1932 Ford V8

V-8 Cabriolet


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€50,000 - €60,000 EUR

  • A venerable Ford V-8 sporting coachwork by Willy Van den Plas, son of Guillaume Van den Plas, who served as agent for his father’s coachbuilding enterprise in Paris
  • Believed to be one of the earliest Ford V-8s delivered to Europe
  • Typical French lines with a long bonnet, low windscreen, and large boot
  • Exterior finished in two-tone white over black with colour-matched wire wheels and Marchal lights
  • Interior features red vinyl and a wood dashboard with speedometer, amp gauge, and modern temperature gauge
  • Stated to have received a restoration in the 1970s
  • Powered by a 3.6-litre flathead V-8 paired with a three-speed manual transmission
  • Accompanied by copies of period photos, a copy of a design drawing, spare, and a suitcase


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