These days, we’re enticed to buy all sorts of cool Blue Oval auction offerings on a daily basis, and in that regard, there are a lot of amazing rides up for grabs right now as part of the George Foreman Collection sale hosted by Hagerty. As one might have guessed, this auction consists of a host of rides owned by Olympic gold medalist, two-time heavyweight champ, car collector, and purveyor of the “George Foreman Grill” – George Foreman himself, and includes a super-low-mile 1995 Saleen Mustang, a barely used 2005 Ford GT, a very nice 1941 Ford De Luxe Coupe, and a rare 1931 Model A400. For those that like the early days of Blue Oval rides, there’s also this very cool 1932 Ford Model 18, which is up for grabs as part of the former boxer’s collection, too.
This 1932 Ford Model 18 is a rather intriguing piece of Blue Oval history as well, given the fact that it was conceived as part of an effort to create a compact and cost-effective V8-powered model for mass production, which would compete directly with Chrysler and GM’s six-cylinder rides of this era. After gathering up a team of engineers in 1930, Henry Ford later revealed the fruits of those efforts in early 1932 – the Model 18.
However, this particular Deuce Coupe is no longer powered by its original engine, but rather, a more modern 5.7L V8 that’s believed to have been sourced from a C4 Corvette, which is mated to an automatic gearbox. The street rod is finished in a nice shade of silver metallic on the outside, sitting a bit lower than stock with some vintage-looking wire wheels underneath those fat fenders.
The interior of this classic Ford has also been treated to some upgrades in the form of tan leather bucket seats, a Pioneer sound system, a banjo-style steering wheel, and AutoMeter gauges. With other modern upgrades such as front disc brakes, this ’32 Ford is undoubtedly nice to drive, but it also comes with a matching Hercules trailer, to boot, making it perfect to haul around to shows in.