1932 FORD V8 RUMBLE SEAT ROADSTER, MODEL 18
- 1932 was the first year for the V8 engine at Ford Motor Company.
- The model 18 was the first low-priced , mass marketed car to have a V8 engine, an important milestone in American automotive industry. The four cylinder cars were called a Model B.
- The V8 was produced at an additional cost of 50 million dollars and became the longest lived engine at Ford. It was virtually unchanged until the early 1950s.
- Chip Cofer drove it on the first "Great American Race" in 1983 from Los Angeles to Indianapolis, Indiana.
- The engine has 221 cubic inches and produces 65 horsepower.
- This is body type 40 known as a Rumble Seat Roadster. There were 8,179 built.
- It rides on a 105 inch wheelbase and weighs 2875 pounds.
- Price when new: 650.00
- This car was featured in the movie "Lawless" in 2012.