Pre-War Beauty: 1936 Ford Tudor V8

This beautiful 1936 Ford Tudor is located in Bowling Green, Ohio and is being offered here on Hemmings as an auction. The car is bid to $11,000 and has met its reserve. The quality of the presentation is eye-catching, especially the detailed interior. There are 3 days left on the auction.

The newly upholstered brown seats, wool mohair headliner, door panels, and sun visors look exceptional and were sourced from LeBaron Bonney. Both the front floor mats and rear carpet are correct for the car.

The flathead V8 is stated to be period correct and the seller is not certain whether it’s original to this car. The venerable V8 produced 85 horsepower from the factory. The three-speed manual transmission sends power to a 4.33 geared rear end.

The car retains its 6V electrical system, headlights, and manual brakes. The radio is not working but this Ford is said to start fine with no smoke. The paint is said to have some blemishes and burns from aggressive buffing.

This car appears to have been well-loved and received proper attention over its life. Would you enjoy driving this, modifying it or just looking at its handsome design in your garage?


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  1. Keith Keith

    Nice! Looks like a Moonshine runner car back in the day.

    Like 2
  2. David K Sebben

    That is one beautiful car.

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  3. art

    Nice, very nice. Is it me or what that reserve price set way too low?
    This just looks to nice for that money.

    Like 5
  4. TimM

    I would love to hot rod a car like this but this one is way to nice and should be preserved!!! No way in my mind or in my heart could I do such a thing to a car like this!! It needs to stay just the way it is!!!

    Like 13
  5. JW454

    I’d have to add a World War 2 gas ration sticker to the lower right corner of the windshield just for fun.

    Other than that, trying to get the smile off my face while driving it would be my only issue.

    Like 3
  6. LARRY

    I’d love to just sit in it..look at that interior

    Like 4
  7. John S

    Barn find?

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  8. Roger

    Drop in a 350/350 with Mustang II front, a 9 inch rear, AC and enjoy it forever. I had a ’36 five window coupe and a ’36 fordor sedan with that combo. These are the most beautiful bodies ever produced by Ford, IMHO.

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    • 86_Vette_Convertible

      Get a replacement frame so you don’t butcher that up. Now add a Coyote 5.0, Tremec 6 speed and a Ford 9″ in the rear and if you wanted a hotrod, you’d have it. It would also be as Ford as was reasonably possible.
      On the other hand, a car this good looking should be restored to stock IMO and driven. I don’t see much that has to be done to get it there.

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    • David Conwill

      Lots of street rods already set up that way, no need to screw up another nice old car.

      I’m no purist, I’d probably throw on a pair of 81’s and dual exhausts, but no way would I rip out all the ’30s character to build a hot rod Pinto with a ’36 Ford body.

      Like 1
  9. Comet

    What a beautiful design!

    Like 1
  10. geomechs geomechs Member

    That could come to my place and I wouldn’t complain. Get out, drive it and enjoy it. Only things I would change is the fuel lines; I never run rubber between the fuel pump and the carb. Overall these were great cars and it is nice to see one that hasn’t succumbed to a hot rodder’s torch. These go very well the way Henry built them, mechanical brakes and all…

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  11. bigdoc

    Wouldn’t change a thing just enjoy driving it.

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  12. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry Member

    Buy, drive, enjoy.

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  13. Stevieg

    My fictional dream garage just got a little bigger, my fictional dream wallet just got a little smaller lol.

    Like 2
  14. C5 Corvette

    Very nice!

  15. Gaspumpchas

    I can hear the unmistakable purr of that flatmotor. Beautiful 36. Good luck to the new owner!

  16. ctmphrs

    You guys that talk about driving this car the way it sits must live where there is no traffic. You couldn’t drive this in SoCal on sunday morning.

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