Lot 422

Hershey 2019

1935 Ford V-8 DeLuxe Roadster

The Complete Collection of Jack Dunning


$57,200 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania



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  • Offered from the collection of Jack Dunning
  • Well-maintained older restoration
  • Properly sorted for regular road use
  • Numerous correct, desirable original features, including proper side curtains
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Few Ford enthusiasts would dispute Ford’s claim of “Greater Beauty, Greater Comfort, and Greater Safety” for its 1935 models. The narrower radiator grille lost its sharply vee’d base, and four horizontal bars helped accentuate the 1935 model’s new lower and more streamlined appearance. In profile, the Ford windshield was seen to be more sharply sloped than before. DeLuxe models had bright windshield and grille trim work, as well as dual exposed horns and twin taillights.

The DeLuxe Roadster offered here was acquired by Mr. Dunning already restored, with good-quality paint and interior, and has been well-maintained. He notes that he has done very little to it except sort it properly mechanically and drive it, as it had been correctly finished by an earlier owner. Mr. Dunning prides himself in even his “drivers” being set up as they were built, resisting any temptation to modify them for better drivability; like his 1933 Lincoln, the 1935 Ford was restored with its original mechanical brakes, “and when you set them up,” he notes, “they work beautifully.”

The car retains many correct original features, such as the proper heart-shaped windshield wiper motor, difficult to acquire if missing. Accompanying are a set of correct side curtains—nearly new, as Mr. Dunning never drives in the rain and thus has never been in need of them.

This is a very charming Ford that showcases the beautiful design of the 1935 models and is ready for a new owner to enjoy on the road next touring season.