|From the John Holly Williams Collection at the local library. Date, location, names unknown.|
We do not know the occasion, nor do we know the exact location, although it does look a lot like the old 777 Sinclair Service Station/Brookhaven Auto Sales building that was featured in a posting here a while back.
(Feedback on that observation welcome here on comments or my Facebook page.)
~Henry Ford advertised the 1935 Fords as "Greater Beauty, Greater Comfort and Greater Safety." Rumble seats were optional in this model, which typically offered three-speed on the floor, a flathead V8 and 85 horse power.
Fans of hot rods and stock car racing know that Ford first offered in 1932, at affordable Ford prices, 8 cylinders and the first V engine, which is storied in the Beach Boys' song, "Little Deuce Coupe" -- deuce referring to the two in the model year.
~If this particular car were available for sale today, depending on condition and customizations, it could be worth anywhere from $15,000 to $70,000, and up. It would have been one of 820,253 total car production for Ford that model year. Some 33,065 five-window deluxe two-passenger coupes were produced that year. The original sticker price was $560 and it weighed 2,643 pounds.
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