Garry and Joanne Smith

1932 Model B Ford owned by Garry and Joanne Smith
1932 Model B Ford owned by Garry and Joanne Smith

This 1932 Model B Ford started it’s new life as a barn find in Erskine, Alberta.  It had a couple of owners before Murray Perrin of Red Deer bought it and made a great Hot Rod out of it.  Once he completed the car, he drove and showed it for about five years.  It was during this time that I first saw it and fell in love with it.  In 1999, the car was put up for sale but I felt it was out of my league so it was sold to Leo Guest in Indianola, Iowa.   I thought it was gone for ever.   To my surprise, it came back up for sale in November 2004.  I was ready this time and bought it site unseen over the phone.

 

1932 Model B Ford owned by Garry and Joanne Smith
1932 Model B Ford owned by Garry and Joanne Smith

On November 28th 2004, Doug Gordon, Joanne and I left home pulling a fifth wheel stock trailer with hooks welded to the floor.  In two days we arrived in Indianola, Iowa.  My first impression as we stood on our toes looking through the garage window was “looks great” and then I started to worry if it was going to fit into the trailer.  It did and we were on our way home trying to beat the weather.  It snowed 8″ the night we got home. Since then we have enjoyed traveling to many great shows with all our friends, both new and old. The car has a 350 Chevy engine, Holly 4 bbl carb, 350 turbo trans with a shift kit, 8″ ford diff with 3 :55 gears, 4 bar rear suspension, and the front is a super bell with dropped ford spindles. It has A/C and Cruise. The paint is viper red.