1934 Brewster Town Car

The 1934 Brewster-Ford was the brainchild of well-respected dealer and coachbuilder of J.S. Inskip. After years as president of Rolls-Royce of America and of Brewster & Co., Inskip had taken over the prestigious firm in hopes of saving it from the ever-widening net of the Great Depression. As sales of Rolls-Royces and custom Brewster coachwork waned, Inskip envisaged a less expensive Brewster to offer straight from the showroom floor, with the prestige and style of the Brewster name in a more affordable package. Inskip based the design on Ford’s ubiquitous V8 chassis, which was stretched to a 127 inch wheelbase and fitted with one of several body styles, distinguished by their flowing fenders and distinctive heart-shaped radiator grille, inspired by the tip of a fountain pen. Marketed and sold as Brewsters, the cars offered luxurious trimmings and exceptional quality with robust, readily serviced mechanicals.

This 1934 Brewster Town Car is one of fewer than 300 Fords bodied by Brewster and is offered in well-preserved condition, with an older, well-maintained restoration. It is attractively finished in a period-appropriate livery of gray over black fenders and black accent lines, with a black leather driver’s compartment and lovely tan broadcloth passenger area. Powered by a robust Ford flathead V8, it has been updated with add-on power steering for ease of use in a wide range of conditions. Luxurious, finely crafted, yet with humble underpinnings, the Brewster Ford is, as it was in 1934, a uniquely stylish bargain among coachbuilt motorcars. This vehicle just arrived, and a full description is coming soon. Please contact Hyman Ltd for more details.

 

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$125,000

Stock number 6988

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