By Vern Parker
It was about ten years ago, Pete Sanders recalls, when he and his wife Sharon were strolling through an antique automobile show when one the the displayed cars arrested her attention.
The car that set her pulse racing was a 1936 Ford DeLuxe Phaeton. Sanders agreed with his wife that the lines of the car were fetching but the couple was not in the buying mode that day and besides the car was not for sale. Since that day Sanders has not been actively searching for a 1936 Ford DeLuxe Phaeton but he has not forgotten about it either.
The summer of 2011 was almost gone when Sanders saw the Ford of his wife's dreams for sale on the internet. A broker of antique cars in Westport, Conn., had the car and he gave Sanders all the details he had which led Sanders to think it was a sound vehicle.