the rest of the car. To help show off its Highboy status, the custom-built chassis from TCI Engineering is painted bright red to contrast the black body and to match the steel wheels and checkerboard firewall.
The coolest part of this '32 Ford is what's in front of that checkerboard firewall. Rather than using a newer Chevy or Ford engine, the builder of this car stuck with an engine that was actually used during the hotrod era, a Ford flathead V8 pulled from a '53 Mercury. Even the engine looks the hotrod part, too, with Offenhauser polished aluminum heads and polished manifolds as well as finned valve covers painted to match the car's red accents.
Gallery: Go Cruising In This 1932 Ford 5-Window Hot Rod
If you want to drive a hot rod that looks just like they did back in the day, then this '32 Ford Highboy is a great choice. Hollywood Motors has it listed for $29,500, but you can click HERE to make an offer.