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
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
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
Same material on the door panels
Three-spoke steering wheel
Dashboard with factory correct gauges
Functioning switches, lights, and door handles
Maroon paint looks very nice
Wide white wall tire
Excellent body lines, great chrome and grille, hood ornament, and
Radio, extra wheels, hubcaps, manuals and boxes of parts go with
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
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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