In 1932, Ford produced two steel-body automobiles, the Model B and the Model 18. The two vehicles share a common platform with a 106-inch wheelbase. The Model B features a 50-horsepower L-head, inline-four engine, and the Model 18 features a 65-horsepower Flathead V8 engine.
The 1932 Ford Model B shares the engine of its predecessor, the Model A. This four-cylinder engine is composed of a cast iron block with a 201-cubic inch displacement. The 1932 Ford Model 18 was the first vehicle to feature the Ford Flathead V8 engine. This 90-degree V engine is composed of a cast iron block with a 221-cubic inch displacement and mechanical valve lifters. The Model B and Model 18 both have a sliding-gear, three-speed transmission and floor shift controls.
Both the Model B and Model 18 offer two and four-door variants with various body styles. Two-door body styles include the Roadster, Coupe, Sport Coupe, Victoria and Cabriolet. The Victoria and Cabriolet body styles provide seating for four passengers. Four-door body styles are the Tudor, Phaeton and convertible Sedan.