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Hershey | Lot 414

1934 Ford V-8 DeLuxe Roadster

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$80,000 - $100,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

12 October 2018


Chassis No.
18-1023262
  • Frame-off nut and bolt restoration to correct standards
  • Early Ford V-8 Club Dearborn National Winner, scoring 994 points
  • Rebuilt engine, transmission, and rear end

Having learned their lesson with the delayed introduction of a replacement for the venerable Model T, Ford wasted no time in bringing a new car to market to follow the popular Model A. Introduced in 1932, directly on the heels of ‘Henry’s Lady,’ the V-8 was largely a mild cosmetic redesign of the Model A. Its biggest advancement was technological. Powering the car was Ford’s first-ever V-8 engine, a marked technological improvement over the Model A’s four-cylinder. With minor design tweaks in the following years, the V-8 DeLuxe was and remains one of the most iconic and most sought-after cars of the 1930s.

This 1934 Ford V-8 DeLuxe Roadster is a superb example of the breed. Interestingly, it is a left-hand-drive car but has been equipped with a speedometer which reads in kilometers per hour. It has been beautifully restored to factory standards using all OEM and NOS parts. The engine, transmission, and rear axle have been fully rebuilt, ensuring many years of trouble-free motoring. No mere driver, though, the car is beautifully presented in Coach Maroon with an interior and top by noted restoration suppliers LeBaron Bonney. No expense or effort was spared in bringing this car back to perfection. The restoration efforts have paid off handsomely, earning a near perfect score of 994 points while winning the highly prestigious Dearborn National Award given by the Early Ford V-8 Club of America.

This is without question one of the finest and most collectable V-8 Deluxe Roadsters in existence today. It is a surefire trophy winner at nearly any pre-war show and would also make an incredible partner for driving tours and other enthusiast events.

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