The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 231
1936 Ford DeLuxe Five-Window Rumble Seat Coupe
$33,550 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
85 hp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes, and a dual exhaust. Wheelbase: 112 in.
The recipient of both AACA Junior and Senior awards after a restoration twenty years ago, as well as a 1988 National Auto Club First Prize, this coupe has enjoyed a long period of success on the show field. It is finished in Washington Blue with a tan mohair interior. The interior is in good condition, with rubber mats, a banjo steering wheel, and both the original AM radio and vintage under dash FM receiver. The paint now shows some age in the higher stress areas, yet it remains in highly presentable order throughout, given the age of the restoration. Under the hood is a custom built flathead with aluminum heads, dual single-barrel carburetors, Mallory ignition and wires, and a 12-volt electrical system. The glass, trim, and chrome appear to be original and in presentable order. Other notables include an optional greyhound mascot, steel skirts, dual mirrors, and front bumper guard. With approximately 4,000 miles since completion, this coupe still shows well from top to bottom.