West Coast Classics are proud to present a very nicely built and customized 1935 Ford Model 48 DeLuxe 4 Door Phaeton Convertible with only 2,612 miles on the build!The final year of the Ford Phaeton was in 1938 and there are very few known to be remaining in existence today!
Ford, more than any other automaker, continued to produce open cars into the thirties, even as sedans and coupes took more and more of the market. During the period, open cars with glass side windows, cabriolets and convertible sedans, gained market share at the expense of roadsters and Phaetons, but Ford kept the fully open cars in production. The last Ford roadster was built in 1937, and, perhaps surprisingly, the Phaeton lasted only one year longer. As befit their nature, open cars were offered only in the DeLuxe model line in 1938.
This 1935 CA titled Ford Model 48 Deluxe Phaeton is one of the rarest of that years body styles and has been very tastefully customized and drives incredibly well with a Chevrolet 350 c.i V8 crate engine and power steering and power front disc brakes. The car is rust free throughout and all the body contours are correct, door gaps are even, and the doors shut well. Painted in a striking Red/Maroon with a Cream color interior and top.
This vehicles custom options include:
Stainless front bumper Chrome grille and shell Painted head lamps buckets with chrome trim & integral turn signals Heavy duty radiator Electric cooling fan Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetor Edelbrock performer aluminum intake manifold Chromed valve covers Mechanical fuel pump Mustang II independent suspension Power front disc brakes Power steering Louvered side aprons 3 speed automatic transmission Genie shifter Chopped windshield Etched wind wings Smoothed & filled body Shaved doors Hidden door hinges VDO White face gauges Chrome tilt steering column Budnik steering wheel Custom upholstered interior Carpeting Floor mats Rubber tread running boards Roof chop with custom folding soft top Wood top frames 9" rear end Factory 15" wheels with chrome trim rings & hub caps BF Goodrich Silvertown 215/78R15 wide white wall tires Wire wheel spare with cover Stainless steel dual exhaust system with chrome tips
The automotive breakthrough of the 1930s, Ford Motor Company introduced the V-8 in 1932 for its all-new 1932 models, offering the power, smoothness and prestige of more expensive cars. Matching Ford's renowned engineering was the V-8 Ford Model 48 line for 1935, restyled and a bit smaller and lower than the 1932-34 models. Ford promoted its 1935 line with the slogan: "Greater Beauty, Greater Comfort and Greater Safety."
Credit for the fresh new look from Ford rightly goes to Phil Wright, a Briggs Body Co. designer whose previous credits included the monumental Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow. Among their winning design cues, the new-for-1935 Ford models featured a streamlined overall design theme with gently flowing fenders and radiator grille that was repositioned forward, yielding a more prominent and modernistic look. New horizontal hood louvers conveyed a vision of speed and aviation-inspired gracefulness. As always, a wide variety of body styles were offered, including the Tudor and sedans, the five-window coupe, three-window coupe, convertible sedan, "woody" station wagon, roadster, and even the new Model 51 truck with exceptionally handsome car-like styling.
While long overshadowed by the 1932 and 1934 Ford models, the 1935 cars have aged particularly well and continue to carry a sophisticated presence with softer and less angular body lines that have only grown more attractive with the passage of time. One of only 6,073 examples produced in 1935, this 1935 Ford Deluxe Phaeton carried a $580 price tag when new and marks a wonderful example of one of the most popular American automobiles of the 1930s in upscale, open-air form to enjoy with friends and family alike.
As previously stated the Deluxe Phaeton is one of the rarest of any Fords built and 1938 was the last year for no pillars between the doors. This is the 1935 model 48 Deluxe and one of the few remaining examples of the last in a legendary line, this car truly represents the end of an era and is wonderfully presented and driving example for the Ford enthusiast to enjoy or indeed any pre war period classic car collector.