In 1944 Doane Spencer bought Jack Dorn’s 1932 Ford Roadster for $500.
The Doane Spencer car has a presence like few others, oozing so much class (not to mention its history) that it stands above all the others. If you’re really into Deuces, when you see this one up close, it almost seems to talk to you. It’s quite a car.
Doane was a dyed in the wool Ford man and the roadster first carried a Flathead, a Lincoln Y, a Ford Y and then back to the present Flathead.
As it was written Doane was adament that whomever he sold the roadster to had to agree to keep it Ford powered, an agreement that by all accounts was honored. Good dude that Doane Spencer.
In August 1997 the Doane Spencer Roadster won first place in the Class R Historic Hot Rods category at the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance. 1997 was the first year hot rods were allowed to take part of the event.
It was featured in Hot Rod Magazine’s February issue of 1948.
The car’s current custodian is Bruce Meyer. (not pictured)