1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe Highboy Hot Rod

CAR: 1932

BODY: 5 Window Coupe Silver


MECHANICAL: Flat Head V8 5 Speed Manual




PRICE: $125,000


1932 FORD 5 Window Coupe

  • Designed/owned by Ray Drea, retired VP of Styling at Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
  • Built by Darrell Davis/ Jim Weimer Rod Garage, Completed in 2009
  • 5,000 miles
  • Build ledger and receipts
  • Original steel body chopped 4”, hand-formed steel rear roll pan
  • Stainless steel/engine-turned firewall
  • Flat head V8/ original 1946-1948 59-A block, 150 H.P.
  • Built by flathead expert Gordy Teschendorf, intake built and dyno’d by Jere Jobe/Vintage Carburetion technologies
    • 125 over-stock bore
    • Ross 3 ring pistons
    • 4” crank, .010 Rods, .010 mains
    • Truck water pumps
    • Full-flow oil system
    • Balanced and ported
    • Manley stainless valves- 1.50 diameter
    • Johnson adjustable tappets
    • Flywheel lightened 10 lbs.
    • Truck 2-piece oil pan
    • Electronic ignition
    • Electric fuel pump
  • 5 speed S-10 manual transmission
    • Hydraulic clutch
  • Halibrand quick change V/8 rear end, with helical gears
  • Walker radiator
  • SoCal/Wilwood hidden disc brakes in ‘40 Buick style drums, Ford drum brakes in the Buickrear
  • Deuce Factory stainless steel dropped I-beam front axle, 1 of 7 ever made, and added holes
  • Ray Drea designed stainless steel cast headlight/shock perch, skull shift knob, radiator grill plug skull
  • Handmade stainless steel headers, ceramic coated inside
  • Hand-carved flames into slicks by Ray
  • Extra set of rear wheels with driving tires
  • Much stainless and aluminum hardware is used throughout
  • Interior- Black aniline leather from Ford supplier, same used on 2008 LTD Harley-Davidson Ford Truck
  • Interior by Carl Kasper
  • SoCal adjustable 1932 seat
  • Power windows, 1934 windshield hand crank
  • Tinted glass
  • ‘50 Merc emergency brake from Gene Winfield
  • Paint- Harley Davidson 100th anniversary sterling silver, leafing aluminum
  • Painted ghost flames, Marilyn Monroe pin-up, and pinstriping by Ray Drea
  • Ceramic clear coat on polished aluminum heads, intake, and wheels for low maintenance


Inspired by the Movie American Graffiti as a kid seeing its ‘32 ford Coupe, Ray Drea, now retired V.P of Harley-Davidson Styling, designed, then set out to have a 1932 custom-built with many of the components featured on some of the most iconic vintage hotrods.

Low maintenance and dependability were paramount, with the intention to drive it to work most summer days in Milwaukee. The balanced and ported flathead motor runs like a dream. The manual 5-speed allows the car to cruise down the freeway with ease. Many of the components are stainless, aluminum, or chromed for ease of cleaning. Good friend Lil’ John Butera provided expertise for a more comfortable ride- integrated weight in frame rail chambers. The car’s design stage took place while Ray was also designing the 100th anniversary Harley-Davidson bikes and Ford/ Harley-Davidson truck alliance. The paint used is the PPG special formulated 100th-anniversary leafing aluminum silver used on the limited edition bikes. The interior’s Black leather was sourced from the supplier that provided this same supple leather used on the co-branded Harley-Davidson anniversary Ford trucks.

Ray has designed many of the most iconic Harley-Davidson logos to date. He also was the design lead of the anniversary bikes for the 95th,100th, 105th, 110th, and 115th. Many CVOs, and other models, starting with the 1995 Bad Boy.

This hotrod represents a culmination of many years of his experience as a designer, enthusiast, and artist, with gas running through his veins, delivering an emotional, visceral experience of a quintessential hotrod!

Ray currently lives in Milwaukee, creating and selling his fine art around the world.

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