1,100-horsepower 1932 roadster hammers away for $100k at Barrett-Jackson

BY Tom Jensen • August 2, 2014

The second non-charity car to hit six figures on Super Saturday at the Second Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson was a 1932 Ford custom roadster set up in drag racing style, much like an old NHRA altered from the mid-1960s.

Power comes from a monstrous 540-cubic-inch Mopar Performance Hemi engine that produces more than 1,100 horsepower. Likewise, the chassis, suspension and brakes have received massive upgrades to cope with the ridiculous amounts of power.

"This car looks very intimidating but it is an easy driving car," the consignor stated. "The engine fires up and idles immediately with no feathering of the throttle. It runs cool and stops on a dime. It is truly a pleasure to drive. This car is fast."

No doubt. And the purchase price of $100,000 plus 10 percent buyer's fee reflects that.

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