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Lot 27

2014   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

1936 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon

SOLD $99,000

Estimate

$80,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

182234668

Car Highlights

Iconic Model Boasting Deluxe Trim
Handsomely Presented in Desert Sand Finish
Top-Quality LeBaron Bonney Upholstery

Technical Specs

221 CID L-Head V-8 Engine
Single 2-Barrel Downdraft Carburetor
85 BHP at 3,800 RPM
3-Speed Sliding-Gear Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Solid Front Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring
Live Rear Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring
Register to Bid

Arnel Kimmett, Littleton, Colorado (acquired new)Paul J. Meyer, Waco, Texas (acquired from the above in 1995)Current Owner

Ranking among the era’s most attractive automobiles, the restyled 1936 Ford models were offered with the Deluxe Accessory Group providing heightened amenities. The year 1936 also marked the transition of Ford’s rich, wood-bodied Deluxe Station Wagon from its utilitarian roots to a decidedly upscale family vehicle. Significantly, Ford Motor Company integrated station wagon production that year into its Iron Mountain facilities, yielding both production efficiencies and improved fit and finish.

Distinctively finished in Desert Sand, this example was formerly part of the Paul J. Meyer 1936 Ford collection. Mr. Meyer, an author and speaker, purchased this Ford in 1995 from Early Ford V-8 Club member Arnel Kimmett, who restored the woodwork, refinished the steel bodywork, replaced the top, and fitted the LeBaron Bonney upholstery. Mr. Meyer was the fourth owner of the vehicle, which is understood to have been purchased new by the Florsheim family for use at their Littleton, Colorado, estate. It was reportedly a favorite of Mr. Meyer’s and he was often sighted driving it around town in Waco.

Following Mr. Meyer’s passing, the vehicle was acquired by the consignor. Since then, the brakes, cooling and fuel systems, engine, and front suspension were examined, serviced, and adjusted for touring enjoyment, with the vehicle maintained in top form. Handsomely presented, historically significant, and lovingly cared for, this 1936 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon will provide a truly wonderful classic experience with room for the whole family.