1936 Ford Model 68 news, pictures, specifications, and information
|Tudor Tourer Sedan|
The 1936 moved the engine forward 8.5 inches, body 5.5 inches wider, front springs moved forward of axle and rear spring rear of axle, resulting in what Ford called 'center poised ride.' Fenders were rounder, grille, hood, wheels were with more flowing lines resulting in a more fashionable car. The engine had a replaceable bearing with ventilated crankcase.
This Ford Tudor Sedan, when found in a garage, had been disassembled for 35 years. The owner spent one year and two months performing a frame-up restoration. The car has trophied at all five car shows since the restoration.
The car has a Leather interior; rumble seat; Steward Warner gasoline heater; radio; clock in mirror. This was the last year for outside mounted spare tire and freestanding headlights. It has a 6 volt electrical system and mechanical brakes.
792,000 Fords were built in 1936 and 11,000 of them being Cabriolets. This was the last year for outside mounted spare tire and freestanding headlights.Source - AACA Museum
The look was updated with a new grill, and now a number of new bodystyles. The Phaeton was a popular body, especially for those who still liked to ride with the wind in their face.
Ford made continued changes throughout the 1930's, but these earlier models marked a directional change for Ford that helped lead the company to the leadership position it enjoyed for many years.
Chassis Num: 82797048
|Sold for $69,300 at 2009 Worldwide Auctioneers.|
Sold for $63,800 at 2011 Gooding & Company.
Henry Ford owned his own forest, known as Iron Mountain, where he grew maple, birch, gum, and basswood. This was used for his station wagons, commonly known as the 'Woodies'. Framing and structure in these cars were of hard maple. Henry was very adamant about not allowing knots in the product. The side panels were of cross-grained exterior birch or gum plywood. Roof slats were made of basswood.
This 1936 Ford Station Wagon features front windows and side curtains for all other windows. There is a rare period radio, spotlight, dual white wall tires with trim rings, three-row seating, and metal spare tire cover. The 1936 Fords were fitted with equipment such as safety glass, dual sun visors, dual tail lights, dual hors, and even a cigar lighter.
This vehicle is chassis number 82797048 and has Murray Body Number 790-3523. It has a wheelbase that measures 112-inches and a live axle suspension with transverse leaf springs.
In 2009, this Model 68 'Woody' Station Wagon was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction presented by Worldwide Auctioneers in Seabrook, Texas. It was estimated to sell for $75,000 - $90,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $63,000, not including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009
|Deluxe 5-Window Coupe|
The 'new Ford' was introduced in October 1927 after months of anxious anticipation by the motoring public. The new car had some similarities to the Model T but was a very different automobile. Without doubt, the car's appearance was strongly influenced by the Lincoln motorcar, prompting many to refer to the new Ford as a 'baby Lincoln.'
Most significantly, the Model A was the first Ford that was truly designed - and Edsel Ford played a major role. By 1931, he had hired the company's first true designer, E.T. 'Bob' Gregorie, who became Ford's first design chief.
A variety of body styles were available for 1936, including the wood-bodied station wagon shown here. Total Ford production in 1936 was 791,812 units; of that number, 7,044 were station wagons.
This station wagon features a recent, complete restoration that was completed in 2008. The car has been the recipient of numerous awards, including best of class and best of show. The car has the original doors, but the top and tailgate were replaced.
Chassis Num: 181340730
|Sold for $50,600 at 2009 Gooding & Company.|
In 2009, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held at Pebble Beach, CA. It was expected to sell for $80,000 - $120,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $50,600, inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2010
Chassis Num: 182124899
|Sold for $39,600 at 2011 Gooding & Company.|
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell for $70,000 - $90,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $39,600 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2011
The Deluxe model featured an 85 horsepower, 221 cubic-inch V8 with a three-speed manual transmission. Only 3,862 were Deluxe Roadsters, the lowest production of any model Ford offered in 1936.
This vehicle is painted in a color offered in the spring of 1936; Light Fast Maroon. It features accessory spyder hubcaps. The vehicle was purchased from the widow of Dick Stickley. Mr. Stickley was a Ford Motor Company trim engineer and the first chairman of the Detroit Autorama held at the University of Detroit fieldhouse.
|Deluxe 3-Window Coupe|
This vehicle has an optional in dash electric clock and spider hub caps. It also features an optional rumble seat. Unique to 1936 is the method of access to the rumble seat. The front seat hinge lifts up and the passenger climbs through.
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