Lot 801: Ford Deluxe Phaeton
MODEL 40. Est. 140 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112" For the 1933 American Ford, Edsel wanted a more graceful design than the 1932 style. It was Edsel himself who came up with the idea of using E.T. Gregorie's British Model Y concept for the lengthened 1933 Ford. The draftsmen scaled it up, and the Model Y's proportions became, if anything, more beautiful in the process. For 1934, the grille was given a crisper leading edge and new hub caps were fitted. The Dingman Collection's 1934 Ford Phaeton was acquired in 1998. For the last 11 years it has been used as a vacation car at the family's property on the island of Nassau in the Bahamas. Its restoration has been well maintained and continues to presents well. The Dearborn Blue paint is in good condition, nicely contrasted with black fenders and Tacoma Cream wheels and matching pinstripe. The brightwork is in generally good condition, although some aging is apparent. Beige canvas is used on the top, which is vividly accented with brown piping. The seats are upholstered in brown leather, which although subject to regular use remain unworn. A modern stereo system has been unobtrusively installed, and in the process, the car was converted to 12-volt electrics. The engine has been rebuilt by Roush Performance Products, the details of which are listed in the front of this catalog. It is very clean and well detailed and has a state-of-the-art electronic ignition for reliable operation. The car is fitted with accessory wind wings and a rear-mounted trunk rack. Ford V-8 Phaetons have always been popular in the mountains and at the beach. This one is perfect for any vacation spot.
The Dingman Collection 2012|
RM Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire
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