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The 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster is something very special and all-American.

Hot rods are an American automotive tradition. They can be traced back to Southern California in the late 1930s. It was then when people began to highly modify their cars for outright speed. Some were even used by Bootleggers to outrun the authorities. Once World War II ended and American GIs returned home, the hot rod scene erupted again. Those GIs had some money to spend and mechanical knowledge gained from their military service.

And perhaps the most recognizable hot rod of that era and certainly one of the most iconic today is the 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster. It may seem crude to some, but this old Ford is truly a work of historic art.

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