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The World’s Most Iconic 1932 Ford Hot Rod Is Up For Sale This Month

The World’s Most Iconic 1932 Ford Hot Rod Is Up For Sale This Month

In 1963, the cover of Hot Rod magazine featured a photo of this chopped, dropped, 1932 Ford roadster with flames on the side, souped V8, and aluminum fuel tank up front created a Marilyn Monroe in a white dress moment in automotive history. It became the textbook example of what a hot rod, in particular a ’32 Ford, is supposed to be. 

McMullen daily drove this car and enjoyed pushing it to its limits. In 1964, he entered the Deuce in speed trials at El Mirage and ran a top speed of 167 miles per hour, earning the title of the fastest street rod. McMullen continuously tinkered with this car while using it as his daily-driver throughout the 1960s while appearing magazine and record album covers. But after a decade in the spotlight, he sold it in 1970 for a mere $5,000.

At the time, he needed the money for his business, and that year was the peak of the horsepower wars with Detroit cranking out factory big-block hot rods that made the ’32 Roadster tired by comparison. McMullen stated in past interviews that selling this car was one of his biggest mistakes in life.

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