1937 Ford Tudor Sedan
What exactly does the word Tudor refer to?? It just means that the car is a 2 door and recognized as such using basic terms. I have seen another original 1st issued title that in body style was printed Tudor on it and it was a 1936 Ford 5 Window 2 door coupe. There are 2 door convertibles and Roadsters that are called Tudors also. Simply put Tudor = 2 doors.
For consignment a beautifully restored Tudor, complete with teardrop headlight styling, curvaceous centers, and a hump back. A great amalgamation of Art Deco and Art Nouveau styling from the pen of Edsel Ford.
Bathed in black paint that you could look into to put your makeup on, this straight steel paneled rendered with running board, (all be it them getting smaller by the year) humped back automobile is striking. Rolling with teardrop headlights, a real nice vertical ribbed grille, small bumpers, and chrome window trim, it's all class. Also, one has to love the large V and the figure 8 within it 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.
Tan mohair abounds on this interior where it can be seen on the door panels which are slightly tattered, and large front curved split bench. 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 button and tufting on the seats is uber plush and fit for a king. The wood grained 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 the price of admission with a Banjo style steering wheel sharing nice patina and emblazoned with that iconic V8 logo which I'm a sucker for! Bakelite knobs that have darkened a bit to cream color and chrome trim has lots of patina and shows a life well used.
A V8 with 239 cubes not original to this car sits within a patina engine bay. Not perfect but certainly not left to rust away. A single 2-barrel carb and a 3-speed manual transmission are noted for the drivetrain.
New floor pans, new starter and clutch, and a black frame with evidence of patches, angle iron repairs, and some invasive rust where the rear of X section meets the main passengers frame rail are underneath. A glass pack exhaust, and transverse leaf spring (buggy style) suspension is on all 4 corners, and drum brakes abound seen everywhere.
Starts with a jump, 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, bumpers re-chromed, and those fantastic teardrop headlights, you are in Art Nouveau heaven. Inside you move to Art Deco heaven and mohair abundance, all in its original form. It's held up nicely, and at present is better unrestored. 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!