Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection
Editor’s note: This is the third in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January.
Completely restored after a 13-year search for the best new old stock parts, this 1934 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Roadster (Lot #2502) is loaded with numerous factory options, including the Greyhound radiator mascot, cowl lamps and twin tail lamps.
The car is powered by Ford’s revolutionary 221-cubic-inch Flathead V8 engine with 85 horsepower, backed by a 3-speed manual transmission. The hot rod rides on 17-inch wire wheels. The black paint has proper Deluxe Cream pinstriping.
Popular even in the midst of the depression, the demand for the 1934 Ford Model 40 Deluxe continued with custom car crafters for years to come. As a result of the car’s popularity, and with many being made into hot rods, period-correct restorations are rare.
This vehicle is a Dearborn National Champion after scoring a 993 out of a possible 1,000 points.
This ’34 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Roadster is scheduled to cross the auction block in Scottsdale on Saturday, January 17.
The Ron Pratte Collection will begin being auctioned with automobilia from Saturday, January 10 at 9 a.m. (MST) through Tuesday, January 13 at 1 p.m. Pratte’s vehicles first cross the block at 4 p.m. on Tuesday with lot numbers 2000 through 2109 and continue with lot numbers 2500 through 2530 Saturday, January 17.