1935 Ford 48 Slantback

Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis, MO



Year 1935
Mileage 70788
Engine 2218
Doors 2
Transmission Three-spee
Make Ford
Model Model 48

Model 48 1935

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Maroon
Interior Color Tan


1935 Ford Model 48 Deluxe Tudor Slantback

Exquisite build by Lloyd Duzell and owned by him until 2015

Duzell was a long-time Early Ford V-8 Club member who restored many vintage Fords over many years

221 CID Flathead V-8 engine with Edmunds aluminum heads, 12-volt alternator conversion, customized starter

Three-speed manual transmission

Maroon exterior and leather tan interior

Hydraulic brakes

Blue dot taillights

Original AM radio, antenna and speaker

1936 Ford hubcaps and rear wheel skirts

Dual spotlights and fog lights

Red custom pinstriping

Documentation includes Ford Approved Accessories Guide, original Ford V-8 instruction book, original sales catalog, Philco radio owners manual

Very tidy and highly detailed undercarriage, often a detail skipped with this era of Fords

Own this Vehicle from $569 per month-call 636-600-4600

What Depression-era car managed to dethrone Chevrolet in sales in the mid-1930s? Fords Model 48. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this fully restored 1935 Ford Model 48 Slantback. Lloyd Duzell, a long-time Early Ford V-8 Club member, built this car to a very high standard and it shows. Lloyed owned this Ford until 2015. Duzell restored many vintage Fords over many years.

Dressed in distinctive high gloss maroon, the cars paint and trim are in excellent overall condition. The cars five-windows plus its windshield are in overall fantastic shape, however there is some delamination at the right rear window. The cars lights, including its fog lights and blue dot taillights are clear and intact. This car also comes with dual horns. Note that this car only has a drivers side windshield wiper.

The Slantbacks bodywork is straight and solid, the battery looks new, the engine bay is quite tidy and the shiny chrome bumpers look great and fit well to the body. This Ford rolls on Goodyear Deluxe All-Weather wide whitewall tires, size 6.00-16 at all four corners. Within those whitewalls are 1936 Ford steel and painted wire wheel covers with center caps and beauty rings.

Inside is a brilliant tan leather interior. The front buckets and rear bench seats are in excellent order, as is the matching tan carpet. The headliner and three-spoke banjo-style steering wheel are in similar fantastic condition, as is the gearshift lever. While the speedometer and odometer work, the factory ancillary gauges are inoperable. However, there are a complete set of aftermarket ancillary gauges mounted below the factory gauges because the prove to be more accurate for actual driving this stunning classic. The clock in the glovebox door is inoperable but this car still maintains its original Philco AM radio, antenna and overhead speaker.

Underneath is a very tidy and highly detailed undercarriage, often a detail skipped with this era of Fords. It features many details such as a new gas tank and complete rebuilt suspension components.

TheModel 48was an update onFordsV-8-powered Model 40A, the company's main product. Introduced in 1935, the Model 48 was given a cosmetic refresh annually, begetting the1937 Fordbefore being thoroughly redesigned for1941. The 1935 Ford's combination of price, practicality and looks vaulted the company ahead of rivalChevroletfor the sales crown that year, with 820,000 sold.

The 1935 Ford was a thorough refresh on the popularV-8-powered Ford. Thefour-cylinder Model Aengine was no longer offered, leaving just the 221CIDV-8to power every Ford car and truck. The transverseleaf spring suspension remained but the front spring was relocated ahead of the axle to allow more interior volume. The body was lowered and new Center-Poise seating improved comfort.

Visually, the 1935 Ford was much more modern with the grille pushed forward and made more prominent by de-emphasized and more-integrated fenders. A major advance was a true integrated trunk on "trunkback" sedans, though the traditional flatback or Slantback was also offered.

Two trim lines were offered, standard and DeLuxe, across a number of body styles including a baseroadster, five-windowcoupe, three-window coupe, Tudor and Fordorsedansin flatback or trunkback versions, a convertible sedan, a woodystation wagon and newModel 51truck.Rumble seatswere optional on coupe model. An oil pressure gauge (costing $4) and two windshield wipers were optional. If one got the optional radio, it replaced the ash tray.

Documentation includes Ford Approved Accessories Guide, original Ford V-8 instruction book, original sales catalog, and a Philco radio owners manual.

Competition to this Ford in 1935 include Chevrolets two-door Town Sedan and Plymouths two-door Touring Sedan.

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 70,788 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!


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