Where else but in Detroit, the Motor City, would a 1932 Ford “D Rod” Deuce Roadster be the ambassador for one of America’s largest metropolitan communities? This Deuce Roadster, nicknamed the “D Rod,” not only was the pace car for the NASCAR races at Michigan International Speedway, but it was featured at the Woodward Dream Cruise and the Hot Rod Power Tour, as well as being showcased at conventions, trade shows, sporting events and car shows all across the U.S.
The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau called upon Chrysler, Ford and General Motors to help support building the ’32 Roadster. The actual build was done at Detroit Muscle in Holly, Michigan.
Now Haggle Me.com a Michigan based collector car broker is offering this legendary car for sale. At the time of the build Chrysler donated one of their newest and most desirable crate engines, the 50th anniversary 392 Hemi which was first being shown at SEMA that year. No one else had one. A Dearborn Deuce all-steel roadster body was designed with a fully disappearing convertible top. The body sits on a Lobeck’s Deuce frame equipped with a 9-inch Ford rear end, a Magnum dropped tube axle, and four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes. Read more about the build specs at the ad link above.
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