For Sale: 1936 Chevrolet Cabriolet in Palmetto, Florida

Vehicle Description

1936 Chevrolet 4 Door Cabriolet

Why This Car Is Special

We have a very rare 1936 Chevy Cabriolet 4 Door here at Skyway Classics that belonged to U.S. Ambassador to Germany William E. Dodd. It is an extraordinarily rare Chevrolet, to the owner's knowledge there were only 2 produced with the other still in Europe.

The car was owned by the US ambassador to Germany William E. Dodd. Dodd served as ambassador to Germany from 1933-1937. He was sent to Germany to try to 'calm' Adolf Hitler down but resigned once he realized the Nazis were an increasing threat. Rumors are that Adolf Hitler rode in this car.

This steel bodied 1936 Chevrolet is a restored Chevrolet that commands attention everywhere you go. It has the right kind of originality that makes it perfect for a show car.

1936 Chevrolet 4 Door Cabriolet
Belonged to U.S. Ambassador to Germany William E. Dodd from 1933-1937
Only 2 produced with the other still in Europe
Rumors are that Adolf Hitler rode in this car.
Steel bodied 1936 Chevrolet
Powered by the number's matching professionally rebuilt Babbit 207cubic inch straight 6 cylinder engine
Over $12k spent on the engine less than 1000 miles
3-speed manual transmission
Stock carburetor, manifold, correct air cleaner assembly
Clean and detailed engine compartment
Maroon spoke wheels with wide whitewalls
Stunning saddle vinyl interior
Grab bar
Same material on the door panels
Nice carpets
Three-spoke steering wheel
Dashboard with factory correct gauges
Functioning switches, lights, and door handles
Tan convertible
Maroon paint looks very nice
Wide white wall tire
Excellent body lines, great chrome and grille, hood ornament, and side mirrors
Radio, extra wheels, hubcaps, manuals and boxes of parts go with the car


It is powered by the number's matching professionally rebuilt 207ci straight 6cyl and paired with the 3-speed manual transmission.

For 1936, the Standard Six received a wide range of improvements with an increase of compression ratio from 5.6:1 to 6:1, the standard 206.8 cu in engine now produced 79 horsepower at 3,200 rpm and 156 lb�ft of torque.

Our 36 was restored with an eye toward authenticity and factory correct look and parts with the stock carburetor, manifold, correct air cleaner assembly, in a clean and detailed engine compartment.

The manual gearbox shifts nicely and the car tracks straight. The undercarriage, while original, remains in good order. Beautiful maroon spoke wheels with wide whitewalls complete the look.


Inside you can find a stunning saddle vinyl interior which looks plush for its day. The rear seat looks the same and it has a grab bar to hold onto while riding or standing during a parade.

It has the same material on the door panels, nice carpets, and three-spoke steering wheel and when you sit in the driver's seat you will gaze at the dashboard and factory correct gauges that look and function beautifully as it has all the correct and functioning switches, lights, and door handles.

The 36 comes with a tan convertible top for the sunny days when you do prefer to feel some wind in your hair.


This car was shipped to Germany and lengthened 12 inches by a stage coach factory and German coachbuilder. This Chevrolet is an older professional restoration that has spent it's life in a garage, due to lack of use the vehicle has just been gone through once again and it has been restored to factory specs.

The maroon paint looks very nice paired with the light colored top and wide white wall tires, with the fit and finish being great, excellent body lines, great chrome and grille, hood ornament, and side mirrors, and all compliment the classy paint scheme.


This 1936 Chevy Cabriolet 4 Door we have here at Skyway Classics was a vehicle made for the elite of the time. This car was shipped back to the U.S from Germany in 1940 and the story behind this car is absolutely amazing.

It is truly one of two in the world so it is one of the rarest 1936 Chevrolets you will ever see.

So give us a call at 941-254-6608.


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Vehicle Details

  • 1936 Chevrolet Cabriolet
  • Listing ID: CC-1573888
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:Palmetto, Florida
  • Year:1936
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Cabriolet
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Odometer:22633
  • Stock Number:1204-FL
  • VIN:DGT4073

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