1937 FORD 78-770 COUPÉ
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 225
Year : 1937
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : CBS 37
Chassis No. : AAPV0239460021269
Engine No. : 4G30427F5
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The world's first mass-produced V8, the legendary 'Flathead',
was introduced by Henry Ford in March 1932. With two banks of four
cylinders set at 60° apart and a capacity of 3,622cc, it developed
65bhp in its initial single carburettor form. The 'Flathead' was
highly amenable to tuning and rapidly became the engine of choice
within America's speed community and post war the standard bearer
for the world of hot-rodding.

Presented here is a model 78-770 which was exported from Canada
to the Dagenham and built as a righthand drive model. This time
warp example has the option of a rear, folding 'dicky' seat fitted;
ingress was via a step that projected from the rear wing and
occupants could enjoy equally luxurious trim levels as their
interior companions.  This car has undergone a repaint in,
what is thought to be, the original colour although the surface now
suffers from some cracking in places. The interior remains
untouched and original although would, we are sure, respond well to
a deep clean. A spare white-wall tyre is included and the
brightwork and woodwork is in reasonably good condition with all
period hub-caps in situ. Offered at no reserve, this charming
1940's coupé represents excellent value for money.

 

 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170