2020 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year Finalist – Carl Moyer’s 1932 Chevrolet
As the founder of Karl Chevrolet, Carl Moyer has an affinity for Chevy products and a penchant for cool street rods and customs that is represented by Karl Kustoms, a companion business catering to modified vehicles and one-off builds. This rare 1932 Chevrolet Standard two-door sedan is a great example of the shop’s quality and attention to detail.
Starting with an all-original barn find with just 37,000 miles, the Karl Kustoms team commenced a resto-rod makeover that included an independent front suspension, a coil-over rear suspension, and 17- and 18-inch Dayton wire wheels backed by Wilwood disc brakes. The factory-influenced build approach included a 383c.i. GM crate engine dressed up like a vintage Power Pack setup with dual EFI throttle bodies and chrome air cleaners, with a 4L60E transmission making freeway driving easier.
The original sedan body was refined and finessed to make it straighter and tighter than ever before being painted in a brilliant blue finish with black fenders and red pinstriping. The striping accent is picked up inside with red leather upholstery, plus Classic Instruments gauges and a Lokar shifter.
Clean and classy, this stately sedan seems like an ideal street rod for a man who has made a living selling Chevys.