I have a friend who is registering his 36 Ford sedan, which is the fast back without a trunk. Is this called a touring sedan or what? I need to know what Ford called this model?
As I understand it, in 1936, Ford called the sedans Touring sedans only if they had the built in trunk. The other sedans (popularly called slant back models) were just called Sedans (Tudor and Fordor models). The only extra storage was inside behind the rear seat on these cars. The spare was still mounted outside in 1936.
I'm fairly certain the Touring Sedan had the trunk. I don't know if the Calif. DMV has that much description on their forms. I know I had problems when I did my '15 Touring--it's listed as a "3 door Ford" !!!
I have looked through the only book I have for the V/8 cars and the picture posted below is all I can find. Hope it is of some help.
Best regards, John
You've not said if the car is a Fordor or a Tudor.
You would need to check to make sure there was consistency between Ford - US and Ford of Canada, but Canada marketed the '36 V-8 with the external access boot (trunk) as the De Luxe. The difference is that the 'lesser' type, with the sloping back, was simply called either a Ford V-8 Fordor or a Ford V-8 Tudor; the external trunk model Fordor was called the Ford V-8 De Luxe Touring Fordor. I'm not certain that Ford built a De Luxe version of the '36 Tudor?
Your local V-8 club should be able to confirm if this was the same in the USA.
How could I have possibly forgotten! The car is a Fordor sedan.
The standard cars had only one windshield wiper, one sun visor and perhaps only one horn. They ran a horizontal rod to the other side to run the other wiper. The center of the standard grill was painted black and the Deluxe was all stainless steel.
i`ve got a 1936 Tudoor sedan, exactly like the one pictured above---Paul
We have a trailer with the front hubs and wheels from a 36 ford that my grandfather once drove.