Although he's owned many other makes and models of collector cars, Moore's current lineup features an amazing quartet of 1932 Fords, hot-rodded to varying degrees. They include two Victorias, a Tudor Sedan and a 3-window coupe.
The black 1932 Ford Victoria is powered by a potent 350 cubic inch tune-port injection Chevy V-8 that routes power to a 9-inch Ford rear end via a 350 Turbo Hydramatic transmission. Moore likes his cars to look like Henry Ford built them, but to have modern, dependable drive trains and suspensions.
Tom Richardson handled the upholster in the black Victoria, using gray Cessna leather to cover modified Honda Civic seats, front and back. The headliner and door panels also got the full leather treatment.
The '32 Tudor is an old-school hot rod, still running flathead power and sporting red steel wheels, dog dish hubcaps and wide whitewall tires. Moore drove it to the first Deuce Reunion in Kansas City in August, 1979.
A leather-wrapped Recaro steering wheel with richly engraved spokes matches the buckskin leather seat in the coupe. The dash was given the full woodgrain treatment to highlight the polished aluminum instrument cluster in the center of the dash.
The jet-black 1932 Ford Victoria takes on a bluish hue, reflecting the bright Kansas sky. Moore says he prefers his vintage Fords in black and is surprised he hasn't repainted his other '32 Victoria, which wears a deep blue finish.
Lynn Moore is first and foremost, a hot-rodder at heart and for him, nothing says `hot rod' more than a '32 Ford. His garage fairly bulges with '32 Ford parts and pieces, like the collection of grilles that adorn one corner.
The interior of the blue Victoria doesn't stray far from the original look, although everything has been refinished and detailed to the extreme. Note the air conditioner vents in the corners of the dashboard.
This gorgeous blue 1932 Ford Victoria features rare Zenith wire wheels and a fully chromed Jaguar rear end. `That car has the best chrome job you've ever seen under a car,' says Moore, who bought the car from a friend in Oklahoma City and has pretty much left it as he got it.
With the black 3-window coupe's doors standing wide open, the beautiful Paul Maunz upholstery is revealed. Note the intricate western stitching on the seat bolster -- top-notch craftsmanship shows in the details.
Looking remarkably similar to Halibrands, the wheels on the 3-window coupe were actually manufactured by a now-defunct Chicago company called Fish. A lawsuit put that company out of business, Moore explained.
If Moore had to pick a favorite out of his stable of '32 Fords, his 3-window coupe would probably get the nod. `We hardly ever run the air conditioning ... we roll the back window down and open up the cowl vent ... when you've got a little coupe, you get to improvise,' he says.