By Vern Parker
It can be argued that during the decade of the 1930s Ford never made an ugly car.
In 1936 Ford manufactured 21 models with prices ranging from $510 for a two-passenger, five-window Standard coupe to $780 for a five-passenger, turtle back, Deluxe convertible sedan.
A 1936 Deluxe Phaeton had a base price of $590 for those who wanted four doors, a top that could be folded down and no side windows.
A decade or so ago Art Zimmerli was shopping for a 1936 Ford roadster when he learned of a freshly restored 1936 Ford Phaeton that was for sale. It wasn't too far from Amissville, Va. home so he went to investigate.