1936 Ford Panel Truck
Panel trucks were marketed for contracting, deliveries, and other
businesses. Often described as a small van, (based on the chassis
of a truck or pickup truck), used mostly for delivery rounds, the
British equivalent is a "delivery van."
For consignment, a 1936 version of the Ford Panel Truck. This truck
is the beneficiary of a full frame off restoration, right down to
every nut and bolt and performed by Reinholds Restoration. It is
truly a stunning example inside and out and is as close to perfect
as a car can get. No rust, just beautifully sculpted straight steel
and an impeccable interior with a maple wood floor. All wrapped up
to be an excellent presenter and driver.
Up front a shield style vertical ribbed grille leads the way and
has a deep end of the pool Navy Blue covering all the steel
surfaces. Gaps are very well minded, and all chromed trimmings are
in excellent condition. Dual chromed horns flank the front grille
and on either side are chrome bezel headlights encased in Navy Blue
bowl cowls. We see french curved fenders hanging on either side and
are connected by a running board. A dual cowled hood with some
venting is seen upfront and as we glide rearward there are two
doors. The rest is pure van. On back we see dual swinging doors for
easy access to the cargo area and just below a curved bumper with
some blue stripes in the mid section. Black side view mirrors
perched on long stalks are attached to each door, and shiny V8
badged moon caps with trim rings also in chrome are surrounded by
black steel wheels and blackball thin tires. Noted, a spare tire is
mounted to the passenger's side and resides just behind the
passenger door, on the running board, and is encased in more Navy
Blue steel with a chrome trimming and a moon cap.
Pure utilitarian with a smooth black vinyl door panel supporting
shiny actuators and window cranks. Moving inside we see a
beautifully resorted Navy Blue painted dash with a simple 3 circle
gauge cluster which has aged and mellowed to a wonderful cream
color. The original steering wheel in black bakelite is fronting
this dash and reached out to two front low back buckets which are
covered in more smooth black vinyl. Rubber is on the floors and
seen protruding is a shiny chrome long shaft shifter and chromed
handbrake lever. Behind the seats is the fully restored cargo area
which sports stained maple flooring and the remainder of the
interior is battleship gray steel all perfectly preserved, painted
A lift of one of the cowls and we behold a 221ci Flathead V8
painted in a utility green, correct from the factory. It is topped
by a 1-barrel carburetor, has a 3-speed manual transmission on back
and a 4.11 rear axle. Supple hoses, polished metal and pristine
firewall are just a few of the highlights under this hood.
If you purchase this Sedan Delivery you will also need to purchase
a large mirror to park it over and show off the perfect
undercarriage. Nary even a hint of road dirt, all perfectly painted
black steel, all looking like it just drove off the showroom floor.
Transverse leaf springs provide the ride and mechanical drum brakes
which are working like a charm, are on all 4 corners. Just
perfectly restored leaving no spoken unturned.
A quick starter and on the track it drives like a dream. It felt
like it had power steering; it was that smooth and easy when I got
it rolling. All simple functions were working perfectly and that
nut and bolt restoration by Reinholds' is well worth every
Just a beautiful show example that could be a daily driver, but you
would not want to foul all that perfection! A definite concours
restoration down to every nut and bolt, and a real looker.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.