Prior to the
announcement of the V8, Ford's line consisted of what was known as the
Model B. It looked like a Model A, but it had
an improved 4-cylinder engine. 1933 was the
first full year of V8 production and because of the success of the V8, the Model B was
Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Mass. was a company that produced custom cars
between 1934-1936. These cars were
recognizable by their heart shaped grills and flared fenders. The French Mathis Co., produced a car that was a
cousin of the USA made under the name of Matford.
In 1934, Ford
offered the Deluxe Roadster and the Deluxe Two Door Phaeton. New styling
in 1935, produced the first complete trunk offered on the Tudor and the Fordor.
May 1936, steel wheels were in and
wire wheels were out; the horns were moved into the fenders. In
1937, the headlights were moved into the fenders and the V8 Deluxe car buyers could choose
between two engines: the 85 HP and a 60 HP. A
smaller, 80HP engine was offered on the Standard cars.
remained the same during 1941 and 1942, as Ford and the other auto makers were starting to
produce cars and trucks for W.W.II.
1946, after the war, the American public began buying cars again, the styles remained
unchanged until 1949.
**** V-8 orders are "custom" - time between
order and ship date will vary.****