1937 Ford Convertible

Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1937 FORD DELUXE “RUMBLE-SEAT” CABRIOLET
Designer: E. T. Bob Gregorie

Estimate: $55,000 ­ - $65,000

Chassis Number: 184037817
Engine: 221 cid L­-Head V8
1­-barrel Carburetor / 85 bhp
3­-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Mileage: 29,814

● Popular Styling Theme
● High Quality, Authentic Restoration
● Well Appointed with Desired Options

The Model: For many years, pioneer collectors of the Early V8 Fords overlooked the beauty and styling of the 1937 Ford. It was rakish and streamlined, right in line with the Art Deco movement that was sweeping the country when this car was new. Styling reflected that of the new Lincoln Zephyr, another of Gregorie’s winning designs, featuring headlights molded right into the fenders and for the first time on a Ford, an “alligator” style hood hinged at the rear and attached to the sides of the cowls. Both side panels protecting the engine compartment could be removed for easy access to engine for servicing. Deluxe models features a bit more trim and simulated burled walnut finish on the dashboard and garnish moldings. As America came out of the grips of the depression, Ford was growing in popularity thanks to V8 power and beautiful styling.

The Car: This example is pure stock and appears to have been treated to a fairly extensive cosmetic restoration some time back as number of years. The quality of the workmanship has held up and today this Cabriolet is ready for to ride highways and by­way. It has acquired a number of factory options beside the rumble-seat in back. These include an original “banjo” steering wheel plus a factory AM radio with its stylish “V8” frequency pointer, and a timely piece, the 8-day wind-­up clock mounted in the glove­box door. It is fitted with dual taillights, a rear mounted spare tire and both front and rear chrome bumper tips. While this handsome Cabriolet might not be in front ­row show car it remains to be quite presentable and would be a welcomed addition to any Early V8 Ford fanatics collection, showing dash, style and the ability to keep up with modern traffic.