1936 Ford Custom, with tons of history and tastefully restored. My buddy Eddie Martinez restored the Carson top and It is a thing of Beauty !! He is a genius with Upolstery and Interiors.
Bottom Liine this car is off the Hook and if I did not already ahve my 36 I would snap this thing up Cuzz it is WICKED cool.
1936 Ford Roadster â€“ Early Style CustomOne of the Best Authentic 1940â€™s Los Angeles, CA Style This is a real Ford roadster that is set up the way they were done in California during the period 1940-47.
From the City of Los Angeles proper, east to Pasadena, south to San Diego, heading west to Santa Monica, or north to Santa Barbara, this was the most desirable custom ride of the time, and represents the high end of that restyling.
This particular approach is the most traditional, and yet timeless in its taste and appeal.
â€™36 Ford roadsters were few and far between even during the 40â€™s and 50â€™s, and were much sought after.
Finding one of this caliber is even more improbable when considering the former ownership.
The two owners prior to me, Ray Brown and Johnny Wolf, both of whom are extremely well known and respected original California hot rodders, engine-chassis builders, racers, and inductees to the American Hot Rod Foundation.
Ray Brown owned and drove this roadster regularly, then sold it to John Wolf, who also drove and maintained it impeccably.
The built Mercury flathead motor and drive train are a result of their efforts.
Anyone who knows these guys or does the research will attest to their skills at engine building and putting together old Ford roadsters.
Ray Brownâ€™s â€™32 Ford roadster currently resides at the Peterson Museum (they paid $135,000 for it in 1999, valued at $350,000 today).
Other legendary talent had a hand in this car.
Eddie Martinez built his final authentic Carson style padded top for this roadster, accurate in every detail and line.
He had the expert assistance and quality workmanship of David Martinez, also a Carson top and upholstery specialist.
David Martinez Industries was responsible for the exact replication of a 1940â€™s Carson or Gaylord interior, down to the proper carpet and contrasting binding.
Plus a spot-on set of side curtains.
The short list of period approved modifications done, with attention to period essentials, and were considered must haves in the 40â€™s: lowered (pre-War) stance, chopped windshield and posts, removable padded top with headliner complementing upholstery, solid hood sides, bull nose grill, â€™40 Olds bumpers, centered plate mount, smoothed deck and doors, â€™40 Ford 16â€ rims with Firestone wide whites, Hollywood flipper disc hubcaps, â€™40 Buick teardrop fender skirts, teardrop accessory sealed beam headlights.
Hand rubbed black lacquer of course.
Interior modifications and upgrades of the era include: â€™36 Ford three-window coupe seat and seat frame (backrest lifts up for access to trunk area), chromed dash, banjo steering wheel.
The two-tone rolled and pleated upholstery is done in the correct fashion of individually hand stuffed pleats and rolls with correct form and contour.
Chassis, engine, and driveline highlights: â€™40 Ford steering, original Ed â€œAxleâ€ Stewart dagoâ€™ed (dropped) axle, tube aircraft type shocks front and rear, â€™41 Ford dropped spindles and hydraulic brakes, â€™40 rear end with 3:54 gears, â€™39 Ford heavy duty 3 speed trans with early 26 tooth Zephyr gears.
â€™46 Mercury V8 flathead engine as built by Ray Brown and John Wolf to their usual specs: 284 cid, 3 3/8 bore, 4â€ stroke, J & E forged pistons, Winfield SU-1A cam, NOS early original block letter Edelbrock heads and early NOS Edelbrock super-dual intake manifold with a pair of NOS Holley 2110 carburetors.
Ignition 59A 12127 crab style distributor.
Original Fenton cast iron headers flowing into 22â€ Smittyâ€™s.
NOS original â€™36 Ford radiator.
The grill is perfect.
Car runs very fast and strong, handles and drives well.
This car was a low miles Ford, and retains all its original sheet metal and components that it was delivered with.
This roadster, was chosen from a very select number nationwide to participate in a limited gathering of famous, influential, or otherwise iconic customs, in a separate Building #9 at the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show at the Fairplex in Pomona.
This exhibit known as â€œCustoms Then & Nowâ€, organized by Axel Idzardi and Rik Hoving, displayed these representative historic customs from the early 1940â€™s up to the 60â€™s.
This automobile may be driven, shown, or added to a collection of real hot rods and customs.
Further technical points, photographs, and history of this roadster can be viewed at the following links: http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_car_photos/beautiful_custom_cars/vintage_custom_car-1/custom-car-shows-2011/gnrs-2011-custom-cars/gnrs-2011-customs-t/gnrs-1936-ford-zivot/ http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_car_photos/customcars_i_like/ford_custom_cars/36_ford_custom_cars/1936-ford-roadster–2/ http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=600051 Any questions or inquiries will be gladly answered.
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David (702)258-6449 In the true auction spirit and to maintain a level playing field for all bidders, reserve price will remain confidential.