1935 Ford 48 Series Tudor Sedan Barn finds and rat rods are all the rage today, and for consignment we give you a barn find in 1935 48 Tudor humpback diamond in the rough. Rust and ravages of time have taken their toll on this Ford Humpback example, but with careful hands and some commitment financially, it can become your dream car. Think of all the possibilities, and if you have nothing else to do, you will be occupied for a bit of time. NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY Exterior Faded, oxidized and dented panels show on this example, which still shows its beautiful bullet pod headlights and V styled ribbed vertical grille and surprisingly only a little invasive rust around the fenders and running boards. The twin cowled and louvered hood remains painted in well patinaed factory Ford black. Some surface rust is evident on nearly every panel, but nothing that cannot be remedied. Good glass fills the passenger compartment and up on the roof is a black vinyl insert, as the technology of the day wasnt up to creating such an expansive piece of sheet metal. Intact but pitted and oxidized chrome decorated the front and rear of the car and we note the iconic humpback rear with a covered spare tire. Keeping this pre-war skate on the ground are Washington Blue steel wire spoke 16-inch wheels wrapped in dry rotted and cracked black walls. Interior In Gestalt theory we can maintain the whole is something else, or different than the sum of its parts. This car contradicts that theory as the interior is intact and complete but suffering the ravages of the last 88 years. The basics are there, but in the end, when youve put the time into this, you will have a whole that is more than the sum of its current parts. Camel tan mohair, torn and showing the seat stuffing, covers both the front buckets and expansive rear bench. Mohair covered armrests are attached to the rear side panels, all flanking the bench. Up front, a now surface rust and painted steel dash holds the antique cream factory gauges along with a few knobs and pulls but is missing one of its larger displays. In front of the passenger is a glovebox with a cream bakelite handle. Moving downward we spot an added heater assembly hanging just above the surface rusted steel flooring. We note that the heel/toe steel sections have been replaced with wood. Turning our heads skyward gives us a view of the torn and tattered hanging mohair headliner. Drivetrain A V8 with 221 cubes and possibly original to this car sits within a patina engine bay. Not perfect but certainly not left to rust away. A single 2-barrel carb and a 3-speed manual transmission are noted for the drivetrain. Way in the back a 4.11 geared axle turns the tires. Undercarriage A peek underneath allows us to view the all encompassing surface rusted frame, body hangers and flooring. The good news is we were not able to spot any serious invasive rust, even on the undersides of the running boards. A rusty single exhaust and transverse leaf spring, suspension is on all 4 corners, and juice drum brakes abound seen everywhere. Drive-AbilityOur consignor notes that the engine does turn over by hand but will need TLC to be able to run. As with any barn find the beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and this car is the quintessential example of such theory. The 35 Ford 48 Tudor humpback is truly one of the most beautifully designed cars Ford produced during the Art Deco era of car design and building. This example needs a good hand, and a creative mind, some blood sweat and tears to bring it back and roll it out of the barn. NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.