miercuri, 27 aprilie 2016

Ford V-8 DeLuxe Roadster 1934 - World Of Classic Cars -

Ford V-8 DeLuxe Roadster 1934

Henry Ford’s new V-8 was popular right from its April 1932 introduction. That car, a mildly restyled version of the Model A that it replaced, had a subtle cachet while also retaining a distinct marque heritage. Despite some teething problems with the new engine, the car performed well and quickly earned a reputation for spirited acceleration and sturdy construction.
For 1933, Edsel Ford wanted a more graceful design than the 1932 model. It was he who came up with the idea of using E.T. Gregorie’s British Model Y concept for the lengthened 1933 American Ford. The draftsmen scaled it up, and the Model Y’s proportions became, if anything, more beautiful in the process. For 1934, the grille was given a crisper leading edge, and new hubcaps were fitted. Mechanical changes included a new Stromberg two-barrel carburetor, good for ten more horsepower.
Ford V-8 DeLuxe Roadster 1934

The DeLuxe Roadster presented here has reportedly been judged at 985 points by the Early Ford V-8 Club of America in 2010, although judging sheets are currently unavailable. Distinguished as a rare Canadian-built model, it is equipped with the unusual options of rare dual side-mounted spares with covers, as well as dual horns and taillights, cowl lights, Kelsey-Hayes bent-spoke wheels, and wide whitewall tires. The body attractively presents in a deep Washington Blue with a tan interior, while the engine compartment is proper and detailed.