This 1932 Ford Puts the “B” in “Best of Show”

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Ford made 1,052 Model B wagons in its Iron Mountain, Michigan factory in 1932. Over the past 83 years, it’s likely many of them have been wrecked, forgotten in barns, or neglected to the point of ruin.

Many. Not all.

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One of the 200.5-cubic-inch, 50-horsepower woodie-bodied station wagons not only survived long enough to be restored, but went on to clean up at the recent 19th annual Ironstone Concours d’Elegance in Murphys, California.

Michael King inherited his show-topping Model B from his father in 2003 and initially decided to keep it as it was. Luckily, its various problems motivated him to take it apart and give it a new lease on life.

That new life’s been a great one. Not only did King’s Ford win the Early Ford V-8 Club’s Dearborn Medallion Award years ago, but it allowed King to drive home with the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance’s top prize in the Wooden-Bodied Automobiles class and, most importantly, the title of “Best of Show.”

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via [Hemmings Daily]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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