The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 178
1935 Ford DeLuxe Three-Window Coupe
$41,800 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
Model 48. 85 bhp, 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, and four wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112 in.
For 1935, Ford introduced a new design by Phil Wright, best known for penning the dramatic Pierce Silver Arrow. The public responded enthusiastically, returning Ford to first place in sales.
A rare, all-original, excellent three-window rumble seat coupe, this car recently enjoyed a professional body-off restoration. The flathead engine and transmission were rebuilt and outfitted for unleaded fuel. It has mirror-finished Cordoba Gray paint and an all-new chrome grille, bumpers, and trim. The tan mohair interior, leatherette rumble seat, floor mats, and whitewall Firestone tires are all new, and the car features a crank-out chrome windshield and a roll-down rear window. The all-steel Ford body is laser-straight, with good fits and excellent floors, and the car has a correct Ford radio, heater, and all of the DeLuxe equipment. It is ready to show or tour with confidence.