1932 Ford Roadster, Red POR-15 at SEMA
(All Images/POR-15)

For the 2015 SEMA Show, the folks at specialty coating company POR-15 brought a Ford flathead V8 that was very well-received by show attendees.

So well-received in fact, that they decided to build a car around it.

The result is this brilliant red 1932 Ford Roadster that POR-15 unveiled at the 2017 SEMA show.

After all, what better home for a vintage FoMoCo flathead, than a ’32 Ford hot rod?

POR-15 followed the hotrodder’s playbook on this build, going with a fenderless convertible coupe body, lowered chassis, louvered cowl, and blue-dot taillights.

The build highlighted several of POR-15’s paints and rust coatings as well. We’ll attach a handy reference guide to see what products were used and where.

The Ford flathead V8 got dressed with a pair of Stromberg 97 carburetors, sitting atop an Offenhauser intake. Power is sent through a T5 manual transmission on its way to a Ford banjo-style rear end. A set of AutoMeter gauges and a Hurst shifter accent the interior.

If you want to see more of the build, check out POR-15’s blog.

POR-15 Roadster Products
Here are the POR-15 products used in the build. (Image/POR-15)
1932 Ford Roadster Flathead Engine
The engine that started it all. POR-15 built this engine for the 2015 SEMA show, and it was so popular, the POR-15 gang wanted to give it a good home. (Image/POR-15)
1932 Ford Roadster, Red POR-15 Interior
We’re happy to see a manual transmission here—a modern five-speed to boot!
1932 Ford Roadster, Red POR-15 at SEMA
The Ford hot rod was a prominent feature of POR-15’s 2017 SEMA booth. (Image/POR-15)
1932 Ford Roadster, Red POR-15 Exterior
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Author: Paul Sakalas

Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he's not writing, you'll probably find him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or roof leaks in an old Corvette ragtop. Thanks to a penchant for vintage Honda motorcycles, he spends the rest of his time fiddling with carburetors and cleaning chain lube off his left pant leg.