There's something special about the 1936 Ford 5-Window coupe. The styling combines the traditional upright grille with a streamlined body to create one of the best-looking cars of the period. This one remains faithful to the original idea with everything from the flathead V8 to the rumble seat, but it also has been painted to really show off those fabulous curves.
Many of these iconic coupes have been turned into hot rod over the years, but this one is more about an honest 1930s experience. The gently rounded fenders with their peaked crease through the middle, the highly detailed hood vents, and stylish rear with integrated spare tire – it all feels like this has all been transported intact from 1936. Furthering this experience are all the great brightwork detail – from the neatly dipped bumpers, to the original door handles, to the blue-dot lens taillights. And everyone loves the correct V8 wheel covers with iconic whitewalls. But really, we know your favorite part is the greyhound hood ornament that was reserved for the best Fords of the '30s. Because this coupe has such a stellar presentation, it was painted the kind of bright blue that will make people take notice from a mile away.
The interior looks quite authentic. We know there was some update to the gray fabric and carpeting during this coupe's lifetime, but it all remains in-line with the idea that this classic wants to feel authentic. That's exactly how to view this coupe. The steering wheel is well-worn from nearly 80 years on the road, and your hands fit nicely into grooves that were created over generations of drivers. Every button, dial, and knob is period-correct, to make this Ford feel like a time machine. You even tilt the windshield forwards and roll the side windows down to create the kind of breeze through the cabin that can only come from classic motoring. But the place you're going to like the best is outside the cabin. After all, an iconic rumble seat is great for everything from impressing the grandkids, to driving parade routes.
Open the hood, and the honest feeling continues. The 221 cubic-inch flathead motor is the ionic V8 that earned Ford its powerful reputation. This one has been dressed correctly to tell everyone at the car show that it's more about being a '30s machine than a hot rod. There's a similar situation with the exhaust that still makes that unmistakable flathead sound – a tune that you won't be able to get enough of as you row through the three-speed manual transmission.
It's time to get your hands on an exceptionally well-preserved '30s Ford – it even comes with original manuals. That makes for a fine cruiser that's looking to handle all your weekend fun. Call now!!