• Formerly of the Paul J. Meyer Collection
• Optional two-speed Columbia rear end
• One-year-only body style
221 cid L-head V-8 engine, 85 HP, three-speed manual transmission, live axle suspension and transverse leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 112"
The 1936 Fords have always been considered a milestone design and, in fact, it was one of their best selling model years when new. In 1936, you could still order your Ford in old-school body styles like cabriolets and sedan deliveries, and most collectors consider the 1936 models, with its gentle V-shaped grille and vertical grille bars, to be the best looking and highly sought-after of all early V-8 Fords. The legendary Ford “21 Stud” flathead V-8 had proven itself to be reliable, with parts and service easily obtainable. In fact, from 1932 to 1936, Ford produced three million flatheads.
This beautiful Club Cabriolet was a new, one-year-only, model in 1936, and with just 4,616 sold, it was destined to be gone from the line up by 1937, as the buying public embraced the sleeker, lower priced fixed roof models in larger numbers. Famed author and motivational speaker, Paul J. Meyer, purchased this car in February of 1995 after a long search – ironically, buying it sight unseen out of a Hemmings ad as he often did.
At the time, the previous owner, William Coleman of Duanesburg, New York, had recently restored the Cordoba Tan two-door to a high standard, and Mr. Meyer was thrilled with his purchase. It should be noted that Mr. Meyer assembled a complete set of 1936 Fords and this was a favorite. This comes as no surprise as it is quite capable at speed with the optional two-speed Columbia rear end.
Following the acquisition by the present owner at Mr. Meyer's Estate Auction, it has been kept in a climate-controlled facility, properly serviced and driven sparingly. Rarity and usability are both encapsulated in this 1936 Club Cabriolet.
1936 Ford V-8 DeLuxe Club Cabriolet