Ford V8 Deluxe Phaeton

For 1935, Ford received attractive new styling, the work of Phil Wright, a Briggs designer whose previous credits included the Pierce Silver Arrow. Ten body styles were offered in Deluxe trim, including a new convertible sedan and “Tudor” and “Fordor” models with a new built-in touring trunk, as well as five in the Standard line. Among the prettiest was the Deluxe Phaeton, which provided open-air motoring for the whole family. Ford finally had the right recipe, for the year’s sales surpassed Chevrolet’s by nearly 150,000 cars.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

85 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112"

Source: RM Auctions

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