Bench Seat, Convertible (Soft Top)
This is an older restoration. It has been garaged for the last 50 years or more. Certain things have been added or changed over the past 70 years to make it more functional (?), such as the 1936 electric fuel gauge, button start, and electric temperature gauge.
Red pinstriping matches the red Kelsey bent spoke wheels. Really sharp looking! There are a few chips here and there, most notably around the door hinges, hinge pins are stainless. The chrome bumpers are not perfect, some pitting, but not noticeable unless looking for it. Overall, a delightful vehicle that has been held dear for a lifetime. No accidents, dents, or scrapes. 8/10
All new springs in seats, which are beautifully upholstered in rich brown leather. The dash is chrome. LeBaron Bonney canvas top/side curtains with new wood framing underneath. Chrome could use a good treatment to deal with slight pitting. Hole for floor shifter altered for the 1939 trans to line up. Rearview mirror and vent windows are perfect. Windshield wiper motor needs rebuilding- all hoses are present, so ready to go when motor is hooked up.
Hydraulic brakes, 1940 rear with 354 gears. Runs very good, capable of highway driving. There is a very slight leak at the rear main seal, and the steering needs alignment.
Drive train is a 47 Ford flathead with a 39 syncro transmission. In The past 72 years this car has seen lots of changes. In all that time it's had one owner! Now that the owner can no longer drive, due to vision loss issues (he's 94!) .Thus he feels it is time to pass the keys to another, for the car to become some one else'sprideandjoy. .This is, overall, all a beautiful 1935 Phaeton. 8+/10 . << ClassicCarGuy.com >>