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Lot 338
1937 Ford Deluxe Phaeton


Selling on Friday

From The Rockhound Collection

CHASSIS NO: 3881000

• Nice older restoration
• 1 of only 3,723 Deluxe Phaetons built in ’37
• Highly sought-after Phaeton model by Ford enthusiasts
• Finished in factory colors and accompanied with side curtains

221 cid V-8 flathead engine, 85 HP, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, rear-wheel drive; wheelbase: 112”

In 1937, Ford adopted an all-steel construction for its closed bodies while still offering a variety of open car options. The all-new 1937 models showed evidence of the new streamlined look, which grabbed the public’s attention and sold quite well. The headlamps were now tastefully incorporated into the front fenders for the first time, the grille was stretched and sloped backward, and fine horizontal bars decorated the front end and hood sides. The result was some of the best-looking cars of the decade. Out of the some-750,000 Fords built in 1937, just a scant 3,723 were Deluxe Phaetons, making them a rare breed indeed.

The Phaeton remains one of the most sought-after early Ford V-8 body styles, and this example retains those beautiful curves and lines thanks to a restoration of both the exterior and interior. Finished in its factory paint color of Bright Coach Maroon with a tan canvas top, the exterior color flows nicely into the interior where it meets the correct brown upholstery. Finishing the classy look, it comes with Ford accessory artillery wheels and a set of period-correct wide whitewall tires. Along with the newfound joy the next owner will experience when purchasing this rare Ford, a full set of side curtains, boot cover, and fender skirts are also included. Powered by a 221-cubic-inch 85-horsepower “flathead” V-8 engine, this beautiful Phaeton is backed by a classic three-speed manual transmission. Always looked after, since its finished restoration, this rare and desirable Phaeton runs smoothly and performs well, making this Ford an ideal car to take out on an afternoon drive.

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