Here's a coveted classic that absolutely radiates class. This 1936
Ford Phaeton makes an entrance like no other. Its spacious, open
air form wears a great exterior color and it's had the good fortune
to have spent a good part of its life safely sheltered in an
air-conditioned building, only to emerge in impressively clean
condition. It not only looks great, but its strong running
condition is something you rarely see in a car of this vintage.
As the '30s reached their midpoint, Ford came to realize that its
offerings were beginning to look a little dated, so they set about
creating more modern and stylish models in an effort to reassert
dominance in an ever more competitive automotive market. Featuring
an opulent overall style and a thoroughly refreshed appearance,
this Phaeton was a proud member of that resulting class whose
resounding success translated into more than 800,000 units sold in
just its first year. It's decked out in a great looking
creme-colored shade, and with its full-size spare encased in a
matching case mounted in back, this '36 is simply an awesome
automobile. Examine its lengthy form up close and you won't find
any dings or dents of note and its collection of chrome brightwork
is in great shape - the greyhound ornament looming over the hood is
looking particularly sharp. A sheltered existence has definitely
paid dividends as far as its tan convertible top is concerned.
Featuring a clear glass rear window, it raises into position and
fits nicely and, while one of its rear bows is cracked, its
replacement is on premises and ready for installation.
Climb inside and you'll be surrounded by a sharp tan interior that
mixes vinyl and Naugahyde for just the right authentic vintage
appearance. The expansive front bench seat does show a couple of
minor hairline cracks, but it's in otherwise great shape and is
bracketed by very clean matching door panels. The overall condition
of this classic Ford is really impressive - even the quarter trim
panels are well fitted and smooth, without any hint of UV damage.
Beyond the original, banjo style steering wheel, a pair of
aftermarket gauges to keep tabs on operating temperature and oil
pressure - one of the only deviations from stock you'll find - join
their parchment-faced factory counterparts on the dash, which
itself appears very clean with a nice, glossy finish and supple
looking dash pad across the top. Below sits a suitably antique
Southwind heater to keep you and your passengers nice and warm. In
the interest of enhanced safety, modern seatbelts have been
installed in both front and back.
This Phaeton features a smile-inducing running condition - as much
as you'll want to spend plenty of time admiring its outstanding
looks, it's very capable of taking to the asphalt right away. Power
comes via a 239 cubic inch flathead V8 lifted from a '48 Ford that
has a scrubbed clean appearance and fires up promptly, pulls with
enthusiasm and is paired with a 3-speed manual transmission. A 6V
alternator takes the place of the original generator and, while the
electrical system is functioning just fine as is, replacing it with
a more modern 12v system would enhance real world dependability.
The undercarriage is in outstanding shape and from below you can
see the X-bracing put into play to maximize structural rigidity.
This impressive, generously proportioned classic cruises on a set
of 16" vintage chrome wheels outfitted with ultra-clean whitewall
Antique cars from this era are hard to come by and the unusually
solid running condition of this 1936 Ford Phaeton makes it even
more of a standout. Call today!