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Ken & Kathy Maher
1932 Deuce Coupe

The 1932 Deuce Coupe was revolutionary in that it was the first time a V8 engine was introduced.  Rumor has it that Clyde Barrow from Bonnie & Clyde fame, wrote a letter to Henry Ford in 1934 thanking him for doing so and extolling the virtues of Ford V8s as getaway cars. 

 

This Deuce Coupe is all fiberglass powered by a special build 383 with twin 4 barrels.  Horsepower and torque are 475 and 500, respectively.  It’s mated to a Turbo 400 with 4:11 gears.

 

I was never a street rod guy, but the first time I laid my eyes on a ’32 Deuce, I knew I had to have one.  I completely rebuilt this in 2009 and it’s always a head-turner. The only sound better than the exhaust is listening to who else, but The Beach Boys. I do get around!