1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster - factory right hand drive — luxury vehicle For Sale

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AU $80.000.00
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Fremantle, WA, Australia
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Right-Hand Drive
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Description for luxury vehicle 1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster - factory right hand drive

Super rare factory right-hand drive
1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster in Brittania Blue with original factory drivetrain.   Only 241 RHD roadsters were built for
Australia by Ford Canada.  It’s anyone’s
guess how many RHD roadsters are on the road today, probably a mere handful.  In the US, just 3,862 left-hand drive Deluxe Roadsters were built in 1936.  Even fewer are in original factory condition
as many went the way of hotrods decades ago. 
Although highly original, the roadster has had a few minor but essential
upgrades.  The original mechanical brakes
were upgraded to 1939-42 Ford hydraulic brakes, electrics were upgraded to 12V
and only recently, the car had turn indicators fitted for the first time in its

The Roadster sold for $560 when new,
and with its 85hp V8 motor could outrun most cars of the era.  It accelerates well by modern standards and
keeps up comfortably with traffic.  It
has a new twin system which gives a healthy burble from the 221ci flathead V8. 

I bought this car a few years ago from
an elderly gentleman in East Gippsland who had sourced it from South Australia.  It had been in his possession for over 30
years.  It was given a body off
restoration early in his ownership.   It
has done few miles since as indicated by the clean paintwork on the underside
of the body.

In recent times, I’ve replaced the
steering link, tie-rods, rebuilt the steering box (it was leaking), replaced
kingpins, relined all brake shoes, fitted a PBR tandem master cylinder, rebuilt
all 4 wheel cylinders and had the drums skimmed.  The brakes are surprisingly light given there
is no booster.  Both handbrake cables and
fittings were also replaced.

I sourced a 1940’s indicator unit,
converted it to 12V and fitted small inconspicuous LED turning lights under the
bumpers (similar to those used on motorcycles). 
No holes were drilled in this upgrade.

The car is fully carpeted through to
the rumble seat.  Numerous small items
have been replaced including battery, foot starter relay, speedo cable and
probably other items that I can’t remember. 

All factory gauges work as they should,
as does the horn and vacuum powered wiper. 

This car starts remarkably well first
time every time.  I can drive it anywhere
without reliability concerns.  I’ve
driven it to my work, which is an 80km round trip down the coast. 

dark Brittania blue duco presents beautifully, is not faded and has plenty of
lustre.  The paintwork at the rear of the
car has some hairline cracks as it was originally painted too thickly.  Most importantly, there is no rust, rust
bubbles or any indication that rust was ever an issue with this vehicle.  And there is definitely no filler. The
chassis, bodywork and brightware are in exceptional condition.  The paintwork on the underside has plenty of
shine too, indicating the car’s low use.

The engine
bay is factory correct down to the generator and cloth covered ignition leads.  I have not painted the engine, preferring the
original patina.  However, all bodywork around
the engine bay was painted during the car’s restoration and presents well.

The cream
canvas softtop was replaced during the car’s restoration and is in excellent
condition.  The fold out roof retains the
original timber and iron fittings.  There
is also a cover for when the roof is stowed, which is most of the time.  The roadster only comes out when the sun is

The roadster is on historic registration in WA.

to say, this is a rare, sought after vehicle, particularly in such good original
condition.   Feel free to contact me to
discuss an inspection.  I can arrange the
car to be inspected on a hoist if sufficient notice is given.  I am also happy to provide more detailed
photos and video for serious inquiries.

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