1935 Ford Model 48 German Special news, pictures, and information
The current owner located the car in March of 2005, in Portland, Oregon, through an ad on E-bay. The auction reserve hadn't been met, but a subsequent phone call resolved the situation amicably and the car relocated to Jacksonville, Florida.
The bodywork is from Drauz of Heilbrunn, Germany, and the chassis was built by the Ford Werks A.G. Koln, Germany. This is proven by the red Ford/Koln emblem and the German data plate. Notable European features include suicide doors, louvered hood sides, landau irons and German instruments. This is one of two examples known.
This is one of four known 1935 custom coach built Fords. The body is 'metal-over-wood' construction and is the only one of this style from the coach-builder. This is a classic German styled Cabriolet with the body channeled over the frame and the low side top with strong chrome landau irons giving the car a racy sleek European line. There are several unusual features of this auto including: Ford of Koln grill emblem (in red), suicide opening doors, louvered hood sides, frenched in spare tire and German gauges.
Chassis Num: 18-2640496
|Sold for $396,000 at 2012 RM Auctions.|
Ford introduced their Model 48 in 1935 and powered it with a flathead 3.6 liter V8 engine offering 85 horsepower at 3800 RPM.
This Convertible Cabriolet with coachwork by Glaser was purchased in 1936 by the Westermann family who escaped persecution by driving it to Belgium, then taking a ferry to England.
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