This right hand drive 1935 Model 48 is an extremely rare motor car. Featuring a relocated, larger 3622cc V8 side valve engine and transverse leaf springs, which sat outside the cars wheel base. The result was the Ford centerpoise ride which was as smooth as a swing and with lower slung body work.
The rear ‘dickey’ Seat accessed from rear side steps bring a unique charm to these wonderful cars.
This car has been the donor car of choice for the “Hot Rod ” community, hence unmodified examples of this great looking three window coupe are now so very rare. This is an original matching numbers car.
Built in Canada to right hand drive specification, chassis number 9707 did acquire its first UK registration (PDH 595) until 1st July 1952. The first owner was Geoffrey E Fenton. The next, Geoffrey G Jenkins of Walton on the Naze.
The Third owner acquired the car in 2010.
Today the car shows just 79,941 miles over the ownership of just three owners; this is a staggeringly original example. The history file for the car is truely unique with tax discs dating back to 1994 and the original UK buff log book. Detailed photographs of every step of the restoration will underwrite the investment appeal of this very rare pre-war model 48 Ford Coupe.
The car is presently the subject of a full restoration at PCC and will be returned to its original gleaming gunmetal grey paintwork.
Although currently with a 6 volt supply, the car will be converted to 12 Volts. A ‘Kenlowe’ fan will be fitted with a discrete manual override facility. The interior will be re-trimmed correct as period with wide wale cord. This will be done with meticulous attention to detail.
In addition, an early retro trip meter will be fitted such that this awesome pre- war car can regularly join the multiple regularity events which so welcome rare Pre War cars such as this. The Flat head 3622 cc V8 is a powerful engine in a light car! Able to compete strongly with the Pre-War Bentleys this fantastic engine blessed with torque will be a fabulous car for events such as the Flying Scotsman.
Fortunately in the US many of the drive train consumable service items can still be found, our early success in restoring “Bugsy “our 1935 roadster version is invaluable in fast tracking our imminent restoration of this car.
Any potential buyer will of course be able to follow the restoration closely and as such any enquiry is most welcome.
btw. Her name is “DD”
We welcome viewings at our premises here in Suffolk at anytime via an appointment so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Overseas visitors are most welcome and can be collected from all London airports with accommodation arranged. Should a classic or competition car be available for part exchange, we would also have no hesitation in sharing details.
Shipping and Delivery
Worldwide delivery of the car can be facilitated with ease. If in mainland Europe, Phil as always will be delighted to deliver the car personally via covered trailer. Beyond Europe International shipping is easily arranged too.