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  • Ford 68 1936 (Historic Plate) Brown


    Great history, right colours, right of the best documented, straight, California examples you will find anywhere! Multiple award winner in the states.

    This may be the best documented, original California example available. 65,000 miles. Original bill-of-sale, registration and original license plates. CA Ford dealer bought for his wife; in the same family until 2006.

    Restored 1994 includes rare options include "Pines Trim" dealer installed option, wind wings and hydraulic assist mechanical brakes. Straight, clean, unmolested, quality vehicle?this car is the real thing.


    The original owner - Mr. South
    On February 25, 1936, Mr. South purchased the Five Window Coupe for $585.00 from his local Ford dealership the Upland Motor Company in Southern California. The original Retail Buyer?s Order shows that he traded in his 1927 Model T Coupe for $40.00, and this document still remains with the car today!! At that time, city records show that he was the owner/salesman of the Company.

    In 1964, he moved to Arkansas, taking the coupe with him and the car remained in the family, even after his passing.
    In 1994, it was given a repaint of the correct original color: Cordova Tan. That paint job is currently in excellent condition.

    In 2006, the South family contacted a (distant) relation that they knew was into old cars, in Big Bear, CA. The car was acquired, and then began the process of freshening up the coupe. He kept meticulous records/receipts, and did the research on Mr. South and the dealership. The coupe even has the pair of original 1936 CA license plates..
    What is included with the Coupe
    Original Sales Receipt / Original DMV Certificate

    Old Titles / City of Ontario research letter

    Original ?36 CA plates / Original Hurd keys / Original tools, bag and jack
    All the historic / rebuild photos / All of the build receipts


    The body is very straight and clean, and has no scratches, dings, dents or rust anywhere. The paint is excellent, and has the red pin stripe and rims. The most striking feature is the very rare and much sought after accessory of the chrome Pines trim around the hood. These were manufactured by the Pines Winterfront Company, this full set of trim is authentic, and the original bumpers were rechromed in 2010. Another rare accessory is the pair of wind wings, which are designed to deflect the wind when driving with the side windows wound down. The coupe has the spare tire and cover with lock, tilt out windshield, roll down back window, the rumble seat compartment is correct and spotless, and the coupes fantastic lines are highlighted by the BF Goodrich wide whites.


    The LeBaron-Bonney interior is clean, correct and comfortable to sit in and drive, and even has its original door cards which are in great condition. Interestingly, when the radio was installed, the original ash tray was moved into the dash to the right next to the glove box. Modern temp and oil pressure gauges were added in 2007 . The tilt out windshield, roll-down rear window and door glass all work smoothly and there is zero wind noise driving down the road. The optional wind wings work great providing a nice breeze with no wind noise driving down the road. The glass, which is original is free of cracks and chips?the original WWII fuel rationing ?A? sticker remains affixed to the windshield as well as other period correct stickers including one for the presidential campaign for Roosevelt, Pearl Harbour and Bonneville sticker on the quarter glass.


    The Coupe starts right up, runs and stops great. The dual stainless Red?s Headers and Smithy?s give it a cool, mellow tone driving down the road. The engine compartment hosts the original ?36 LB flathead has been rebuilt (with all receipts) and has modern Mallory ignition including a Petronix electronic module, new battery, new Ignitor High Output coil, refurbed starter motor, the brakes are mechanical with hydraulic assist (another rare, early upgrade). Car retains the original 6 volt electrical system with battery mounted in correct original position under the floorboard.
    Receipts from 2007/08 for the following:
    The engine, which runs flawlessly, is a ?36 LB block with 0.060 overbore, NOS cast iron heads, competition bearings and camshaft, lite flywheel, Isky springs, 8BA oil pump, guides and valves, NOS rebuilt water pumps, hoses, belts, re-cored radiator, new motor mounts, fuel pump, fuse block and resistor, 6V cooling fan with switch, spindle bushings, wiring harness and loom, Mallory ignition, king pin bolt/set, service to rear end, full lube and new battery. A brand new ?Banjo? steering wheel is included with the vehicle (this car is a standard so is equipped with standard steering wheel). Also included is an extra matching spare tire and wheel (painted the same red color).

    This is a time capsule, rare and totally original car which represents a blue chip future investment!

    Purchase Details

    Opportunities like these don't come around very often, and could be sat in your garage for ?22000 OVNO

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      Cordoba Tan

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      Left Hand Drive

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    £ 22,000

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