Dearborn Deuce Convertible


(from Ford Press Release)  Ever dream of owning the quintessential American hot rod? With just a few clicks of a computer mouse and some cash, you could be the lucky winning bidder of a Dearborn Deuce Convertible™ styled after the classic 1932 Ford roadster.

Starting Oct. 31, Ford Motor Company will put up for bid on eBay the Dearborn Deuce Convertible™ to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This model, painted in a unique blue tone, is a true collector’s item signed by Edsel B. Ford II and valued at more than $100,000.

“This is a magnificent vehicle,” said Edsel Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford and a member of Ford’s Board of Directors. “ We are grateful to Hot Rods & Horsepower for donating the vehicle to us so we can continue to help the effort to find a cure for diabetes, which affects thousands of children.”

Ford is a longtime supporter of JDRF through a variety of fund-raising efforts. “ We are really excited about this opportunity,” said Karen Breen , executive director of JDRF’s Metro Detroit & Southeast Michigan Chapter. “Through the Ford Global Walk, Cruisin’ Legends and other activities, Ford Motor Company has been a dedicated partner of JDRF for more than 20 years.”

Eager bidders can vie for the hot rod at Oct. 31-Nov. 10. Kompolt was retained to manage the charity auction. Kompolt is the highly regarded “go-to” online auction agency for creating successful, high value and high profile promotional and charity auctions for top brand companies and nonprofits. For more information, go to

The Dearborn Deuce ragtop will be a star of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next month, where attendees will be able to access the eBay listing and place a bid on the hot rod using a kiosk in the Ford Motor Company display area. More than 100,000 trade professionals attend the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s showcase of technology, trends and products for the auto accessories industry.

Hot Rods & Horsepower, LLC of Branford, Conn., built the 2005 model of the Dearborn Deuce Convertible™, which it unveiled at Ford Cruisin’ Legends in Birmingham, Mich., during the 11 th annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

The head-turner is powered by a Ford 302 cubic inch V8 that provides 340 HP over a broad torque range. This engine is equipped with aluminum GT40 heads a hydraulic roller camshaft, and has a 9:1 compression ratio. The introduction of the first reproduction 1932 all-steel roadster continues Ford’s tradition of industry firsts, offering:

a fully-integrated and completely concealed modern convertible top

  • electric side windows

  • a 2½” deeper cockpit to increase leg room

  • expanded trunk capacity

  • 3½” longer doors for easier entry and exit

  • a fully reinforced superstructure with integrated wire channels

  • …all without compromising the beauty and stock outer dimensions of Ford’s original design.

    About the Dearborn Deuce Convertible™

    Base vehicle:

    Dearborn Deuce Convertible™, all-steel 1932 Ford roadster convertible body

    Manufactured by Hot Rods & Horsepower, LLC


    Ford Racing Crate Engine (Part Number M-6007-X3): 302 Cubic inch V8 that provides 340 HP over a broad torque range. This engine is equipped with aluminum GT40 heads a hydraulic roller camshaft, and has a 9:1 compression ratio.

  • Automatic AOD Transmission

  • 12 month / 12,000 mile warranty

  • Chassis:

    Custom fabricated by Hot Rods and Horsepower and Downs Manufacturing. The chassis includes Accurails™, custom fabricated cross-members, center section, mounting brackets and exhaust system. Additional items include:

    Rear suspension: 9” Ford, solid axle by John’s Industries with Alden coil-over shock absorbers and Wilwood disc brakes

  • Rear end gear ratio: 3:70

  • Front suspension: Traditional hot rod dropped I-beam axle with hairpins by Pete & Jake’s and Wilwood disc brakes

  • Wheels: American Racing Torque Thrust

  • Front tires: Firehawk Indy 500 P195-60-R15

  • Rear tires: Bridgestone Dula P245-70-R15

  • Interior:

    Custom leather and Ultra™ leather by Down’s Manufacturing with Stewart Warner gauges and So-Cal dash insert


    Jaguar True Blue by Stanoeaux, with three coats of Clear

    Serious Wheels