Of the nearly 800,000 Fords produced in 1936, just 5,555 were Deluxe Phaetons.
This Californa car recieved a complete nut and bolt frame off restoration in 1978. After living for a time in Lake Tahoe, Nevada the car moved to Oregon where it lived under the care of two owners. I have owned this vehicle since 2013, having purchased it in an estate sale from its last Oregon owner.
The meticulous quality of the restoratin is still evident today. The Washington Blue paint is excellent with a deep shine. The car is highly optioned with the Ford radio, Ford script wind wings, rear view mirror with clock, rear-mounted spare, with trunk rack, and Ford script wide whitewalls tires with rare spider hub caps. The upholstery is in perfect condition, with side curtains stored behind the rear seat. They look as if they have never been installed on the car. Chrome and trim is all excellent.
The car comes with a California car cover, a new 6v Optima battery in an origional Ford 6v script battery shell, new fuel pump, and fresh fluids.
The car is a joy to dirve, moves quickly up to highway speed, no shimmy, shake or pulling of any kind. Still wquipped with mechanical brakes, they stop straight and true.
I would rate this car a solid 2++. Touted as a Natinal 1st Place winner when I purchased it. Aside from the narrative that came with the car I do not have the paperwork to support it, excepting the car appears 100% correct down to the belts, hoses, and little details. The car has been stored inside in my heated shop, always under cover. I drove it sparingly, for short tours and parades. The odeometer shows the origional milage since the restoration and the most discriminating buyer can observe the quality and attention to detail given the car over the years.
If you are looking for a pre war Ford V 8, with a desirable low production body style that can be enjoyed for years, this is the one.