Ford Deluxe Convertible Coupe
Edsel Ford may have been losing his struggle with Harry Bennett for the effective control of the Ford Motor Company in 1937, but his stylistic influence was never more apparent than in the increasingly attractive and modern styling of the company’s products for 1937. In fact, many of the styling cues introduced on the landmark 1936 Lincoln-Zephyr now appeared on the regular Ford lineup, providing an aerodynamic and modern look.
85 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V8 engine, two-barrel carburetor, three-speed sliding gear manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf spring, ¾-floating rear axle with transverse leaf spring, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112".
Source: RM Auctions as part of the Monterey Auction in August, 2010; Mecum Auctions as part of the Kissimmee Auction in January, 2013
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel and Kevin Winzeler