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Lot 13
1934 Ford V-8 Deluxe Five-Window Coupe


Selling on Wednesday

From the Ron Thorne Collection

CHASSIS NO: 18919280

• Frame-off restoration
• Proper ’34 Ford V-8 power
• Nicely optioned with complete set of Ford Script safety glass

221 cid V-8 engine, 85 HP, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle, Columbia two-speed rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical brakes; wheelbase: 112”

On December 6th, 1933, Ford staged one of its largest introductions of new models. The 1934 models had minor differences from the '33 models with changes only coming to the grilles, straight-line hood louvers, emblem design and ten more horsepower overall. Henry invited suppliers, vendors, news reporters, and automotive writers to the introduction and gave them gifts for coming to the preview days. The turnout was just what he was hoping for; a classic Ford success. Henry had convinced the public that his new V-8 model was a must-have, and sales would prove that. Public acceptance of the new ten-plus horsepower block boosted sales to levels not enjoyed since the introduction of the V-8 in 1932. In total 514,975 Fords left the factory with 513,063 of those being V-8s. Of the half million sold, a mere 26,879 people opted for the DeLuxe Five-Window Coupe.

This sharp 1934 Ford DeLuxe Five-Window Coupe is offered from the collection with a complete body-off restoration. The exterior was painted in a Ford DeLuxe color of Medium Luster Black with gold pinstriping on the body and newly designed hood louvers that add a touch of elegance to the overall appearance. It sits on DeLuxe optional Aurora Red wire wheels and Firestone blackwall tires. Attached to the rear is the spare tire with a matching cover as well as a luggage rack. Leading the way on this coupe is a chrome greyhound mascot radiator cap that cuts through the air, Ford Twolite headlamps, and dual chrome cowl lights.

Equally as impressive as the exterior, the cabin was restored to period-correct specifications. Rare and hard to find on these early Fords is the Ford Script safety glass which can been seen in all the windows. ‘34s featured a new dash layout, deleting the machine-turned instrument panel and now had the instruments mounted in an embossed platform featuring a mahogany color with walnut-grain effect that matches the window decks. Interior options include a roll-down rear window with a privacy shade, clock integrated in the mirror, and a radio with a speaker. With its mechanically sound flathead V-8 engine backed by a floor shifting three-speed manual transmission, this low production fully restored Five-Window Coupe is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner whether on the show field or on touring events.

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