An inspired and tasteful presentation both inside and out leaves this 1936 Ford Sedan convertible in select company. You just don't see many Fords from this era on the road these days to begin with and certainly far fewer that display such a distinctive pairing of vintage and streetrod sensibilities. It's running in top form and offers a very comfortable driving experience.
As the turbulent 1930's reached their midpoint, Ford seemed intent on taking a quantum aesthetic leap ahead from the legacy left from its trusty Model A. Put this sedan side by side with its noble predecessor from just a few year prior and, while some resemblance can still be seen, it's a fleeting one. Style became a priority by this time and it's on abundant display here in the form of a lengthy hood line, generously proportioned cabin and a markedly lower center of gravity for better stability. The car is draped in high impact black paint that's free of any glaring blemishes and needs only a thorough buff and wax session to regain its full potential. The low-slung, ever so slightly inclined stance keeps this Ford's vintage identity thoroughly intact while adding just a touch of streetrod mojo. For those occasions calling for shelter from the elements, the black cloth convertible top is in outright great shape, with no pressure point wear or rips and a clear glass rear window to maximize visibility. While the black steel of the body takes center stage, the brightwork and bumpers on board this classic really present well.
The gray leather interior features an appealing blend of comfort and aesthetics, with two rows of plushly padded bench seating that have a late model appearance and contrast perfectly with the jet black carpet lining the floor. Look around and you'll see plenty of nice touches - a quartet of color matched door panels, chrome bars on hand to make getting in and out of the back seat easier and an exceptionally well organized dash area, where a full complement of parchment faced Classic Instrument gauges is surrounded by clean black steel. A set of vents has been seamlessly recessed into the dash to bring cool or warm air as needed into the cabin via the added Vintage Air climate control system. Also on board is a JVC AM/FM/CD stereo with iPod and XM connectivity to provide a wealth of audio options. Behind the spacious cabin, the trunk area is in good order, with a finished floor and inner walls and plenty of storage space.
This vintage Ford also offers plenty of dependable power. The 302 cubic inch V8 fits perfectly in the tapered engine compartment and is armed with an Edelbrock intake manifold and a 4-barrel Holley carb sitting underneath a chrome oval air cleaner. The engine fires up easily and sends a smooth, deep note out of the aftermarket dual exhaust while pairing with a 3-speed automatic C4 transmission that shifts without issue. A Pertronix Flame Thrower coil pairs with an HEI ignition to maximize available spark, while tubular front control arms provide improved caster adjustability and optimal front tire clearance while turning. This inspired classic rides on a set of staggered red wire wheels - 14” in front and 15” in back - wearing a fresh set of steel belted radials. Below, the undercarriage is absolutely rock solid.
Chances to own such a well-configured classic don't come around all that often and the ultra-appealing aesthetics and nice details aboard this 1936 Ford Sedan convertible make it a truly rare find. Call today!