A rare and charming Early V8 Ford with numerous period options and accessories, including a Columbia 2-speed axle. Lovingly maintained in terrific condition. Ready for enjoyment on the road.
This 1936 Ford V8 is a marvelous example of the rare and desirable Deluxe Cabriolet. Finished in Cordoba Tan with a Poppy Red pinstripe and tan interior, this car is one of the special so-called “Easter Edition” models which Henry would roll out on an annual basis, featuring unique colors and equipment. Finished in colors from the Lincoln catalog, and equipped with a Greyhound mascot, polished wheel spokes, and additional interior décor, it is comparable to the later “Super Deluxe” models, to use Ford’s parlance. This example has enjoyed many years of care and attention in the hands of enthusiastic collectors. The earliest history is not known, however this car was discovered in the late 1970s near Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Owned by an elderly woman, it was found in remarkably original condition. Two brothers from the area were able to purchase the Ford from her, and thankfully they chose to return it to factory-fresh standards. The brothers embarked on an extensive restoration, resulting in an AACA National First Prize in 1981. Since then, the Ford Cabriolet has enjoyed a charmed existence, enjoyed regularly and maintained in excellent condition with a light and appealing patina.
The Cordoba tan paintwork is in very good condition with a consistent and glossy finish showing only a few minor imperfections consistent with age on close inspection. The body is excellent, with all original steel panels and factory correct detailing. It retains its original trim and Deluxe-specific accessories, including dual tail lights, a rear-mounted spare with painted metal cover, chrome trim around the windscreen and grille, and dual fog lamps. It rides on the correct polished wheels, fitted with Firestone wide whitewall tires and original hub caps. The plating and brightwork all presents in excellent order, with straight bumpers and trim.