1936 Ford Model 68 DeLuxe Phaeton

For the 1936 model year, Ford introduced the Model 68 as a successor to the single-year Model 48. However, like its predecessor, the Model 68 would also have a limited production span of just one year. While maintaining the 112-inch wheelbase and overall body design, notable updates were made to the front-end styling.

The new design showcased fresh fenders and a radiator grille that extended further around the sides of the hood, featuring vertical bars. The hood louvers were redesigned, and an enlarged radiator was incorporated to enhance engine cooling. The reliable 221-cubic-inch L-head V-8 engine continued to deliver 85 horsepower, but several enhancements were implemented, including the introduction of domed aluminum pistons and new main bearings.

Among the DeLuxe models, the showcased vehicle is the elegant four-door Phaeton, which boasted chrome trim around the grille, windshield, and headlamps. Exclusive to the DeLuxe models were dual taillights and concealed horns, positioned behind screens in the fender catwalks.

Source: RM Sotheby’s