Ford Deluxe Phaeton
George Grew purchased this Model 68 DeLuxe Phaeton from Roget Lee, of North Dighton, Massachusetts, in 1993. Lee had acquired it from Curtis Blake, co-founder of a New England mainstay, Friendly Ice Cream and Restaurants. Blake had it professionally restored prior to 1988.
It is finished in the correct, archetypical Washington Blue with a tan canvas top, which is in very good condition and is complemented by a matching tonneau cover. The seats are brown leather, unworn and unmarred. Accessories include wind wings and a factory radio with head unit in the dashboard and electronics with a Ford-script speaker behind the steering column. The odometer shows fewer than 14,000 miles. The engine compartment is correctly restored and recently detailed. The undercarriage is painted gloss black, and the car is fitted with Firestone Deluxe Champion wide whitewall tires, in the authentic 6.00-16 size.
Part of the RM Auctions Hershey event in October, 2012.
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 in.
Source: RM Auctions
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