The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 133
1936 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE


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1936 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan

CHASSIS NO: 182347232

• Correct paint finish in excellent condition
• Restored interior with the correct tan fabrics
• Beautiful woodgrain dash with banjo steering wheel
• Runs great and is fully ready to enjoy


221 cid V-8 engine, 90 HP, three-speed manual transmission, front and rear transverse leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 112


In spite of the harsh economic conditions, Ford had been enjoying fairly steady success through the 1930s. After the Model A bowed out in 1931, Ford developed the new V-8-powered cars in 1932 and, by 1935, a new body was available called the Model 48. It wore new sheet metal, and the 221 cubic-inch V-8 engine was pushed forward in the chassis, allowing for greater passenger room. 1936 brought a sleeker, rounder look with a new grille, and sold very well.

This handsome 1936 Ford Deluxe Tudor sedan was treated to a full body off restoration some time ago and still shows in excellent condition inside and out. It is finished in a correct Ford shade of light blue paint and sits proudly on correct color-coded steel wheels and wide whitewall tires. It remains today in very nice condition with excellent panel gaps and beautiful paint quality. The Deluxe trim interior is correctly restored using proper tan cloth upholstery, and is in similarly beautiful condition. The comfortable cabin is well-equipped with a very desirable banjo steering wheel, as well as an original clock and difficult to find radio. The woodgrain dash and window surrounds are all in excellent condition, restored to a high standard, which lends the cabin a warm and inviting feel.

Mechanically, the flathead V-8 engine is sound and properly detailed with correct paint colors, underhood fittings and engine accessories. It has not been modified and certainly runs like a watch. The undercarriage does show some light use, but is otherwise correct and totally in keeping with this being a properly restored and maintained example. A very handsome car, this Ford Tudor is a wonderful classic that can be thoroughly enjoyed on the road or shown at any classic car event. It pre-war styling and drivability is timeless and brings with it a strong community of like-minded enthusiasts, great parts support, and everyday usability. The restoration was obviously done to a very high standard and it has held up very well. Its fully ready to be used and enjoyed and is a fine example of one of Henry Fords most successful models.

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