Based in Dresden, Germany, Glaser coachworks excelled at cabriolet bodies, registering several patents for folding top and window lift mechanisms. After World War II, Glaser became perhaps best known for the run of about 100 356 America Roadsters which it bodied for Porsche. While the majority of Glaserkarosserie's work was on German marques, it counted German-assembled GM marques and Ford chassis among its important clients, making this dramatic four-seat blind quarter cabriolet on the 1936 Ford Deluxe chassis a significant example of the coachwork's products. It is distinguished by its enclosed spare wheel and tire recessed into the rear deck, the skirted rear fenders and the overall refined and balanced quality of the cabriolet coachwork and particularly the low windshield and top that tastefully balances the standard 1936 Ford nose and front fenders. Finished in Cream with Tan interior, cloth top and body accent and fitted with black wall tires which let the coachwork speak eloquently for itself. It also has a spotlight and a Ford radio to entertain the occupants snugly ensconced within the tight, weatherproof folding top. The paint has just been touched up and carefully cleaned but the bodywork is unrestored and visibly lumpy. Restoration should be straightforward and very rewarding because when completed this highly unusual 1936 Ford Glaser cabriolet will be welcome at a wide variety of events and shows. Even at street rod and custom shows its low -- nearly chopped -- folding cabriolet roof and skirted bodywork with sunken spare tire will be remarked upon with favor and received with distinction, a highly unusual duality of concept and use shared by only a few of the very best and most exclusive custom coachwork of the Thirties.
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