In 1935 Ford introduced its innovative flat head V8 engine as well as a new, stunning body design that clearly separated them from Fords very popular Model A. Introduced in 1935, the Ford V8 was given a cosmetic refresh annually until 1937 before being thoroughly redesigned for 1941. The 1936 Ford Model 68 received a striking facelift from the prior year. New features included a graceful V-shaped grill with vertical bars and wire wheels were replaced by larger artillery type wheels with 12 inch painted hubcaps with chrome centers that included the V8 logo embossed into the center of the hubcap. Deluxe body styles features bright chrome around the grill, headlamps and windshield.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this near perfect 1936 Ford Cabriolet for your consideration. The car has a very cool story and was restored to factory specs rather than being hot rodded. The car was restored to be a trailer queen and has lived most of its live being shown off at shows. The story begins with the original owner purchasing the car and then volunteering for service in World War 2. Needless to say, the owner of the car never made it home from the war. The enthusiast who restored the car, left the American and British flags for victory that were taped in the window, intact and kept with the car. The car sat and sat. In the early 1990's the car was purchased with the intentions of being restored, but like so many other restoration dreams, the car sat another 20 years. The current owner was in search of a new lawn mower and went to look at one and saw this car sitting in a barn and decided to buy it instead. The display box you see in the photos is the tool kit that belongs to the car and the material in the back ground is even the original seat material. The car became a labor of love and as you can see was done incredibly right. The flathead v8 runs extremely well and the manual transmission functions as it should.
Original, all steel, 1936 Ford Roadsters are few and far between these days. Since the early 50's, these cars were targets for hot rodding and customization. Their styling transcends generations and now after 80 years of existence, these cars remain highly desirable and continue a great addition to an investment portfolio.