Monterey | Lot 256

1933 Ford V-8 DeLuxe Three-Window Coupe



$99,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California

18 August 2012

Chassis No.

Model 40. 75 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"

• From the Nick Alexander Collection

• Ex-Milton Robson Collection, with fresh professional restoration

• Desirable rumble seat and glove box radio

Ford’s 1933 line was dramatically redesigned, using scaled-up drawings from the attractive British Model Y. In keeping with the more flowing lines, the three-window coupe was given a more gracefully angled greenhouse. It was, in fact, the most streamlined of all Ford’s 1933 cars.

Noted Ford collector Nick Alexander acquired this DeLuxe Three-Window Coupe from the equally well-respected collection of Milton Robson, who had sent the car to respected restorer Ernest Allen. Allen sadly passed away midway through the completion of the project, and Robson kept the unfinished project, setting it up as a display piece, before its acquisition by Mr. Alexander.

After purchase, it was sent to Alexander’s own shops, responsible for a long line of Dearborn Award-winning cars in the Early Ford V-8 Club. It is particularly desirable because of its aluminum heads and manifold, rumble seat, and optional factory glove box radio. Alexander’s restoration team has just completed the car, finished in black with Aurora Red wheels and pinstripe. The upholstery is correct, rose beige mohair with taupe carpet, and the rumble seat is done in brown leather.

The wood grain dashboard is expertly restored, nicely set off by the engine-turned instrument panel in front of the driver. The rear window cranks down for ventilation or conversation with the rumble seat passengers. A lever next to the window crank opens the rumble seat. The engine and drivetrain are clean and correctly detailed. With fewer than 16,000 built, the DeLuxe 1933 Three-Window Coupe is rarer than either its 1932 or 1934 siblings. This car represents a chance to acquire a prize-worthy Ford for Dearborn Award competition or other national club recognition.

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