Deuces wild

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'32 Fords were everywhere at Fall Hershey: the flea market, car corral and show field. They represented nearly every desirable configuration, from coupe (three- and five-window models) to roadster to woodie to truck to Tudor. Many more were posted for sale on signs in swap spaces. If you were in the market for a Deuce, B or V-8, Hershey was the place to be.

I know everyone loves a 1932 Ford, including myself, so I made it a mission to capture every example on camera while I was shopping the swap and talking to owners in the show field. I missed one truck in the swap area, but all the others I encountered are pictured here. I also think you'll find the asking prices sometimes seem a little more realistic than just a couple years ago, too.

This 1932 three-window has been in its current owner's family since the '50s. It sports 23,000 miles and its "maiden voyage" since its restoration was onto the show field Saturday morning.

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The owner of this four-cylinder Model B five-window has owned the car since 1965 and said it has only 31,000 miles. Price: $65,000.

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This builder five-window coupe needed some metal work around the roof and was priced at $26,500. Its seller had a truck load of Deuce parts for sale, too.

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Another five-window Model B, this time with a 44-year-old paint job and a $37,500 price tag. The seller claimed it had never been apart and was unmodified.

All right wind-in-your-face fans, here's a roadster, again a Model B and completely stock. I know it has half the cylinders of a V-8, but it's $54,500 asking price seemed quite reasonable for an all-Henry Deuce roadster.

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If you like a bed on your Deuce, Roy Nacewicz displayed this sharp black pick 'em up in his vending space in the Chocolate Field. It was not advertised for sale.

Of all the 1932 Fords, I only spotted one 1932 Ford Deuce Tudor on the grounds -- this Model B Tudor hiding in the Driver Participation Class of the show field. John Ustazewski of Pennsylvania is the owner of this fine ride.

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Vendors for wood-bodied machines included this sharp Deuce woodie in their display.

Related Resources
Read about Fords in the book Just Fords

Read for historical data and information in the CD "Standard Catalog of Ford, fourth edition

Look up Ford historical data in The Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805-1942

Decode post-flathead Ford casting numbers in Ford OHV V8 Engine Casting Number and Code Guide

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