1934 Ford Roadster
In 1932, Henry Ford stunned the automotive world when he introduced the world’s first V-8 in an affordable car. Of course, the V-8 engine was nothing new to the motoring world, but in an age where one’s place in society was determined by the number of cylinders in their automobile, a V-8 for the common man was unheard of. Ford’s V-8 proved to be so powerful and reliable that it became the car of choice for noted criminals like John Dillinger and Clyde Barrow, whose chosen professions required an extremely fast and reliable car.
Fords for 1934 were only slightly revised from the previous year; quite simply the exquisite design required little improvement. Restyled hubcaps, redesigned side louvers, a few less vertical bars on the grille, and a new double pin stripe were just a few of the styling changes that made the 1934 Ford a truly gorgeous car. There were a total of 13 different body styles offered from Ford that year with anything from a Cabriolet to a station wagon available with V-8 power. The amazing example featured here is the sporty roadster that Ford offered new for the amazingly low price of just $525.
This roaster is a fine example of Ford’s sporty convertible image of the era. It is a former Dearborn winner that scored an incredible 990 points in competition. This roadster has been recognized as one of the best in the world by the Ford V-8 Club of America. Most impressive is its special order color of Coach Maroon, which adds greatly to its special appeal. Power for this roadster is the Ford V-8, which was rated at 85 horsepower. The impeccably clean engine compartment is proper and highly detailed. Best of all is that this fine Ford runs as good as it looks. No collection is complete without a Ford convertible and this excellent example of the early Ford V-8 is sure to provide years of enjoyment for both display and touring needs.