1937 Ford 74 Series Tudor Sedan 

For consignment, a barn find condition example of the 1937 Ford Tudor Series 74 sedan.  This car will need extensive TLC mechanically as well as on the interior and exterior.  A project for the experienced restorer and you will possess a great amalgamation of Art Deco and Art Nouveau styling from the pen of Edsel Ford.  



Bathed in dark blue paint, this steel paneled, rendered with a running board, (albeit them getting smaller by the year), humped back automobile is striking in its design.  Rolling with teardrop headlights, a real nice vertical ribbed swept back V styled grille,  small bumpers, and blackened window trim, it’s all class.  Also, one has to love the large V and the figure 8 within it.  More vented airflow openings are on the side of the car’s hood and are trimmed with chrome.  Two doors and a rear seat, and of course the hump back trunk taking over from the nicely curved all steel roof.  The paint is in poor condition with plenty of chip offs, some black primer areas, and spotty rust, some surface some invasive, mostly seen in the seams of the cars fenders and running boards, and where the bumpers mount to the car and run through the bodywork.  Teardrop headlights mounted in curved wavy front fenders are a really striking feature of this car.  Dog dish hubcaps are on white painted steel wheels wrapped with 6.50-16 ancient rubber black wall tires.


Tan mohair abounds on this interior where it can be seen on the door panels which are nearly rotted away, and large front curved split bench sitting in a mohair covered tub.  An overstuffed rear “couch” if you will is in back.  The mohair on these chairs has long since rotted away revealing the stuffing in areas.  A dry rotted headliner is above and for the floors we see invasive rusted steel, surface rusted panels, and some holes that need attention.  Above is the simple dash in all steel that retains the factory instrumentation, steering column, wheel, and signal switch but the remainder of inserts in this dash leave us with holes and missing doors.  Some surface rust is also noted in this dash.  The Art Deco stying is in the bones of this dash; it just needs to be brought back.


A V8 with 136 cubes sits within a patina engine and rusted engine bay.   A single 2-barrel carb and a 3-speed manual transmission are noted for the drivetrain and it uses a 4;.44 rear axle.  This engine turns by hand but does not currently run.


Extensive surface rust and some invasive rust is seen from head to toe.  The floor pans have rusted through, the X frame seems to be unstable and will require further inspection and rockers and under fenders show some repairs and have some rust through.  This car uses 4 wheel mechanical drum braking, and front and rear transverse leaf springs for the suspension all in need of restoration.

Original looking exterior and an extensively damaged interior can all be brought back with the right talents.  Once completed you will have a real stunner with its design and styling.


Price: Auction

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