Ford Deluxe Roadster
For 1936, the Ford passenger-car model lineup retained the much-admired, flowing bodylines of the previous year but added a redesigned front-end treatment and new rear fenders. Buyers continued to shift their preferences from open to enclosed bodies, and consequently just 3,862 Deluxe Roadsters were built that year. With its enduring style, abundant V-8 power and remarkable durability, the Deluxe Roadster was a perfect complement to Ford’s proven design and business philosophy: build a good product with sound value, and consumers will find a way to buy it.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania, in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in June of 2012 at the Dingman Collection, Hampton, New Hampshire.
115 bhp, 239 cu. in. “Flathead” V-8 engine with Offenhauser cylinder heads, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and ¾-floating rear axle with transverse front and rear leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112".
Source: RM Auctions
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