The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 51
1937 Ford Deluxe All Weather Convertible

Selling on Friday

1937 Ford Deluxe All Weather Convertible

CHASSIS NO: 184127204

• Beautifully restored in Washington Blue with a tan canvas top
• Seating for five
• Flathead V-8 engine is strong and nearly silent
• A landmark model in Ford’s history

221 cid V-8 engine, 85 HP, three-speed manual transmission, front solid axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, rear live axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; 112”

In 1937, Ford adopted all-steel construction for its closed bodies, while still offering a variety of open car options. All of the new 1937 models showed evidence of the new streamlined look, which grabbed the public’s attention and sold well. The headlamps were now tastefully incorporated into the front fenders for the first time, the grille was stretched and sloped backwards at the top, and fine horizontal bars decorated the front end and hood sides. The result was one of the best-looking cars of the decade, and even President Franklin Roosevelt bought a four-door convertible sedan, like this car, to use at his Warm Springs, Georgia retreat. Out of 950,000 Fords created in 1937, just a scant 4,373 Convertible Sedans were built.

In 1937, Ford offered two four-door convertible models: an “All Weather” and a “Phaeton”. This is a very rare ’37 Ford four-door All Weather convertible, differentiated by the roll-up windows. Approximately 200 of these vehicles are known to still exist. This one, in Washington Blue, has impeccable paint finishes over straight bodywork, with very nice chrome and trim elements. The canvas convertible top looks great and fits very well. Inside, this fine example is nicely equipped with walnut woodgrain, an AM radio, clock, and a new and correct brown vinyl interior. It’s a very comfortable cabin for five with the roll-down windows, and this car rides well at modern speeds even with a full load, powered by the classic Ford flathead V-8, which starts quickly, runs nearly silently, and looks great. A highly original presentation, it stands fully ready for touring, car shows, or any Early Ford V-8 events. The 1937 Fords are undeniably beautiful, which is likely why so many have been converted to street rods. The original charm of this landmark design is on display exactly as Henry Ford intended in this highly original Deluxe Convertible.

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