One-off Holbrook of Wolverhampton-bodied 1934 Ford could best be described as modest luxury – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

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Over the years, we’ve profiled a number of Thirties Fords coachbuilt in Europe, but we—and the rest of the world, apparently—have missed this 1934 Ford bodied by Holbrook of Wolverhampton for sale on Hemmings.com. By the time Holbrook took on this project, the Depression had already forced Ford of Britain to introduce its smaller and less expensive Model Y, making the regular full-size Ford something of a luxury. The folks at Holbrook apparently thought the rich needed to go on an austerity program too, thus the leather upholstery, sliding sunroof, and bustleback added to this right-hand-drive example. It appears to have remained in use in some sort after the war, judging from the newer flathead V-8 under the hood, and it would be interesting to fill in that intermediate history between when the car appeared at the Olympia Auto Show and when it made its way to the garage where it now sits, ready for a refurbishment or a full restoration. From the seller’s description:

This is a very special one of a kind 1934 Ford was built for the “Olympia Auto Show” stand for 1934. “Olympia” was the most prestigious of the London automobile salon events. It was custom bodied by Holbrook of Wolverhampton and has a sliding sunroof and a leather four passenger true sport sedan interior. It is RHD

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