1937 Ford Model 78 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Station Wagon
Ford became the first manufacturer to produce and assemble their own station wagon. The year was 1937 and was the same year that Ford began putting their headlights in the front fenders. The front grille had horizontal bars and a center vertical bar which came to a point in both sides of the hood. Located on the side of the hood were cooling vents. Under the hood was a eight-cylinder engine which produced 85 horsepower. It was mated to a three-speed manual gearbox which sent power to the rear wheels. Fender, radio, heater, clock, cigar lighter, radio antenna, sat covers, and more were offered as optional equipment. White sidewall tires were also offered at an additional cost.

This station wagon was found in a barn in New England after sitting for 30 plus years. The restoration took over two years.

There were 9,304 produced, about half of them had the plastic side curtains. Glass was an option for the rear doors and quarters for $20. The wood frame parts are made from hard maple, the panels are made from birch and the roof slats are made from basswood.
Deluxe Cabriolet
The big styling changes at Ford for 1937 were headlights mounted in the front fenders and an all-steel top. And the redesigned grille featured a sharper vee.  [Read More...]
Station Wagon
Chassis Num: 183519459
Sold for $85,100 at 2013 Bonhams.
Ford redesigned their Woodie wagons in 1935 by moving the engine forward to between the front wheels. The passenger compartment was lengthened and several other changes were implemented to complement the four-door station wagon. Ford's vertical integ  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013
Station Wagon
Chassis Num: 184005090
Sold for $121,000 at 2009 RM Sothebys.
Sold for $121,000 at 2009 RM Sothebys.
The Lincoln-Zephyr and the designer E.T. 'Bob' Gregorie had influence on the 1937 Fords. The pointed front-ends and the teardrop-shaped headlights recessed into the fenders were examples of this influence. This would be the first Ford with an 'alliga  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2009
Deluxe Phaeton
Chassis Num: A183820126
Sold for $45,700 at 2006 Worldwide Auctioneers.
This 1937 Ford DeLuxe Phaeton finished in Washington Blue over a deep Brown LeBarron Bonney leather interior was offered for sale at the 2006 Worldwide Group Auction held on Hilton Head Island. It was expected to fetch between $50,000-$70,000. It h  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
Deluxe Tudor Sedan
This car was pulled out of a barn in 1982 after being stored for decades. Originally bought by a Ford factory worker, it was stored during World War II after being 'undercoated' with gallons of black paint. It was used infrequently Post War then stor  [Read More...]
 
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