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Engine
V-8
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
18-1184628

Description

85 HP, 221 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 18-1134528 Starting in 1932, Ford had become the first car in the low-priced field to market a successful V-8 engine. While some of those first cars had a few bugs to be worked out, this little motor was legendary with its performance abilities. Despite being in the throes of the Great Depression, Ford was still making a pr...

85 HP, 221 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 18-1134528 Starting in 1932, Ford had become the first car in the low-priced field to market a successful V-8 engine. While some of those first cars had a few bugs to be worked out, this little motor was legendary with its performance abilities. Despite being in the throes of the Great Depression, Ford was still making a profit and making cars. One of the most notorious of bad guys, Clyde Barrow, who with his girlfriend Bonnie Parker, had robbed a number of banks across the country, even wrote to Henry Ford and congratulated him on such a fine car stating, "For sustained speed and freedom from trouble, Ford has got every other car skinned". Ironically it was a duplicate to this Cordoba Gray sedan that this dangerous couple would meet their fate in an ambush less than six weeks after this letter had been postmarked. This beautiful example of one of the most attractive Fords has seen a full restoration and was awarded an AACA National First Prize Award in 1989. Powered by Henry's legendary "flathead" V-8, since its restoration. Equipped with a pair of chrome horns a built-in rear trunk and enclosed rear-mounted spare tire, with only a minor amount of attention it could be ready to hit the road. Despite its brown appearance, Ford called this color Cordoba Gray, and the interior is done in light tan mohair with simulated wood graining on the dashboard and garnish moldings. Considered one of the most attractive Fords ever produced the 1934 design and with over 102,000 copies produced, one of the best sellers ever seen. An outstanding example of one of Henry's greatest cars, this 1934 Ford needs to be in your collection.

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