The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 141
1936 Ford Five-Window Street Rod Coupe

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1936 Ford Five-Window Street Rod Coupe


• Custom gray leather diamond stitch interior
• Lovely peach paint finish over excellent original steel bodywork
• V-8 power with automatic transmission convenience
• One of Fords best-selling models for 1936

302 cid V-8 engine, 290 HP, automatic transmission, front and rear transverse leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 112

One of the most popular body styles in a huge sales year for Ford, the five-window coupe has always been highly sought-after by racers and hot rodders as a sleek palette to use to formulate a custom creation. Look closely at this incredible example that has been comprehensively restored into a very useable and highly classic mild custom.

This lovely five-window is beautifully finished in a light peach paint finish over very straight body panels, yielding a very solid and impressive finish. The all-steel body has fine door gaps and overall panel fit; the finish highlights the 1936s sleek yet classic lines. Just a few subtle custom pinstripe touches are tastefully done and do not detract from the overall classic lines. All the rubber seals and glass have also been restored to a like-new level, the fenders are new fiberglass, and the overall impression of this fine Coupe riding on alloy mags is that of a fully sorted, ready to enjoy classic.

The interior is also wonderfully restored, with a clean painted dash, new gauges, and lovely custom gray diamond stitch leather interior. With new carpets and door panels, its a mild custom approach, with an aftermarket air-conditioning system adding to the passenger comfort. The nicely built Ford 302 V-8 is incredible, with just enough chrome and custom touches to draw attention to itself. It runs out smoothly and quietly, giving plenty of power for highway speeds without excess noise or vibration. Mated to a modern automatic transmission, this custom is very easy to drive and would make a great companion for club or other vintage tours. With the new-for-1936 grille, and the last year of independent bullet headlamps for Ford, this five-window coupe expertly combines classic touches with modern drivability for a desirable package that will appeal to any classic car aficionado.

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