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The Family Custom Car for 1936: Phaeton or Tudor?

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  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    The Family Custom Car for 1936: Phaeton or Tudor?

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  2. uncle max
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 905

    uncle max

    I'd go for the Phaeton for the family and finance a 3-Window for me and my mistress.
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  3. Yea maybe but a back seat has more room for future children
    And the making of such......
  4. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,059


    Definitely the phaeton. Then drive down to the Houser Top Shop.

  5. Phaeton for family......Roadster for me
  6. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,320

    abe lugo

    why wouldn't just buy a year old used? once the car drives off the lot it worth about 100 less. just find the high end 1935. The bodies are still very similar.
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  7. Either! anybody lusting after that 36 Tudor

    @bobbleed has a nice one for sale.
  8. 504640
    Joined: Aug 8, 2011
    Posts: 514


    Tudor, of course!
  9. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 990


    Phaeton hands down, but if I could score a used '32 or '34 for less well... :)
  10. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,435


  11. Gabe Fernando
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 309

    Gabe Fernando

    I think that this was the year that smoother lines had really started to 'kick in' for all makes.
  12. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 560


    Phaeton, hands down...unless the missus didn't approve of an open car then the Tudor.
    Can't go wrong either way as IMHO 36 Fords are one of the best looking products to ever roll out of Detroit.
  13. Tudor for me, thank you.
  14. no chevy dealer in town?
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  15. too many fords
    Joined: Jul 1, 2015
    Posts: 98

    too many fords
    from Las Vegas

    Building a Tudor touring right now, but I think the phaeton is cooler
  16. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,355


    Love the phaeton myself having a 35 Cheby :D
  17. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
    Posts: 451

    from tasmania

    phaeton wins any time , nasty old sedan na but I'm biased
  18. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,070


    Being 2 door fanatics, the choice is simple. For a family, we have to be practical in all parts of the country. here in So Cal, the weather is always great for the phaeton and that is what I would want. But, the other half and the rest of the family would like some better protection and warmth during those "cold-rainy" months that do show up yearly. The 2 door sedan would definitely do it for them. If you have ever driven in a top up convertible or phaeton, you would also think twice about the quality of the drive with all of the wind noise and flapping going on during the daily cruise. What is popular these days are the Jeep soft top enclosed vehicles. Those are definitely noise makers.
    The 2 door sedan is always the more practical family vehicle. YRMV
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,092


    Are we stuck with those 2 and the year? Otherwise I'm going back to 47, stash a 1/2 dozen or more Duesenbergs and custom Dietrich/Lebaron Packards, stop off at 72 and buy a 1/2 dozen select Ferarris, come back, be obscenely wealthy and buy/build all of my dreams. I suppose I'd have to keep a couple of the flips too. Hey, you said if I had a time machine so...
  20. 1927Tudor
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
    Posts: 188


    Tudor, please.

  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,440


    Phaeton. Then finance a 5 window.
  22. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,141


    1936 lovin folks stay tuned, a major 1936 Ford collection of coupes, sedans, woodies, sedan deliveries, and parts galore will soon be opening up for sale here in Nebraska. A spring time happening will be most likely. I have eyeballed this amazing assemblage and it is just beyond imagination. Stay tuned!!!
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  23. When I saw the thread title, I figured I'd be picking the phaeton. But looking at the two you pictured, I'd be sure tempted by the tudor!
  24. i think i would pick the phaeton...... 1936Chevroletphaeton_02_1200.jpg
  25. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,410

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    A convertible sedan would be the optimum solution... roll up windows and much less wind noise. Not as tight as a 2 door sedan but not bad... been driving one for over fifteen years. Only snag is it takes a while to put the top up or down.
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    Easy access, too.

    Just sayin'
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  26. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    from Tacoma, WA

    Owning both body styles, albeit different years, the Tudor certainly is the better more practical choice. This is especially true in the corner of the States that I call home.

    Top down in the rain is fun, but would get old real quick. Oddly enough, the sales literature for my '39 Tudor stated that it was the ideal family car, even over the Fordor, as small children in the back seat have no chance of opening a door.
  27. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,359

    from Mayberry

    convertible sedan -> phaeton -> 2 door humpback. yes I prefer the humpback. I'm one of the few

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  28. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 781

    from Mt

    Phaeton if I still lived in the Bay Area. Now that I'm in Montana, and it was -13 yesterday, Tudor hands down.

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