- Offered from the Richard L. Burdick Collection
- Finely maintained older restoration in wonderful correct colors
- Highly detailed and well presented
- An impressive four-cylinder Ford with the iconic 1932 styling
While 1932 saw the landmark debut of the flathead V-8, Ford continued to produce its venerable four-cylinder engine, now under the hood of the updated Model B, largely to please Henry Ford who was, as always, resistant to major change. The new Model B combined the four-cylinder Ford’s vaunted, thoroughly proven durability and reliability with the handsome “Little Lincoln” styling of the new V-8. Indeed, from the outside the two models were virtually identical at first blush.
The Model B five-window coupe offered here, from the Richard L. Burdick Collection, is an older high-quality restoration that has been maintained to the same standard. The paint is very good, with only minor paint shrinkage visible on the hood. Panel fit is impressive, with even the doors seen to fit flush, and the interior is very nicely done, with tight seats and door panels, and properly fitted carpets. The dashboard, gauges, and steering wheel are all nearly like new, as is the engine bay, which has proper hoses and clamps, indicative of the level of attention given by the restorer.
Accessories include correct Ford script headlamps and a dual rear-mounted brake light, as well as dual side-mounted spares. The wheels are shod in Excelsior blackwall tires. At the time of cataloguing, the car had recorded just 9,720 miles, believed to be since the restoration was completed.
It is rare to find a Model B restored and maintained to the high standard of this example, which is sure to be a standout even in the most finely curated Ford collection.