Ford Deluxe Cabriolet
In 1936, the success of the flathead V-8 was endorsed in the market by the production of its three millionth engine. It was a year of consolidation and realization of the tremendous investments that Ford had been making in design, development, and production. This cabriolet has been in the collection for over a decade and displays well, from the shiny maroon exterior and brightwork to the immaculate interior, which has no obvious signs of wear. Similarly, the engine compartment is highly detailed and proper in every way, with minimal signs of heat or fluid leaks. Each car in the collection is maintained and ready to be driven at any moment, and it is evident that this Ford is driven sparingly, keeping with its fine condition. This 1936 Ford will certainly be the proud addition to the garage of its next owner.
85 hp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed sliding gear manual transmission, live axle suspension with transverse leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanically actuated drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel