By 1931 sales of the aging Model A were plummeting. Ford knew that they needed a modern design to revitalize the company. Working around the clock they designed and built the first economical V-8. The first of what was to become the "Deuce" models rolled off the line in April of 1932. The Sedan Delivery truck was only produced for the last two months of the year and only 402 were built making it one of the rarest Fords of all time.
Ford built deliveries by converting Tudor sedans with the quarter window glass replaced with a steel panel and a large rear door installed with a drip rail added above the door. A distinctive inward-curved real bumper was added, allowing easy access to the cargo area without having to reach over the bumper. Due to their use as commercial vehicles not many of the original production have survived.
ACM's 1932 Sedan Delivery is a later conversion of an all-steel 1932 Tudor sedan body by Dan's Rod and Custom in Hancock, Michigan who are well-known for their award winning Deuce Delivery conversions. The mechanical and finishing work was completed by the car's owner John Stimac, owner of Hot Rod Shop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The car is powered by a 1953 Mercury 286 CID Flat Head V8 featuring all new Ross pistons, MSD Ignition, Headers with Professional dual exhaust system, Offy heads/intake, 500CFM Carburetor, with a ceramic sealed cooling system. The transmission is a 1939 Ford 3 speed manual completely rebuilt with NOS bearings. The body is all Henry steel with NOS 1932 door handles, original Grille insert.
The car has been featured in Rod and Custom Magazine, June 2009, CarTech's America's Coolest Rides StationWagons and has won many awards including 2011 Goodguys Pacific NW Best Commercial entry.
The car was generously donated to America's Car Museum by Gerald Greenfield of Lake Tapps, Washington.
-Rod and Custom Magazine, June 2009
-CarTech's America's Coolest Rides~ Station Wagons
-Mr. Gerald Greenfield