1936 Ford Convertible Sedan - NO RESERVE
Price: - Item location: Greeley, Pennsylvania, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Other
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1936
- Mileage: 30,000
- VIN: 1936CONVERTIBLE
- Color: Cordoba Tan
- Engine size: V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Burnt Sienna
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1936 Ford OtherI require that you call me before bidding.I will cancel any bid placed without contacting me, citing eBay's example of inability to "verify the bidder's identity after trying all reasonable means of contact." I do not want to deal with lack of contact with interested parties, waiting days for contact after the auction end, etc.Call me before bidding.
1936 Ford Convertible Sedan5.601 were produced and 195 remain.
This is one of 117 remaining trunk models.
The car was originally registered in Michigan, and abandoned in New York City in 1956. The previous owner first saw it parked at a lower Manhattan police station, before delinquents set it on fire. This is how most of the upholstery was lost. It was towed to an encumbrance yard in the Bronx, where derelict vehicles were sold to junk auto dealers. The previous owner bought the car at the auction for $15, at the age of 26. This is where the car was picked up with a steel cable sling, wrapped around the rear of the body, damaging the rear doors.In his ownership, he cut the steering wheel lock so he could steer. He towed it home to Brooklyn, and stored it in a neighbor's garage for fifteen years, for $10 per month. It stayed dormant while he married and raised four children. In 1972, he moved to Pennsylvania with the Ford in tow.In that time, he also purchased a parts car, providing spare and replacement parts for many hard-to-find Convertible-Sedan-Only pieces as well as those destroyed in the fire.Unfortunately, the previous owner was never able to fulfill his lifelong dream of completing this vehicle. He recently passed away, and I was contacted to see if I was interested in it. I recently purchased a fixer-upper farm that I intend to retire to, and there is only so much time and space for so many projects. All of the sheet metal is original 1936 Ford. The top is oiled and folds fine. All four garnish moldings are included. I took the best of the parts to make one vehicle, and sold many extra pieces at Hershey last fall. The fenders and grill surround came from the donor vehicle. I received two engines in the purchase, and installed the cleaner of the two. I later found that the engine not installed is the correct '36 LB block. Both come with the vehicle. There are more spare parts available, though they will be offered to the buyer first.Clear title in my name.
I have dozens of photos. If you want to see specific areas, I can send what I have, or take additional photos within 24 hours.
For those of you who saw the car and parts at Hershey last fall, most of the parts have sold. The car was originally all Cordoba tan. The black fenders were put on, along with the grill surround, from the parts car that the previous owner saved. The rear fenders are from a regular sedan. The hoods, fenders, and other spare tin were sold at Hershey last year. The numbers on the hood and doors are from the auction that it was bought at, in the '50s. My son tried a few different methods to take the lettering off without damaging the Ford paint, though it was time consuming and did not have good enough results to continue.The car has a complete set of Convertible-Sedan-Only (from here on, C.S.O.) window trim. Our pristine set is sold. The set in the car all go up and down. Driver's door glass is perfect, like brand new. That window was down for 60+ years, since the day of the fire. The others were not as lucky. There is broken glass, as you'd expect from intense heat, and old age. The cable sling caused some damage to the rear window trim, though they still go up and down in the door. The trunk lid is in pretty great shape. It is CSO, and is flimsy by design. I hunted down a set of NOS CSO hinges. The taillights are CSO, and both present. The lower set of trunk latches are broken. I'm not sure if they are CSO or not, but I put enough effort into this car by that point. The trunk is what makes this car so rare, as they switched in April of '36. That date makes the LB motor the correct engine for the car.The doors all open and close better than you would have ever expected, especially for an open-top car that was in a fire. They work great. The inner handles are in poor shape. Some were lost to the fire. Others broke in our hands when we began assembling pieces. The tiny broken nubs have gouges from vice-grips.The CSO filler/support pieces that go between the front and rear windows are both there. The passenger side has the stud-bracket and can be inserted in place. The driver's side is missing the stud, so that will need to be found/fabricated. These are chromed, but all the pictures in Ray Miller's "The V8 Affair" show painted fillers.The spare deluxe dashboard goes with the car. This has the clock in the glovebox door, etc. The dashboard is specific to the Convertible Sedan and Station Wagon, without a hole for the windshield mechanism crank.
The rear window is included, with some fabric cut off of the burnt top. The top took some oil and a lot of little movements, but it now goes up and down without issue. The roof bows are CSO.I think that's enough information for now, that I can think of.
Other parts are available, with the high bidder being offered the right of first refusal. Some of these may go with the car, though that's up to my father.
Wheels, hubcaps, springs, brake/suspension parts, engine parts/accessories, closed car windshield, original accessory radio, aftermarket accessory radio, headlights, grill surrounds, grille and hood trim... and probably more tucked away somewhere, or at the bottom of the piles.
If you need additional information or have questions,call me.Mark Van Acker
until 9:00pm ESTI'll pick up, or get back to you at my earliest convenience.