1935 Ford Model 48

Station Wagon 'Woodie'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1935
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Vineyard Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

AUCTION DATE:
To be auctioned on
Friday, January 22, 2010
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
Model 48. 85 bhp, 221 cu. in. Flathead V8 engine, three-speed manual floor-shift transmission with Columbia two-speed rear end, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112"
Under Edsel Ford’s direction, the 1935 Fords were restyled by designer Phil Wright who was then working at Briggs Manufacturing Company, which was supplying many Ford bodies. A veteran of the Walter M. Murphy Company, Wright’s prior credits also included the 1933 Pierce Silver Arrow, and he would go on to work at Packard. The public found the new Ford attractive, so much so that it handily outsold Chevrolet.
The front doors reverted to hinges at the A pillar, and the overall look was cleaner, in part because cowl lamps were eliminated with their function incorporated into the headlamps. Although the wheelbase remained the same, the engine was moved fo