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PRODUCT
A '32 roadster for the new millennium, 0032 is a historically significant Foose vehicle, with the unique distinction of having been customized by Chip not once, but twice!

First brought to life as the yellow Boydster II, a fully fendered roadster designed by Chip while President at Hot Rods by Boyd, the original was named America's Most Beautiful Roadster back in 1996. Its sleek, powerful lines established the "Boyd look" and gained Chip design acclaim. Ultimately, the vehicle found its way into the hands of collector Chuck Svatos, who sought out Chip to restyle the roadster in black. Chip had just opened Foose Design and was pleased to take up Chuck on his offer. He also let him in on an ironic little secret, Chip's original sketches envisioned the Boydster II in black.

While leaving the body lines untouched, Chip focused on new black paint, distressed leather interior and new wheels to further realize his original vision. A new removable top was also designed and constructed. When all was done, the newly named 0032 was again named America's Most Beautiful Roadster, this time for the year 2000.

This story doesn't end after the customization was complete and the awards won. Years later, owner Chuck Svatos returned the vehicle to Chip in exchange for the customization of a '32 Ford 3-window, which ultimately became Lil' Foose Coupe. Chip was able to sell 0032 to the Petersen Museum, allowing him to purchase a building in Huntington Beach, which would become headquarters for Foose Design. 0032 is still owned by the Petersen Museum, located in Los Angeles, and is currently on display.
Owner: Petersen Museum
Vehicle: 1932 Ford Roadster

CHASSIS

Frame / Manufacturer: SAC modified by Larry Sergejeff
Wheelbase: 116"
Rearend / Ratio: Corvette, 3.55:1
Rear Suspension: Independent
Rear Brakes: Wilwood
Rear Shocks: Carrera Coilover
Front Suspension: Independent
Front Brakes: Wilwood
Front Shocks: Carrera Coilover
Master Cylinder: '96 Corvette
Steering: Rack & Pinion Fiat
Front Wheel Make, Size: 15" x 7" Sportstar
Rear Wheel Make, Size: 17" x 9" Sportstar
Front Tire Make, Size: BF Goodrich 205/50/R15
Rear Tire Make, Size: BF Goodrich 255/50/ZR17
Gas Tank: 15 Gallon Aluminum

ENGINE

Make: '96 LT-1 Corvette
Displacement: 350 ci

TRANSMISSION

Make: GM 700 R4
Shifter: Gennie

BODY

Body Style / Material: Chip Foose Original, '32 Ford-based / Steel
Body Manufacturer: Marcel's Custom Metal (Corona, CA)
Body Mods: Sectioned 2", Suicide Doors, Stretched Hood
Hood: Aluminum
Grille: Dan Fink Metalworks
Bodywork: Marcel's Custom Metal (Corona, CA)
Paint type / Color: BASF Glasurit / Black
Headlights / Taillights: Sectioned King Bee w/ PIAA Lens / Custom LED

INTERIOR

Dashboard: Custom - Steel
Insert / Gauges: Custom – Classic Industries
Stereo / Speakers: Pioneer - Orion
Air Conditioning: N/A
Wiring: Pete Morrell
Steering column: Modified GM
Upholsterer: Gabe Lopez
Material / Color: Distressed Leather / "Baseball Glove"
Carpet: Aircraft