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Thanks Dean - proud moment for sure!
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Nice thread! Here is some pictures of a Tudor body i just bought here in Sweden.
I just put it in storage waiting for the right time to start the project, already have the drivetrain witch will be 401 Nailhead 400 switch pitch and a 57 Ranchero 9 inch and a new chassie.
Nice find! Looks like the body is in great shape, too.
Yes it’s a really nice body, minor rostspots fixed someway back in time an all wood i stock and superb condition, i’m just looking forward for the new issue of Rodders Journal to read about your car, i will have it in my mailbox i a couple of days. Micael from Sweden
you are off to a great start.subscribed , and looking forward to the build .how about a build thread
Magazines come and go in the car scene.
Losing PowerGlide Magazine from France (which featured a couple of Euro Deuces in the past) hit me hard though, as I truly liked it, especially the content and design. With a limited budget, Editor Etienne Butterlin did a fantastic job and I’m glad we worked so well together.
Note the Marchal headlights
That's cool, 34GAZ. Marchal headlights... Could be a French-built Tudor.
15 minutes of fame in the new Rodder's Journal (No. 81):
With or without fenders? Filip Rawoens' Tudor, Belgium.
with of course,they are too nice to leave off.
With the fenders looks much better to me!
That colour and style of car demands guards/fenders !
National Street Rod Association UK's 2019 Fun Run. Photo David Hodge.
Don't think I've seen this car before.
NOTE: This car sold on November 21st 2013 for $319,000 ...
Art of the Automobile
1932 Ford V-8 Cabriolet by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina
Chassis no. 18-81392
* European styling influencing American design
* Formerly owned by Sergio Franchi
* Beautifully restored to exacting original condition
* Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best in Class winner
Americans have always looked to Europe for design and artistic brilliance. Even in the 1930s, when the United States’ own coachbuilders and design studios were turning out sleek objects of desire, those same designers would travel overseas to absorb that certain, unmistakable élan. Italian designs, in particular, were light, sporting, and spirited, with a feisty personality all their own. That has never been more true than with the lines created by the Farina family in Turin, particularly Battista “Pinin” Farina.
Farina began at his brother’s shop, Stabilimenti Farina, but broke off on his own in 1928. “Pinin,” the youngest of the family, soon built himself a stature that defied his years, beginning with a Lancia shown in 1930 and continuing with a one-off Cadillac V-16 for an Indian maharajah. By 1932, four years after its founding and two years after its first body was beaten into shape, Pinin Farina had already achieved such fame that it was being noticed across the Atlantic.
The car offered here is believed to be the only Classic Era Ford built with custom coachwork by Pinin Farina. As the story is told, Ford Motor Company commissioned this car from the Italian coachbuilder as a styling study when they were considering options for the production 1933 Fords. Beautifully crafted on the iconic and American-built 1932 Ford Model 18 chassis, its design shows the influence of Pinin Farina’s earlier Lancias, with a sweeping beltline and smartly tailored roof, yet it also clearly mimics the production Ford bodies from Dearborn. It is clear to the casual observer that Pinin Farina wanted to see its styling carried out by the River Rouge. While that was fated not to happen, it would have been a beautiful thing.
Some five decades later, photographs of a unique Ford in Turin landed on the desk of a prominent American enthusiast. As he recently recalled, several years passed before he next heard of the car, by which time it had been acquired by Sergio Franchi. Franchi was one of the most famous enthusiasts of his era, as he was a passionate collector whose hobby became a well-known part of his public persona. At the time, he resided on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, and the gems of his collection, the Ford among them, were stored in the garage beneath his building. It was here that the American enthusiast finally came face-to-face with the Pinin Farina Ford, and he was able to acquire it for his own collection.
At the time, the Ford was in magnificently preserved, original condition, as photographs included in the file attest. It remained a part of his collection for some two decades before the consignor, a longtime friend, requested to purchase the car, with the hope of restoring it for an upcoming class of custom-bodied Fords at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2003. Knowing that his friend would do the beautiful Ford justice, the enthusiast owner parted with the car, and it was beautifully restored.
The work performed on this Ford is particularly outstanding. The restorer confirmed the car’s excellent original condition upon its arrival at his shop; almost all the hardware throughout is original and restored, as are all of the body panels. What could not be repaired was expertly crafted, using original parts as patterns and photographs of similar Pinin Farina coachwork on other chassis. The body was beautifully finished in a rich, dark green, with matching leather in a simple flat design over the chrome-framed individual front and rear bench seats. Overseeing all is a tan fabric top. The wire wheels are finished in a lighter green and shod in blackwall tires, which are both period-correct and a nod to this Ford’s distinctive European origins. These are the same colors and equipment that the car was fitted with originally.
The result of such glamour was that this car was, once again, the hit of the show. It was shown, as intended, in the Custom-Bodied Ford V-8 Class at Pebble Beach in 2003, and it won Best of Class, an astounding achievement. It was also shown in Antique Automobile Club of America competition, and in addition to achieving Grand National status, it was nominated for a National Award in the 2003 season. Later, it was displayed in 2008 and 2009 within the halls of the AACA Museum at Hershey, Pennsylvania. The result is an unparalleled level of achievement for a V-8 Ford, yet the car is also welcome to be shown at a variety of concours at which it has not yet appeared, and at which it will certainly continue to be a contender for major awards.
European design has always moved the world. In 1932, it even inspired the world’s foremost automaker. This car is that inspiration, presented with all the power that it had over eighty years ago.
Thanks for posting, Hemi32. Good-looking car for sure.
And last weekend: Cry Baby show, France. (Photos: Etienne Butterlin and Stefan Immke)
that was a hot w-end for sure and a great show another pic of the same spot
Was for sale in Lyon, France, a few weeks ago, a Belgium guy snatched it a week before I would fly over Lyon to check it out. I booked a flight already, but the seller said the Belgium guy was very persistent.
Asking price was €23,5K, made in 1938 according the paperwork. Mode was a ANF???
Build in Fremont France....
Very nice car, beside it’s redone pink interior.
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ANF is the small 12 hp 4cyl. Manufactured in Asnieres,not Fremont.That Fremont thing was added by whoever.'32's were sold in France up until late'34.
More Euro Deuces at Cry Baby #7, France, a week ago. (Photos old-rides.lu & Alexis Taccoen)
More from Cry Baby #7, France. (Photos Maria Sarrazin & old-rides.lu)
some more https://www.old-rides.lu/2019/07/01/cry-baby-7/
Two chopped Euro Deuces
(Photo Alessio Canone)
Jean-Luc Louasil's '32 Tudor, France.
Three Model Bs found For Sale on this website:
Just found this emblem that is in absolutely mint condition.Could be NOS.Same size as the '32 bezel emblem.German origin.Says Made in Germany -under the Ford script.Don't know much more about it.
Great find, Sheldon!
Not 100% Euro Deuce-related, but our friend Bob Miller (Dominique Meunier) got to see Ford's very FIRST flathead V8, during his visit of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. So cool.
a vanden plass model , for sale on "le bon coin " in france .
That leboncoin is a hell of a strange site to navigate . I,ve made the occasional visit over the years but still don,t get it .
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