Lot 25

1934 Ford V8 Model 40 Sport Saloon

Coachwork by Holbrook of Wolverhampton

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$25,000 - $35,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Believed to Have Been Built for the Olympia Motor Show in London

Equipped with Large Sliding Sunroof

Among the Most Distinctive Early Ford V8s in Existence

Technical Specs

221 CID L-Head V-8 Engine

Single Downdraft Carburetor

85 BHP at 3,800 RPM

3-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Drum Brakes

Front Solid Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring

Rear Live Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring

As recounted by Mark Smith in a document on file, this fascinating 1934 Ford V8 is believed to have been constructed for the 1934 Olympia Motor Show in London. Built at considerable expense with coachwork by Holbrook of Wolverhampton, UK, the Ford features a well-preserved full-leather interior and a large sunroof over the front-passenger seats.

Finished in dramatic black with brown leather hides and carpets, the design features a fully enclosed rear-mounted spare. Configured in right-hand drive and appointed with numerous British components, this very distinctive Ford represents a fascinating chapter in the company’s heyday and was likely a showcase of the company’s venerable V-8 engine on foreign shores.

*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.

Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.


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