1936 Ford Deluxe Sedan
In the midst of its second wild success, Ford continued to refine
the lines of their sedans and coupes with every year getting a
redesign with some slight but effective aerodynamic and styling
changes. Their slogan "Beauty was built in" was heavily pushed in
magazine advertising, and Ford felt it was well worth the glitzy
ads to sell more cars.
For consignment, a nice original looking non rodded Ford Tudor
Deluxe sedan. Complete with teardrop headlight styling, curvaceous
centers, and a humpback. A great amalgamation of Art Deco and Art
Nouveau styling from the pen of Edsel Ford.
Dark blue paint in nice condition bathes the exterior panels. Every
now and again there are hints of orange peel texture in the paint,
and inclusions are noted throughout. Wonderfully formed steel
curves abound on this car, and they are accented with either
brite-work, or just plain shine. Bumpers with their inverted
eyebrow center dip, headlight bezels, handles and mirrors are all
excellently restored with no dimpling or rusting. From its vertical
ribbed "shield" style grille complete with blue oval and V8 hood
adornment we are rolling in style. Rolling with teardrop headlights
and chrome windshield trim, it's all class. Also, one has to love
the large V and the figure 8 within its logo on the dog dish
hubcaps, wrapped with wide whites and thin bias plys. Keep it
simple stupid (KISS) abounds and is wholly subscribed to on this
model. A spare tire covered in steel and chrome rests above the
rear bumper and hangs from the rear of this car.
Tan broadcloth abounds on this interior where it can be seen on the
door panels which are slightly wrinkled, and front bucket seats. It
is also seen on the rear bench, and pillars as well as on the
headliner. A few stains and discoloration can be noted throughout,
but the tuck tufting on the seats is uber plush and fit for a king.
The tan steel dash in Art Deco style, has wonderful cream-colored
gauges with fine pointers and Art Deco numbering and graphics.
Fronting this is in my mind worth the price of admission with a
Banjo style steering wheel sharing a nice patina and emblazoned
with that iconic V8 logo which I'm a sucker for! Bakelite knobs
that have darkened a bit to brown color and chrome trim have lots
of patina and show a life well used.
A V8 with 221 cubes in flathead form is buttoned up under the side
hinged hood. A single 2-barrel carburetor tops this mill, and a
3-speed manual transmission and 4.11 gears make up the
A fine patina of surface rust graces nearly every surface of the
undercarriage with all remaining solid except an area of the
driver's floor pan that has succumbed to invasive rust and shows
the carpeting underlayment. A single exhaust with a new muffler and
tailpipe are on for the exhale and transverse leaf spring, (buggy
style), suspension is on all 4 corners with mechanical drum brakes
Starts easily, runs smoothly, and drives very nicely. Going up and
down through the gears just swimmingly, and the original interior
is still good and comfortable. There is nothing better than
spinning an old banjo style wheel, it is relatable to driving as a
bus with its large diameter. We thoroughly enjoyed our ride.
Nice original looking exterior cleaned up and repainted, clean
chrome bumpers, and those fantastic teardrop headlights, you are in
Art Nouveau heaven. Inside you move to Art Deco heaven and
broadcloth abundance, all in its original form. It's held up
nicely, and at present is better than the original. A fine buy for
the asking price. Imagine running about in your Tudor, and maybe
even eventually upgrading to a Fordor. Leave it to Henry to come up
with these terms!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.