To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 3853862
Estimate: $ 50,000 - $ 55,000 US
By the mid-1930s, fully open cars, the roadsters and phaetons, were losing out to convertible coupes and convertible sedans with roll-up side windows. Some manufactures, like General Motors, cut back on open styles altogether. Ford, however, kept a full line in production into the late 1930s. Even though the 1935 Ford Convertible Sedan had proved popular and the ’36 model even more so, leading to a mid-year version with enclosed luggage compartment, phaetons continued to do well, nearly matching the convertible sedans in popularity.
This car has an older restoration and is presented in gray with red pinstripes and a brown interior. This attractive body type combined modern (for the period) styling and V-8 performance. The engine is a 221-cid, 85-hp flathead V-8 that is matched to a three-speed manual transmission. The phaeton has long, trim lines and seats six adults comfortably. Among the features are skirted fenders, LeBaron Bonny interior, greyhound hood ornament, rear-mounted spare and whitewall tires. The consignor states that this is a “nice original car that runs great.” Ford V-8s of the 1930s have been perennial favorites. This car demonstrates why this is so. 1936 Ford V-8 Deluxe Phaeton