1936 Ford Panel Truck
1936 Ford Panel Truck
Panel trucks were marketed for contracting, deliveries, and other businesses. Often described as a small van, (based on the chassis of a truck or pickup truck), used mostly for delivery rounds, the British equivalent is a "delivery van."
For consignment, a 1936 version of the Ford Panel Truck. This truck is the beneficiary of a full frame off restoration, right down to every nut and bolt and performed by Reinholds Restoration. It is truly a stunning example inside and out and is as close to perfect as a car can get. No rust, just beautifully sculpted straight steel and an impeccable interior with a maple wood floor. All wrapped up to be an excellent presenter and driver.
Up front a shield style vertical ribbed grille leads the way and has a deep end of the pool Navy Blue covering all the steel surfaces. Gaps are very well minded, and all chromed trimmings are in excellent condition. Dual chromed horns flank the front grille and on either side are chrome bezel headlights encased in Navy Blue bowl cowls. We see french curved fenders hanging on either side and are connected by a running board. A dual cowled hood with some venting is seen upfront and as we glide rearward there are two doors. The rest is pure van. On back we see dual swinging doors for easy access to the cargo area and just below a curved bumper with some blue stripes in the mid section. Black side view mirrors perched on long stalks are attached to each door, and shiny V8 badged moon caps with trim rings also in chrome are surrounded by black steel wheels and blackball thin tires. Noted, a spare tire is mounted to the passenger's side and resides just behind the passenger door, on the running board, and is encased in more Navy Blue steel with a chrome trimming and a moon cap.
Pure utilitarian with a smooth black vinyl door panel supporting shiny actuators and window cranks. Moving inside we see a beautifully resorted Navy Blue painted dash with a simple 3 circle gauge cluster which has aged and mellowed to a wonderful cream color. The original steering wheel in black bakelite is fronting this dash and reached out to two front low back buckets which are covered in more smooth black vinyl. Rubber is on the floors and seen protruding is a shiny chrome long shaft shifter and chromed handbrake lever. Behind the seats is the fully restored cargo area which sports stained maple flooring and the remainder of the interior is battleship gray steel all perfectly preserved, painted and aligned.
A lift of one of the cowls and we behold a 221ci Flathead V8 painted in a utility green, correct from the factory. It is topped by a 1-barrel carburetor, has a 3-speed manual transmission on back and a 4.11 rear axle. Supple hoses, polished metal and pristine firewall are just a few of the highlights under this hood.
If you purchase this Sedan Delivery you will also need to purchase a large mirror to park it over and show off the perfect undercarriage. Nary even a hint of road dirt, all perfectly painted black steel, all looking like it just drove off the showroom floor. Transverse leaf springs provide the ride and mechanical drum brakes which are working like a charm, are on all 4 corners. Just perfectly restored leaving no spoken unturned.
A quick starter and on the track it drives like a dream. It felt like it had power steering; it was that smooth and easy when I got it rolling. All simple functions were working perfectly and that nut and bolt restoration by Reinholds' is well worth every penny.
Just a beautiful show example that could be a daily driver, but you would not want to foul all that perfection! A definite concours restoration down to every nut and bolt, and a real looker.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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