1936 Ford V8

Model 62 Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1936
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    S219620
  • Engine number 
    S219620
  • Lot number 
    55224
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This charming British-built Ford was first owned by an Irish Lieutenant named Robert Edward McDonnell, who was killed in North Africa in 1941 while serving in the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars. It appears the car was then adopted by the army, as by the time it was returned to McDonnell's mother in 1953, its colour had been changed from Black to Khaki. She ran it for a number of years before it entered a period of long-term storage as part of a private Ford collection. 'SH 5233' was then acquired by the vendor and treated to a comprehensive restoration, during which the flat-head V8 engine was overhauled, the body refurbished and returned to its original colour, the entire interior renewed, the car rewired and the brightwork either replaced or rechromed. The vendor understandably now grades the bodywork, paintwork, Red interior trim, engine and three-speed manual transmission as all being in 'very good' order.

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