Intended primarily for stylish Fairweather motoring, Phaetons were equipped with minimal weather protection that normally consisted of an unlined fabric top and snap on side curtains.
Like all other for passenger cars of the year, the Phaetons was powered by 85 hp flathead V-8 engine. Other standard equipment included leather upholstery, a luggage compartment that could be accessed by tilting for the back of the rear seat, all steel body construction, and "Centerpoise Ride" for greater rear passenger comfort.
The year 1935 was significant for Ford because of many engineering improvements that enhances both the performance and durability of their pioneering V-8 engine.
Source: Peterson Automotive Museum