1932 Ford Type 18 Special Vehicle Profile

Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Drauz
Ford Motor Company was already a major global automaker, with assembly operations in many countries, by 1932. The chassis for this unusual example of the new-for-1932 Ford V8 came from the Ford plate at Cologne, Germany. The 5-passenger Convertible Victoria body was built and finished by Drauz, a large, well-known coachbuilder at Helbronn, in the German state of Baden.

Coachbuilt cabriolets on American chassis were popular and prestigious on the Continent in the 1930s. Sometimes they were offered in limited series, as 'catalog customs,' by the original manufacturer. Such cabriolets make for interesting and, due to their extreme scarcity, often unique, collector cars today.

This Ford V8 was a relatively expensive, large and powerful car in the Germany of 1932. The cabriolet body crafted for it by Drauz was well appointed, with full leather seating, a burled walnut instrument panel, natural ivory control knobs and many other special touches. Features such as the coachbuilder's special hood, a grille with Lincoln-like thermostatic shutters and the European-style 'trafficator' turn signals resulted in a 1932 Ford V8 that had remarkably little in common with the standard Ford of the same year built for the U.S. market.

The owner has this very special Ford since 1973. It was restored from a very rough car with what can only be called loving attention to detail.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2013 1
2012 1
2011 1
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2013$16,500$16,5001
2012$93,500$93,5001
2011$68,200$68,2001
2007$73,710$73,7101

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 FORD MODEL 18 DELUXE FORDOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 1814767
Sold for $16,500
  2013 Preserving the Automobile : An Auction at the Simeone Foundation
 
1932 Ford Model 18 V-8 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 18179063
Sold for $93,500
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
 
1932 Ford Model 18 Deluxe Roadster
Chassis#: 18175325
Sold for $68,200
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
 
1932 Ford Model 18 Deluxe Roadster
Chassis#: B5166315
Sold for $73,710
  2007 Bonhams - The Jack Hogan Collection of Ford Motorcars
 

No Sale

1932 Ford Type 18 Special's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe 2016 Mecum : Kansas City$40,000  
1932 Ford Roadster 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$25,000  
1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe 2013 Mecum : Indianapolis   

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