Welcome to the latest installment of 2sday, where each Tuesday I find an interesting automobile produced in the weeks model year. Then I challenge the Oppo community to find other interesting vehicles from that era. Bonus points to for sale listings (i.e. eBay, Craigslist, Hemmings, etc.).

This week we look back on 1932. I expect for sale listings to become more prevalent as the automobile during this time became more mainstream. This is also past when Henry Ford perfected the assembly line and the creation of cheap automobiles for the time.

So it should come as no surprise that this week the car I am profiling is the 1932 Ford. The 1932 Ford has become symbolic of the hot rodding community as during the 1940s and 1950s, these Fords were incredibly cheap and easy to work on.

The 1932 Ford, known as the Model B, came in two main derivatives, the base Model B and the Model 18. These two derivatives came in every body style that could be thought of for a car at this time, a 2 door convertible, 2 or 4 door sedan, a 2 door coupe, a phaeton (a car without weather protection, not to be confused with a VW), a wagon, and a pickup truck (Model BB).


The Model 18 is particularly interesting as it was the first vehicle with a V8 aimed to be massed produced for the average consumer. The Model 18's engine was 3.6 Liter Flat-plane V8 producing a full 65 horsepower (and you thought 1970s Lincolns were bad).

Likewise the introduction of the Model 18 saw the first V8 pickup truck made for the average consumer as well as what could arguably be described as the first Jalop car, a brown station wagon with a V8 engine.


Fun Fact: Even though European cars are associated with being smaller for fitting on the tight roads of European cities, European production Model B's were actually larger than there American counterparts.


(This is not an image of a European Model)

So Opponauts, what other fine automobiles can you find made in 1932?

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