1932 Ford Model 18 Phateon
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Phaetons were originally called “tourings” and were the most popular choice in the early days of driving.
As a rare and wonderful variant in the evolution of the car, phaetons and their convertible-sedan cousins are highly valued today.
A phaeton is a style of open automobile without any fixed weather protection, which was popular from the 1900s until the 1930s. It is an automotive equivalent of the horse-drawn fast, lightweight phaeton carriage and once you’ve ridden in the back seat of a phaeton and almost been ejected from the hyperspace-speed wind whipping around the windshield, you’ll realise that the trunk that looks a lot like a back seat is not meant for humans, unless you duck :)
ABOUT THIS CAR
- What we know about this car is that its Australian assembled. It ended up in the USA, when it was changed to LHD and apparently used in movie sets there.
- Car came to NZ and was first registered here in Dec 2011.
- Its had two owners in NZ and us for the last 3 years.
- Car sits in our museum as an exhibit - No mechanical history - we have done nothing to it and haven't driven it much either but it starts first pop and runs well.
- Good body and paint
- Tidy upholstery
- Like new soft top
- Good tires - good battery and everything works.
- Slightly hot rodded - easy to put back to original or hot rod a bit more - your choice.
Successor to the legendary Model A, Ford's classic V8 was the favourite getaway car for a generation of crime figures in America in the 1930s and a huge hit with the public. In the words of Clyde Barrow an a letter sent to Henry Ford - he wrote "For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasn't been stricky legal it don't hurt enything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8"
In the face of worsening economic conditions, Ford's offered up multi-cylinder power and refinement at a price affordable to most Americans for the first time.
The Australian bodies had wood inner structure in the doors , and a seamless rear body panel and were set up for RHD. Ford Geelong archives indicate there were 792 Phaetons assembled in Australia...production commenced in August 1932 and ceased in September 1933. There were 445 Phaetons and 347 Phaeton Sports.
Car being sold as is where is.
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