Lots of room in this 1936 Ford Phaeton, looking very sweet.
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This 1 off custom made 1936 Ford 2 Door Phaeton was designed & produced in the mid-70′s in Denver, Colorado & was known as the â€œPhantom Phaeton”.
It was a complete refabrication of a Tudor â€œSlantback” made into what was only a dream by Dick Verner.
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Â During the mid-1970s, Dick Verner of Denver, Colorado created the â€œPhantom Phaeton,â€ beginning with an original â€™36 Ford Tudor â€œslantback.â€ His work was quite remarkable and factory-stock in appearance, complete with a â€™36 Roadster cowl and reshaped upper body edges.
A mid-1960s Ford 289 replaced the old â€œflathead,â€ and the running gear remained unmodified.
Around 1985, Harry Conklin of Denver, Colorado, a well-known midget racer and early Ford V-8 collector, acquired the car.
In 1999, he sold it to Gary Vahling, also of Denver, who added a Mor-Drop front axle, â€™50 Mercury wheels, Coker whitewall tires and a 1950s-vintage Cadillac air cleaner.
In February 2000, the Phaeton graced the pages of American Rodder.
Under the next owner, the Phaeton was updated, with the stock three-speed transmission rebuilt and the 289 V-8 removed, dismantled and detailed.
The stock reciprocating assembly was retained, and upgrades included a mild cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM cylinder heads and Fel-Pro gaskets.
Other items included new electric and water pumps, a Mallory distributor, an MSD coil, an electric fan and all-new wiring.
A new LeBaron Bonney folding top and black Wilton carpeting were fitted, as well as â€™36 Ford brake drums, wheels, hubcaps and blackwall tires.
As offered today, the paint finish is very presentable.
The maroon vinyl interior retains the stock AM radio, ignition lock, instruments, steering column and â€œbanjoâ€ steering wheel, plus â€™36 Ford ashtrays.
The car has four seat belts, a full set of side curtains, halogen headlight bulbs, very good brightwork and modern 12-volt electrics.
The dual exhaust system features chrome extensions and a menacing note.
Beautifully modified, updated and maintained, the â€œPhantom Phaetonâ€ needs nothing more than a new owner to enjoy it.