1932 Ford Model A V8 CabrioletSOLD
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Estimate: $50,000-$70,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $99,000

Specifications:
65hp, 221 cu. in. L-head V8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, live axle suspension with transverse leaf springs, four-wheel mechanically-actuated drum brakes. Wheelbase: 106"

Five and a half million people (4.4% of the U.S. population) stopped by their nearest Ford dealers to see the Ford V8 when it was introduced on April 2, 1932.

One of these attractive traffic-generators was the $610 cabriolet. Equipped with rollup windows and a tight top, it was in sharp contrast to the basic $500 deluxe roadster. Customers who had endured winter or a cold, rainy fall drive in a Model T touring car could easily appreciate the style and comfort of a cabriolet or its four-door companion, the convertible sedan. The cost, the third most expensive model among Ford’s fourteen-model 1932 V-8 lineup, meant only a few were actually built and sold (5,499 V-8s and 427 Model Bs to be precise) but they were the stars of Ford’s 1932 line.

The 1932 Ford V-8 Cabriolet combined exceptionally comfortable and complete appointments with the inherent performance advantages of the 65 horsepower V-8 engine and Ford’s lightweight construction. It weighed only 90 pounds more than the Deluxe Roadster, imposing little penalty for its weather-tight construction and comforts. Offering the sporting flair of open-air driving in good weather, it was no compromise at all and just the thing for a jazz-age sport.

The McMullen Collection’s 1932 Ford V8 Cabriolet is a prime example of this rare and desirable body style. Handsomely finished in blue with black fenders and a black body accent, the interior and rumble seat are upholstered in tightly-fit chocolate brown leather complemented by a taupe cloth padded top and top boot with piping to match the interior. The 1932 Ford body design is nicely accented by dual side-mounted spares with polished covers, while the wheels are Tacoma Cream and the body accent is carefully pin striped in straw. An older and very careful restoration, the Ford is highly correct and remains an excellent driver.

Collectors will appreciate the weather-tight coachwork on tours and events and can be secure in the knowledge that this 1932 Ford Cabriolet stands little chance of being confronted with a similar example in any venue. It was a “swell” car in 1932 and it still is today

Reference Number 8680

as of 4/18/2007

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Car 1932 Ford Model A V8 Cabriolet
VIN 18T72946 
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