<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480

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Lot 118
1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet

Sold for US$ 44,800 inc. premium
1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet
Chassis no. 18 2583480

221ci L-Head V-8 Engine
Single Two-Barrel Carburetor
85bhp at 3,800rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Desirable open top Cabriolet model
*Elegant Black with Apple Green pinstripe
*Peppy V-8 Power plant
*Classic styling and reliable engineering


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

By 1936 Ford still had an advantage over its competitors: it offered eight-cylinder performance at similar prices to the six-cylinder cars offered by other automakers. The public certainly didn't mind, either, flocking to dealerships to buy more than 700,000 Fords in 1936.

Although the '32 V-8s had been considered revolutionary, the '36 models were simply evolutionary. The initial casting and cooling problems had been rectified and now Ford was focusing on refinement. Power output from the sturdy three main-bearing flathead was 85 horsepower and those horses reached the road by way of a three-speed manual transmission and a solid rear axle suspended by leaf springs. Front suspension was also by leaf springs and beam axle, while stopping power came from mechanically-operated four-wheel drum brakes.

There's no question that the '36 Fords were good-looking cars. Although the main body shells were largely unchanged from 1935, a revised grille, hood side panels, more flowing fenders and a new trim made them look very different and more modern.

For the potential buyer back in the '30s, the choices were staggering. Ford offered a full 18 versions of its 1936 V-8 model. There were coupes and roadsters, phaetons and sedans, cabriolets and wagons, often in several trim levels. The offered example is a 1936 Ford Deluxe Cabriolet with a rumble seat and optioned with a radio and driver lights. Among most collectors, soft-top automobiles command far and away the most attention, both for their style and for their suitability to the way today's collectors use their cars.

The Ford has been elegantly finished in black with Apple Green pinstripes over a brown interior and features the desirable blue dot tail lamps. This Model 68 appears to have been treated to a thorough restoration prior to the North Carolina based current owner's acquisition of the car in the summer of 2015. The chrome is excellent, including good bumpers and very nice grille with a greyhound hood ornament. The engine compartment is clean and correct and the 221 cubic inch, 85 horsepower V-8 engine is backed by the standard 3-speed transmission.
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<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
<b>1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 18 2583480
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