Video: Jay Leno’s Garage Features “Metal of Honor” ’32 Ford Roadster

Jay Leno’s Garage recently did a walk around of a very cool ’32 Ford Roadster built entirely from donated parts and volunteer labor. Christened the “Metal of Honor,” this all steel, Brookville bodied car is new from the ground up and features the autographs of 46 living Medal of Honor recipients on the trunk lid.

Volunteers from The Iron Man Foundation built the car with the assistance of Custom Classics Restorations in Island Lake, IL, utilizing a military theme throughout. The body is sprayed in gloss and satin army green with digitized camouflage running down the side and rolls on a set of very nice, powder-coated MHT/Foose Legend aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli rubber.

Nestled into the TCI chassis is 340 horse, 302 V8 donated by Ford Motor Company,with Edlebrock donating the carb, intake, and fuel pump. All this is mated to a Bowler C4 3-speed transmission and a Currie 9” inch rear end.

Inside the military theme continues with a console made from an ammo box, cool custom emblems, and super trick bucket seats from Speedway Motors that weigh a mere 2.5 lbs. a piece. Bomber style gauges from Classic Instruments, Vintage air, and a custom sound system are expertly integrated into the build as well.

The car has made the rounds at all the major shows this year and now its heading to Barrett-Jackson this January. The proceeds of the sale will go to scholarships for the children of slain and injured veterans. Go here for more specs.

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Dave Cruikshank

Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and an Editor at Power Automedia. A zealous car geek since birth, he digs lead sleds, curvy fiberglass, kustoms and street rods. He currently owns a '95 Corvette, '76 Cadillac Seville, '99 LS1 Trans Am and big old Ford Van.
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