Ford Model 18 Cabriolet
In 1932, Ford blanketed much of the automobile market, offering a wide range of no fewer than 14 models to the buying public. Ford had put automobiles within the reach of ordinary Americans with low prices and rock-solid reliability, and while buyers might only be able to afford a basic two-door coupe priced at $490, the attractive $610 cabriolet brought them into the showroom. Equipped with roll-up windows and a snug cloth top, the 1932 Ford V8 Cabriolet combined exceptionally comfortable and complete appointments with the performance benefits of the new 65-horsepower V8 engine, as well as Ford’s sturdy yet lightweight construction.
The Cabriolet has also been the subject of feature articles in the Early Ford V8 Album, V8 Times, and appeared on the cover of Antique Automobile, published by the AACA. Offered in high-point condition, the 1932 Ford Model 18 Cabriolet remains as desirable today as it was in 1932.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2009 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida and in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
65hp, 221 cu. in. V8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf spring, ¾-floating rear axle with transverse leaf spring, and four-wheel, mechanically-actuated internal-expanding brakes. Wheelbase: 106"
Source: RM Auctions