1932 Ford Sema

"Custom Roadster"


Configuration: Longitudinal front-engine

Engine: Ford Boss 302 V8

Displacement: 5L/305 cu. in.

Horsepower: 390HP

Torque: 360 ft/lbs

Max RPM: 7500 RPM

Transmission: 4-speed automatic.

What is a SEMA?

SEMA stands for “Specialty Equipment Market Association.” It was started in 1966 and today consists of more than 7,000 aftermarket manufacturers worldwide. The SEMA Convention is held in Las Vegas every November to show off dozens of custom cars and new aftermarket products. Each year, awards are given out at the convention for Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4×4-SUV, Hottest Sport Compact, as well as the best new products displayed. The convention is widely considered to be the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. The 1932 Ford SEMA Deuce Roadster currently on display was built with only parts and products that have won SEMA New Products awards over the last 40 years.

The Customizations

The SEMA car was actually made with all new parts and products, including its chopped body. The body of the car is a 1932 Ford Dearborn Deuce Replica, created as the prototype for the 75th anniversary.  The SEMA car had all four fender wells removed, had the headlights lowered, and the windshield chopped by about 4 inches. It had its hood cowls removed in favor of leaving the engine compartment easily visible, as well as the addition of large, protruding sidepipes. On the interior, wooden dash was removed, a custom-made steering wheel was created, and quite a few gauges were added to the cluster.

Did you know?

The 3 gallon, spun aluminum tank on the front of the car would have been used for fuel in drag races in the late 1950s/early 1960s. Now, the tank serves as an overflow canister for other fluids. There is a larger gas tank located in the trunk for longer trips.

39 different SEMA businesses contributed parts or designs to this car.

The inside of the trunk contains nearly 50 signatures of the contributors, SEMA board members, and attendees of its unveiling.

This car has the distinction of being first and only car officially licensed by SEMA and the only vehicle ever authorized to use the SEMA name and logo.

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1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile
1966 Shelby 427 AC Cobra
1955 Messerschmitt KR-200 Bubble Top
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
1930 Pierce-Arrow Model A
1964 Porsche 356C 1600 Cabriolet
Ferrari 550 Barchetta
1968 Porsche 911 Soft Window Targa
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible
1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster
1959 Nash Convertible Metropolitan
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster
1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 Le Mans
1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 1/2 4.2-Litre Roadster
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