1935 Ford V8 Model 48 ‘Rumble Seat’ Cabriolet 2118337
Lot 630
1935 Ford V8 Model 48 ‘Rumble Seat’ Cabriolet 2118337
Sold for £17,250 (US$ 26,868) inc. premium

Lot Details
1935 Ford V8 Model 48 ‘Rumble Seat’ Cabriolet
Registration no. AVB 526
Chassis no. 2118337
Engine no. 2118337
The V8 engine was no novelty when Henry Ford introduced the Ford V8 in 1932, but never before had such an engine been produced successfully in large numbers and at so low a price. Styling followed the lines of the superseded Model A, but with an extra 25bhp on tap the newcomer boasted a level of performance in an entirely different league. Engine development proceeded at a brisk pace and by the mid-1930s the V8’s initial problems had been overcome and maximum power raised to 85bhp. A new X-member double-drop chassis on a longer (112”) wheelbase - introduced for 1933 - was the first significant improvement made to the running gear, while the first major styling makeover arrived on the 1935 season’s models. “Greater Beauty, Greater Comfort and Greater Safety” enthused Ford’s advertising, alluding to a range that had been restyled to be both lower and more streamlined. By this time Ford’s sole model, the V8 was offered in no fewer than 15 Standard or DeLuxe body styles. Of these, the DeLuxe two-door, two/four-seater Rumble Seat Cabriolet was one of the more expensive and rarer types with 17,000 being built in 1935, compared to a staggering 360,000 of the Standard two-door Sedan! Total Ford production for the year amounted to more than 942,000 cars.
Benefiting from past restoration, this right-hand drive Ford V8 Model 48 Cabriolet once formed part of John Mould’s ‘Paradise Collection’, from which it was purchased by the present owner and re-commissioned. Last used on the road in 1998, the vehicle is finished in black with beige upholstery and presented in lovely condition, with excellent coachwork, paint, brightwork, tyres and interior. Regretfully sold, it is described by the private vendor as in very good condition mechanically and offered with current road fund licence/MoT and Swansea V5 registration document.
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