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1936 Ford Fordor sedan model 68 early V8 club flathead old paint scta barn find

Make: Ford
Model: Fordor model 68
Type: Sedan
Trim: Standard
Year: 1936
Mileage: 75,900
VIN: 182696533
Color: Black
Engine: 221 ci flathead
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 3 sp manual
Interior color: Brown / tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Los Osos, California, United States

1936 Ford Fordor model 68 Standard Additional Info:

This is one of the cleanest, unrestored "barn find" cars around. When we found the car, the plan was to repair what was necessary to make it a reliable and comfortable driving car by keeping it as stock as possible. I find it interesting that people are more attracted to this "old paint", possibly original paint car than some cars that have been completely restored.

Mechanically, the car is pretty sound. Drives ok, runs great and shifts fine, stops well and is very comfortable to ride in. The motor was rebuilt in 2003 at Barnes Custom engines in Bakersfield, CA. The car sat in a garage the majority of the time after the engine was installed. It is a correct 21 stud flathead, babbitt bearing block. It also has the correct Stromberg 97 carburetor without any issues. Pull the choke out a bit, pump the accelerator once or twice and it typically fires right up. The radiator was replaced around the time the engine was rebuilt and I just installed a correct (NOS) lever style radiator cap that is REALLY hard to find, not a reproduction. I haven't removed any dust from the outside of the engine as I think it adds to the character of this beautiful 80 year old car. The car still has stock mechanical brakes that work well. I have a binder full of detailed receipts of things repaired or replaced on the car dating back to early 2000's.

Note that the windshield opens as it should without any issues. Also, really interesting to note that in the lower passenger side of the windshield is the residual (ghost-like) appearance of where an "A" ration sticker used to be from 1942! it is a very cool additional conversation piece about the car. You can see this in the pictures posted.

The floorboards of the car were replaced before installing the interior. There were a few small areas needing attention, but since we were going all out for the interior we didn't want any issues to arise down the road.

The interior is absolutely beautiful! It was re-done using a full Lebaron Bonney kit; sound deadener was also installed throughout. Originally the standard model cars had a rubber mat for the front floorboard and carpeted rear. Since Lebanon Bonney doesn't offer a carpet kit for the front section, we asked the installer to stitch one up for us. He used the Lebanon Bonney rubber mat as a template to make the front carpet. The headliner was replaced as well.

The trunk section has a new wood panel covering the tool area under the carpeted trunk. The spare tire cover has new paint and when it was repainted the lock is stuck. I haven't worked to get it unlocked as of yet, but I have ALL the keys and all locks on the doors, trunk and spare tire cover work as intended.

The running boards are in great condition and have new rubber on them. The fabric on the roof has been replaced.

The car still retains the original 6 volt system. Though the headlights and single taillight work, the headlights are dim. Maybe the contact blades need cleaning or? I'm not exactly sure. We've only driven the car on day trips and this hasn't been a huge priority. All the dash gauges work. The fuel gauge doesn't read correctly. I was told when the new sending unit was installed, it may have been installed incorrectly. This is another one of those things I had intended to look into, but just haven't. I have the radio for the car. I was going to have all new electronics installed someday and install it.

The tires have good tread and are bias ply dated 2013.

Please, please ask any and ALL other questions you may have about the car. I'll answer to the best of my knowledge. If there are any particular pictures you are concerned about and want more detail, let me know and I can get it for you.

I have some extra parts that will go with the car, including a couple of spare rims and some original tools. I don't know if all the tools make up a "complete" tool kit for 1936 but I'll include whatever is there including the jack. Also, just purchased a new set of radiator hoses.

There are a few things that should be addressed on this 80 yr. old beauty.


1. Steering box slowly leaks fluid. I had planned to build and replace with a '37 box.

2. Currently there is no windshield wiper motor.


1. Grille and/or hood could be adjusted to fit a little better @ the hood ornament area.

2. Buyer may consider repainting the front fenders, but I feel this would take away from the originality of the vehicle; just wanted to mention..


1. As stated in the description, the headlights are dim. Haven't looked into the reason why.

There may be a couple other small things to consider, but these were at the top of my list of things to do. It really is just a very nice, original car that receives A LOT of compliments while driving around town.

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