1936 Ford Convertible Sedan
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Sonoma, California, United States
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1936 Ford Other Original beige1936 Ford Convertible Sedan
Los Angeles broadcasting pioneer Art Astor was a man known for many things. A dedicated businessman, loving father and grandfather and prolific collector, Art was also known for his incredible devotion to the automobile, amassing a collection of 275 cars.In 2008, Mr. Astor began selling off his collection, continuing to part with his automobiles over the next 8 years. Sadly, Art passed away in 2016.
This triple-beige 1936 Ford V8-powered Convertible Sedan was one of the last remaining automobiles in Art Astor’s legendary collection. The Devotion Collection, the last 12 of the remarkable collection, featured the cars truly closest to Art’s heart. These are vehicles that Art felt so passionately about that he kept them the closest to him, through the end of his life and included prime examples of Pre and Post War American Classics.
This rare example of the Convertible Sedan differs from the cabriolet-style convertible offered at the same time. While both vehicles are 4-door convertibles, the Convertible Sedan incorporates the windshield frame into the sheet metal, instead of being bolted on. The most unique feature is the removable center (or B ) window pillars. When removed, they afford convertible open-air driving. Zip down the hard-glass rear window for flow through breeze. When installed, they allow for the operation of the roll-up door glass, for a weather-tight ride.
This gorgeous example is finished in its original Cordoba Beige, with beige interior and top, and shows exceptionally well for its older restoration. The car has been gone through from bumper to bumper, to ensure that the car runs, drives, steers and stops every bit as good as it looks. The red wheels and white-wall tires give it a pop of color and look every bit the part.
This car also features the rare and very desirable Columbia 2-speed rear axle. This effectively turns the car into a six-speed transmission. Operating as an overdrive, it is exceptionally effective at reducing engine rpm's at sustained cruising speeds.
Everything on this car works as it should, and with recent tires and battery, should be reliable for miles and miles. Great for parades, classic car shows, or classic car cruises.
Wherever this car goes, it draws a crowd of admirers.On Nov-07-17 at 11:28:40 PST, seller added the following information:
(11/7/17): Added additional photos. Any 'marks' on the upholstery photos are reflections only, upholstery flawless.