1937 Ford Phaeton
A Phaeton typically is a 2 or 4 door sedan most likely with a convertible top but lacks roll up windows. Not for the faint of heart in winter, it was a trend that did not last but for a few years in the mid 1930's.
On consignment, a restored 1937 Ford Phaeton. Beautiful condition with no rust, some patina on the chrome, and a beautiful warm interior. And because it's a Phaeton, there are no rollup windows only side curtains which come with the car.
With its curved v shape swept back horizontal ribbed grille and teardrop headlights which are slowly evolving into one unit with the fenders, this running board style car is bathed in Bright Vineyard Green. Gently curving bulbous lines abound on this car, with nice gaps and deep paint. A tan convertible top with a clear glass window moves up and down effortlessly.
Wonderful warm wood pattern painted on the metal dash with aged cream gauges and saddle brown vinyl bench seats for the front and back and it just feels like an old friend. An original banjo style steering wheel fronts all this warmth. Plus, you 're going to need it if you venture out with no roll up windows to protect you! Unrestored side curtains come with the car and will help keep out the cold on a winter day. Beautiful clean warm carpet covers the floors as well as stitched saddle brown vinyl covering all the door and side interior panels. Like a cup of hot chocolate with some marshmallow on top, sitting right next to the fireplace.
The restored 221ci Flathead V8 is tucked neatly into a clean engine bay and presents nicely. A single 2-barrel carburetor is on top clean by an oil bath cleaner. There is a 3-speed manual transmission on this car as well as a 3.78 rear axle.
Also, the beneficiary of the restoration, no rust, and jet black straight frame there appears to have some patching for the floorpans but a fine job done on it. A clean X frame supports strong rust-free body hangers. Mechanical drum brakes are on all 4 corners.
This old gal started right up and ran beautifully and smooth. It has surprisingly good acceleration, nice handling and a smooth ride, most likely due to these nearly new tires seen all around.
A nice example very clean with no issues. Wonderful warm interior, green contrasting exterior and a Flathead V8 with snappy power, this is a nice car to grace us here at Classic Auto Mall.