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Ford Model B Roadster V8 White '35

Ford Model B Roadster V8 White '35 (1935)

Reference Ch.3034
Make Ford
Model Model B Roadster V8 White '35
Type cabrio
Construction year 1935
KM 03967
Cilinder displacement 3622
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive

Ford produced three cars between 1932 and 1934: the Model B, Model 18 & Model 40. These succeeded the Model A. The Model B continued to offer Ford's proven four cylinder and was available from 1932 to 1934. The V8 (Model 18 in 1932, Model 40 in 1933 & 1934) was succeeded by the Model 48. It was the first Ford fitted with the flathead V8. In Europe, it was built slightly longer. The same bodies were available on both 4 cylinder Model Bs and V8 Model 18/40s. The company also replaced the Model AA truck with the Model BB, available with either the four- or eight-cylinder engine.

In 1934, V‑8 output was again increased, this time to 85 hp (63 kW), and the four-cylinder Model B engine was in its last year, as was the Victoria body style; nevertheless, there were fourteen body options, the Tudor being top-seller. The standard three window coupe was deleted.

Deluxes had pinstriping, again twin (chromed) horns, and twin back lights. Inside, they got more eloborate wood graining.

The '34 Ford V-8 is infamous as being the Bonnie and Clyde "death car". Both of the outlaws were killed in their stolen car in a May '34 ambush by law enforcement officers in Louisiana.

  •  Wheelbase : 284 cm (112 in)
  • Engine : V8 3622 cc (221 cu in), front-mounted
  • 16 valves
  • 1 Stromberg carburetor
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 85 hp at 3800 rpm
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