1937 Ford Model V8-78 Pick-up

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Lot 160
1937 Ford Model V8-78 Pick-up
Registration no. CAD 94

Sold for £ 7,820 (US$ 10,286) inc. premium
1937 Ford Model V8-78 Pick-up
Coachwork by Briggs (converted)

Registration no. CAD 94
A genuine “barn discovery”, this Ford V8-78 has been lying forgotten in a disused cart store on the outer reaches of the Milligen farm for many years and will prove a challenging but rewarding restoration project for the dedicated Ford enthusiast. Originally built as a four-door saloon, it was adapted by local coachbuilders Tooley and Youngs into a pickup for use on the farm. It is currently lacking its gearbox and carburettor, though these may well have come to light by the time of the sale.

Launched in Britain in January 1937, the daringly streamlined “split-screen” Ford V8-78 was basically a right-hand drive version of the American V8-78. This model, which had more than a passing resemblance to its upmarket cousin, the Lincoln-Zephyr, was built at Dagenham between January 1937 and June 1938, with production totalling 4,331 units. It was perhaps the most handsome of all the epochal Ford V8 line. “Easy-action self-energising” cable brakes replaced the rod-operated braking of earlier V8s.
Most British-built V8-78 Fords had four-door saloon bodywork, although a handful of Club Cabriolets were also produced. With a top speed of 87 mph, the V8-78 was one of the fastest British family cars, and offered remarkable value for money at a basic list price of £230.

When correctly set-up, these V8s offer reliable all-weather starting and amazing traction and driveability, a truly versatile and useable vehicle.

Footnotes

  • A genuine “barn discovery”, this Ford V8-78 has been lying forgotten in a disused cart store on the outer reaches of the Milligen farm for many years and will prove a challenging but rewarding restoration project for the dedicated Ford enthusiast. Originally built as a four-door saloon, it was adapted by local coachbuilders into a pickup for use on the farm during World War Two. It is currently lacking its gearbox and carburettor, though these may well have come to light by the time of the sale.
    Launched in Britain in January 1937, the daringly streamlined “split-screen” Ford V8-78 was basically a right-hand drive version of the American V8-78. This model, which had more than a passing resemblance to its upmarket cousin, the Lincoln-Zephyr, was built at Dagenham between January 1937 and June 1938, with production totalling 4331 units. It was perhaps the most handsome of all the epochal Ford V8 line. “Easy-action self-energising” cable brakes replaced the rod-operated braking of earlier V8s.
    Most British-built V8-78 Fords had four-door saloon bodywork, although a handful of Club Cabriolets were also produced. With a top speed of 87 mph, the V8-78 was one of the fastest British family cars, and offered remarkable value for money at a basic list price of £230. When correctly set-up, these V8s offer reliable all-weather starting and amazing traction and driveability, a truly versatile and useable vehicle.
1937 Ford Model V8-78 Pick-up
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