The ’32 Ford is a popular starting point for many hot rod and custom builds because of its timeless design. Alan Lee is planning on setting his three-door coupe apart from everything else that has come before it.
Alan started with a fiberglass 1932 Ford three-window body that was installed on a boxed 1929 Model A frame with help from friend Rich Evans. On that goes a drop axle with coilovers and disc brakes made to look like drums. In the back a rear independent suspension was installed with 15 inch disc brakes.
Powering this little coupe is a 2.9 L Ferrari V8 which is a Tipo F105L (F105L046) from a 1989 Lancia Thema 8.32. This engine is very similar to the one used in the Ferrari 308 and Ferrari Quattrovalvole but it features a cross-plane crank, smaller valves and a different firing order. The V8 is estimated to make 950 horsepower thanks to twin Turbonetics turbochargers and an AEM Infinity ECU.
The project still has a lot of work left and Alan estimates the car will run under its own power around July 2016.