Totally New Design

February 21st, 2011

1933 Ford Deluxe Phaeton © 2011

This was not a good year for Ford versus Chevrolet in spite of the fact Ford came out with a totally new body design, and upgraded the V/8 brake horsepower to 75. Ford total sales for 1933 were 334,969 versus Chevrolet 481,134. 1483 of these Phaeton Deluxe model beauties were produced. I’m sure not many still exist. I was fortunate to have seen one that had less than 10,000 miles on it about 22 years ago at a car show in Oklahoma. In looking ahead as I write this article, I find that Ford discontinued the 4 door rag top in 1939. Chevrolet had discontinued their rag top with the Standard model in 1935.