Lot 225 - 1937 Ford 78-770 Coupé

Lot 225 - 1937 Ford 78-770 Coupé

Lot 225 - 1937 Ford 78-770 Coupé

Lot Number 225
Registration CBS 37
Chassis Number AAPV0239460021269
Engine Number 4G30427F5
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £19,040

The world's first mass-produced V8, the legendary 'Flathead', was introduced by Henry Ford in March 1932. With two banks of four cylinders set at 60° apart and a capacity of 3,622cc, it developed 65bhp in its initial single carburettor form. The 'Flathead' was highly amenable to tuning and rapidly became the engine of choice within America's speed community and post war the standard bearer for the world of hot-rodding.

Presented here is a model 78-770 which was exported from Canada to the Dagenham and built as a righthand drive model. This time warp example has the option of a rear, folding 'dicky' seat fitted; ingress was via a step that projected from the rear wing and occupants could enjoy equally luxurious trim levels as their interior companions.  This car has undergone a repaint in, what is thought to be, the original colour although the surface now suffers from some cracking in places. The interior remains untouched and original although would, we are sure, respond well to a deep clean. A spare white-wall tyre is included and the brightwork and woodwork is in reasonably good condition with all period hub-caps in situ. Offered at no reserve, this charming 1940's coupé represents excellent value for money.

 

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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