Building a Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo Ferrari V8

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

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.

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

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.

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

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.

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

The project still has a lot of work left and Alan estimates the car will run under its own power around July 2016.

Custom 1932 Ford with a Twin-turbo 2.9 L Ferrari V8

Source: Rich Evans Designs and Alan Lee via Hoonigan FB post

2 Comments

    • Thanks Ron. I didn’t know of this build. After researching I found out there were two. The original built by Brian Burnett in 1978 and then another Ferrari powered Duece by James Ells in 1987.

      Edit- Moal Coachbuilders has built a few with bullet fronts and Ferrari V12s

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