The Toronto Spring Classic Car ONLINE Auction

Lot : 474
1936 Ford Cabriolet Convertible

Auctioned on Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sold at $51,520

  • Engine Displacement: 221
  • Transmission: 3 Speed Manual
  • 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 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 and very nicely fitted 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. The paint is in generally excellent condition, however, the drivers side hood latch handle exhibits some minor paint loss. The leather interior is absolutely beautiful but the passenger side door panel skin needs to be secured and the steering wheel exhibits some hairline cracks upon close inspection. 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 a 30’s Ford Cabriolet.