Ford Deluxe Three-Window Coupe
Henry Ford once again made automotive history when, on March 31, 1932, he announced the Ford V-8. This type of engine was not a novelty by that time, but when offered at traditional Ford low prices, it was a true milestone. Henry Ford had this 22-cubic inch displacement motor developed in extreme secrecy by a small workforce that was working under his direct supervision. After overcoming initial teething problems, this new V-8 would power Ford automobiles for the ensuing two decades.
Few Ford enthusiasts would dispute Ford’s claim of “Greater Beauty, Greater Comfort, and Greater Safety” for its 1935 models. The narrower radiator grille lost its sharply vee’d base, and four horizontal bars helped accentuate the 1935 model’s new, lower and more streamlined appearance. In profile, the Ford windshield was seen to be more sharply sloped than before. DeLuxe models had bright windshield and grill trim work, as well as dual exposed horns and twin taillights.
Part of the RM Auctions event for John Staluppi in December, 2012 and for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
85 hp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, aluminum heads, 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 in.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper