1936 Ford Liberty Roadster
Ford built only 3,862 roadsters out of over 500,000 vehicles in 1936. This roadster was used and abused for 38 years. In 1974, it was rescued by a collector of 1936 Ford cars and parts, and stored in a barn in Connecticut for 40 years. After 40 years, in 2015, it was liberated and an artful transformation began. A walking Liberty silver dollar has been placed in a lighted bezel matching the gauges and located in the center of the dash. The addition follows an old tradition of placing a coin at the base of the mast to bring luck and good fortune in the ship's travels.
ENGINEERING AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
The 1936 Ford Liberty Roadster Boasts the Following Features and More!
- Body restoration was done with EMS panels by Donald "Doc" Thornburgh in Marion, Indiana
- Body refinement, Paint, and Assembly work performed by Glenn See and his crew at The Garaj Mahal® in Maryville, Tennessee
- A chassis from Fatman Fabrications became the Roadster's foundation
- Power is provided by an Edelbrock Racing Pro Flo fuel injected 380 hp crate motor and a 700 R4 SS transmission from Phoenix Transmissions
- While new technology in the form of fuel injection, serpentine belt, push button start, GPS speedometer and an in-tank fuel pump has found its way into the Liberty Roadster, much of the style is timeless old school street rodding
- 2 inch chop, bullnose trim, outside spare tire removed, straight rear bumper, and low stance
- Final shine on this black beauty is brought out by a professional application of Meguiar's products