1937 Ford Half-Ton news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 2561708
|Sold for $13,475 at 2007 Worldwide Auctioneers.|
The big news from the Ford marque in 1937 was the redesigned V8 engine which had a modified block, crankshaft, and heads. The result of these improvements were better reliability and an increase in power. To keep their product very broad, they also introduced a sixty-horsepower version of the engine to appeal to the economy-minded consumer.
For 1937, the Ford vehicles were given a V-windshield. Most of the product line, both passenger cars and commercial vehicles, rested on a wheelbase that measured 112-inches. In many respects, they were visually similar to the Fords of 1935 and 1936. For the commercial trucks, the same running boards and headlights as in the prior years. The cowl and grill were slight restyled; these changes were necessary to fit the split windshield and various other changes made to the front end. In the back, the bed was lengthened by four-inches than in prior years.
For 1937, there were two trim levels available for the trucks. The standard model had a single windshield wiper, single horn, a grille with a painted center portion, and a painted windshield frame. The Deluxe version had dual windshield wipers, two chrome horns, chrome windshield frame, chrome center portion of the grille, and stainless steel trim around the hood louvers.
Bidding fell short of the estimated value, but since there was no reserve on this vehicle, the lot was sold for $13,475.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2007
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