1937 Ford Model 78 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: A183820126
|Sold for $45,700 at 2006 Worldwide Auctioneers.|
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
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.
One of the more attractive body styles for 1937 was this two-door cabriolet, which cost $850 new. The model shown here features an unusual color, turquoise blue, which became available in Spring 1937.
Both Standard and Deluxe models were available from Ford in 1937. Although this car was restored more than 16 years ago, it still shows well.
Chassis Num: 184005090
|Sold for $121,000 at 2009 RM Auctions.|
Sold for $121,000 at 2009 RM Auctions.
Station wagons were given a bench seat in the place of the individual seats in the second row. They were positioned to the left to allow easier passenger access to the third seat via the right side. The third seat rested on a raised platform that was rounded at the front corner, also for passenger access. Ford added a lift-gate with a glass window at the rear, another first for the Ford wagon.
By this point in history, Fords Deluxe Accessory Group had become so popular that a separate series of body numbers, signified by 'B', was adopted.
This 1937 Ford was purchased in 1997 after just emerging from long-time storage. It is an original car except for refinishing of the wood and reupholstering of the front seat cushion. The brown imitation leather roof is original and shows some signs of age. There are flaws throughout the vehicle but the sheet metal is straight and the doors shut well with even gaps.
In 2009, this Ford Deluxe Station Wagon was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in Monterey, California presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $75,000-$100,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $121,000 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2009
Chassis Num: 183519459
|Sold for $85,100 at 2013 Bonhams.|
Once completed, the wagons featured high quality lumber and a nicely styled utilitarian design. The long winters of Michigan's Iron Mountain region produced slow-growing trees with dense rings and brilliant color and unusual grain.
The 1937 Ford Woodie was given the same landmark revisions that the entire range received for that year. Updates included forward thinking aerodynamic styling distinguished by its 'bull nose', split windshield and teardrop headlights faired into the wing tops. All of these changes were inspired by the upmarket Lincoln Zephyr.
This black Deluxe Station Wagon was ordered new with dual windscreen wipers, dual side-view mirrors, fog lamps, Deluxe-model-only banjo-spike steering wheel, Deluxe dash, and wide-whitewall tires. It was given a comprehensive restoration in 2008 where every effort was made to preserve the maple and birch wood. A few tasteful upgrades were carried out including dual-tip exhaust, period correct alloy heads, and an all-wood rear hatch in place of the original metal- framed unit.
In 2013, the car was offered for sale at Bonhams Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $85,100 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013
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