The Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction

1936 Ford Cabriolet

To be auctioned on Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • Engine Displacement: 221
  • Transmission: Manual 3 Speed
  • Exterior Color: Tan
  • Interior Color: Tan

One of the few changes that Ford made to its popular passenger car line for 1936 was the addition of a Cabriolet model with a non-folding framed windshield and roll-up side windows. List price was $625 and the rumble seat option could be had for a whopping $20 at a time when the average household income was $1,713 and gas was 10 cents a gallon. The wonderful example offered here comes from an Alberta collector and the car is nicely equipped with options and accessories including dual mirrors, rear-view mirror with built-in clock, Ford fog lights, Ford stainless exhaust tip, dual exterior mirrors, wide whitewall tires, recently installed canvas top, rear-mounted spare and the aforementioned $20 rumble seat. The 221 cubic inch flat-head V8 starts effortlessly and idles smooth as silk. This cabriolet performs extremely well and runs smooth at highway speeds making for enjoyable cruising in town or out on the open highway. Refinished in the original colour of Desert Sand, it has been the recipient of a body-off restoration including the underside body floor pans which have also been sprayed body colour at time of restoration. With so many of these cars having been modified, original examples are becoming few and far between. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a great example of one of the few remaining 30’s convertibles.