RM Arizona 2016 – 1932 Ford Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster



You can really tell that RM photographer Darin Schnabel fell in love with this steel grey speedster.

We did too after seeing is incredible teardrop shape, aero-sculpted fenders and smoothly rounded nose.

Favorite element of the design must be the leather inner fenders.  So ingenious and pragmatic — they are touchable pieces of automotive history.

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RM Sotheby’s

Arizona

28-29 January 2016

1932 Ford Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster

 

Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sothebys

85 bhp, 221 cu. in. Ford flathead V-8 engine with a Stromberg 81 two-barrel carburetor, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf spring, solid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf spring, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 106 in.

  • As written and researched by renowned automotive writer Ken Gross
  • The first of three one-off custom speedsters built for Edsel Ford
  • Designed by Bob Gregorie and constructed by Ford Aircraft
  • Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance award winner
  • A highly significant landmark of Ford history and design
  • Never before offered for public sale

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