Ford Model 40 Cabriolet

In 1934, Ford blanketed much of the automobile market, offering a wide range of no fewer than 12 distinct models to the buying public. Among them, available Ford models ranged from basic coupes, roadsters and two-door sedans to more luxurious and well-appointed cabriolets, convertible sedans and four-door sedans. Most importantly, Ford put high-quality automobiles within reach of ordinary Americans with low prices and rock-solid reliability.

While some buyers might only have been able to afford a basic four-cylinder, two-door coupe, the handsome V-8 Cabriolet was one of the upscale models that brought them into Ford showrooms. Equipped with roll-up windows and a snug cloth top, the 1934 Ford V-8 Cabriolet combined comfortable and complete appointments with the performance benefits of Ford’s steadily refined 85-horsepower V-8 engine and sturdy yet lightweight construction.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, in November of 2010 at the Robson Estate, Gainesville, Georgia, in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

V-8. 85 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed sliding-gear manual transmission, solid front and ¾-floating rear axles with transverse leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel

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