Automobile, full size, Ford V-8 De Luxe, four-door touring sedan, Model 48, side valve engine, No. C18ZF9896, metal/glass/rubber, made by Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, East Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1935, used by Albert and Chris Betteridge, New South Wales, Australia, 1935-1984
This car is a right hand drive sedan with 30 horsepower side-valve V8 engine. The exterior is finished in dark blue with chrome-plated bumper bars, grille and windscreen frame, with stainless steel hubcaps and bonnet grille strips. It features a bonnet opens on left and right sides for access to engine; a single windscreen wiper on driver's side; lights which include indicators, headlights and fog lamps; a spare wheel attached to the rear bumper bar encased in metal cover; rear lights including indicators, reflectors and a single brake light on the right hand side; a nNumber plate holder also on the right hand side; rubber treads on the running boards and rear doors that open backwards.
The interior features cream and blue tartan vinyl material over the original dark blue leatherette upholstery; dark blue floor carpet; door trim of dark blue leatherette with carpet kick boards; a dashboard fitted with oil and fuel gauges, temperature and amp gauges, speedometer (reading 50,305 miles) and an odometer (reading 136.8); a clutch pedal, floor gear shift and hand brake; an indicator lever on the column of the three-spoked steering wheel; a light switch also attached to the column; additional instruments including a starter button, choke and throttle; a glove box compartment; a rear view mirror and two moveable sun visors. Each front door has an arm rest, a leather hand strap, a door handle and a window handle. At the rear of the single front seat is a leather hand strap, and there are two moveable rubber foot rests with chrome fittings on the floor. Each rear door has a leather hand strap, a door handle and a window handle (which is missing on the left rear door). There are separate arm rests for the rear passengers. The side back courtesy windows are operated by handles and slide sideways rather than up and down. There is an interior light and a venetian blind on the rear window.
Body type: Fordor touring sedan
Date : 1935
Engine: Side valve V-8, 85 bhp at 38000 rpm, aluminium cylinder head
Engine No: C18ZF9896
Transmission: 3-speed floor shift manual
Bore/Stroke: 78 mm x 95 mm
Tank capacity: 11 and a half gallons (52 litres)
Clutch: Single plate cushion type dry disc
Cooling system: Thermo-syphon
Suspension: Transverse springs front and rear, Houdaille shock absorbers
Brakes: Mechanically-operated 12-inch drums front and rear
Final Drive: Rear enclosed tail shaft 3.54:1 ratio differential
Wheelbase: 112 in (2.84m)
Turning circle: 40 ft (12 m)
Road clearance: 9 in (230 mm)
Weight: 27.5 cwt (1400 kg)
Final registration: MS 969
Service handbook: small soft covered book with colour printed covers. Title in red 'Service Handbook' with graphics of factory and engine. 201 pages printed in black on white paper, containing chapters on all parts of Ford, Mercury and Lincon Zephyr engines.
Repair manual: soft covered booklet printed on green paper. 48 pages containing chapters on all parts of Ford V8 engines and chassis made between 1932 and 1936.