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Bonhams Den Hartogh June 23rd

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25077/

9am, June 23rd

Bonhams den Hartogh Collection

Hillegom

The Netherlands

The den Hartogh collection was a Dutch museum dedicated to Ford product. Founded by Piet den Hartogh and inspired by the Ford trucks used by his fathers transport company, he fell in love with the Detroit companies products and bought his first Ford in 1956. Over the next 34 years the collection grew so large that Piets wife was moved to suggest creating a museum and this became an attraction in Hillegom, the Netherlands. Piet died in 2010 and the collection is now offered by Bonhams, the second Ford collection to be offered in June 2018.

Fully 188 of the 208 cars on offer are Ford products, 19 are Lincolns while there is also a single Mercedes-Benz bus thrown in for good measure, further 193 of the 208 cars on offer were made before 1945 so its a singular collection. My favourite Fords and Lincolns on offer are:
  •  1903 Ford Model A Open Tourer 68. Est. €55 – 70k ($65 – 83k). Very rare example of the first Ford. Although it could do the London to Brighton (its got a VSCC dating cert), its 8HP wont exactly thrill. A real museum display piece. Seems cheap.
  • 1905 Ford Model B Side Entrance Tonneau. Est. €55 – 70k ($65 – 83k). A completely different beast from the Model A, 24HP and more solid construction. 1 of 8 survivors. A unicorn car and very cheap for what it is.
  • 1906 Ford Model K Open Tourer. Est. €200 – 300k ($236 – 354k). The unique luxury Ford. 40HP and quality to match the best of Europe, now very rare and incredibly usable. 1 of 25 to survive, priced right.
  • 1912 Ford Model T Laundalette. Est. €15 – 25k ($18 – 30k). May not be original but a very interesting T.
  • 1913 Ford Model T Speedster. Est. €6 – 10k ($7 – 12k). A fun little speedster with a great look.
  • 1916 Ford Model T Calliope Music Truck. Est. €12 – 16k ($14 – 19k). A very usable, fun little Model T, will get invited to any fair or parade.
  • 1920 Ford Model T Open Tourer. Est. €5 – 8k ($6 – 9k). A nice, fun Model T that you could take the family out in
  • 1923 Lincoln Type 124A Brunn Phaeton. Est. €40 – 55k ($47 – 65k). A full classic Lincoln from the 1920s. Priced right.
  • 1924 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan. Est. €4 – 6k ($5 – 7k). A cheap way to go vintage motoring and a pukka classic besides.
  • 1927 Ford Model A 40 Standard Roadster. Est. €12 – 15k ($15 – 18k). A nice little Ford with a great look. Priced cheaply enough.
  • 1928 Ford Model AA Beer Tanker Truck. Est. €25 – 35k ($29 – 41k). Because who doesn’t like beer. Would be another auto that would be invited to any parade.
  • 1928 Lincoln Model L Brougham All Weather Town car. Est. €25 – 35k ($29 – 41k). Stately and very elegant. An older restoration and likely a very nice tour car. Priced a little cheaply.
  • 1928 Ford Model A Salt Flat Speedster. Est. €3 – 5k ($3,500 – 5,900) Cheaps as chips fun little vintage speedster.
  • 1929 Ford Model A Murray Station Wagon. Est. €12 – 16k ($14 – 19k). An early bespoke woodie. Lots of fun. Cheap enough.
  • 1929 Ford Model A Leatherback Murray Sedan. Est. €8 – 10k ($9 – 12k). A handsome little saloon on the Fordor principal. Priced right.
  • 1930 Lincoln Model L 7 Pass Touring. Est. €50 – 65k ($59 – 77k). 1 of 79 built in 1930, a proper classic with interesting Touring coachwork and a great look. Priced right if not a little cheaply.
  • 1931 Ford Model AA Closed Cab 229A Service Pickup. Est. €10 – 12k ($12 – 14k). A great way to play at being a “towie” and certainly cheap enough.
  • 1931 Ford Model AA Camper. Est. €15 – 25k ($18 – 29k). A gorgeous camper that could still be fully practical today and as such great buying. Much more interesting than a Kombi thats for sure.
  • 1931 Ford Model A Racecar. Est. €2,500 – 4,000 ($3 – 5k). Would be hilarious fun and thats the point, isn’t it?
  • 1932 Lincoln KA Type 506 5 pass Victoria Coupe. Est. €35 – 50k ($41 – 59k). A gorgeous Saloon KA, well worth the estimate, plenty of usability too.
  • 1932 Ford Model 18 V8 Type 40 Roadster. Est. €40 – 55k ($47 – 65k). A rare example in original, non hot rodded condition. Complete with rumble seat, Priced right for the quality.
  • 1933 Lincoln KA Type 515 Sedan. Est. €25 – 35k ($29 – 41k). An art deco Lincoln with the V12 engine. Lots of grand touring value for a reasonable price.
  • 1934 Ford 760 Cabriolet. Est. €25 – 35k ($29 – 41k). A nice, relatively usable little Cabriolet. Lots of fun. Priced right for the quality.
  • 1934 Ford Model 40 760 Van Rijswijk Convertible Sedan. Est. €30 – 45k ($35 – 53k). A custom Ford with Dutch coachwork, priced right for a car that is both usable and unique.
  • 1937 Ford 950 Autobus. Est. €30 – 40k ($35 – 47k). A lovely art deco bus that could be used for many outings. Seems perfectly reasonably priced.
  • 1937 Ford Model 78 Station Wagon. Est. €60 – 80k ($71 – 94k). A practical and handsome woodie. Both usable and fun. Priced right.

 Overall this sale is primarily of interest to Ford fans but it would still be worth attending if you are in the area and with every lot offered at no reserve and some very rare cars on offer it will be interesting to see the results.

RESULTS

Bonhams offered arguably the largest collection of FoMoCo motorcars ever offered with 207 examples of Ford and Lincolns finest production, most of them pre world war II as well (plus one Mercedes-Benz). Against a €4.25 million mid estimate total, they managed to gross €5.90 million or $6,881,917 and with every lot offered at no reserve they managed a 100% sell through rate. Bonhams appears to have taken a lesson from RMs Duemilla Ruote sale by providing super low estimates and encouraging bidding but whatever they did, they were successful with 119 of the 208 lots selling above their estimate.

The clear highlight of the sale was the very rare 1905 Model B Side Entrance Tonneau of which 7 or 8 of the original 500 exist. Against an estimate of €55 – 70k, it sold for €420k ($489k) or no less than 499% above estimate and was well worth it, especially compared to other classics of a similar vintage. Other lots to sell for more than double their high estimate included the 1931 Ford Model A Racecar at €21k ($21k) or 417% above, 1896 Ford Quadracycle Replica at €53k ($62k) or 341% above, 1913 Model T Speedster at €40k ($47k) or 302% above, 1929 Model 135A Taxi cab at €48k ($56k) or 202% above, 1930 Model A Snowmobile at €87k ($102k) or 191% above and another 19 cars beside.

Of the other big dollar cars, two sold well, the 1906 Model K Open Tourer at €345k ($402k) or 15% above a relatively high estimate and the 1903 Model Open Tourer at €144k ($167k) or 105% more than a fairly low estimate. The only big dollar car to sell poorly was the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe which fetched just €62k ($72k) or 22% below estimate. Bonhams must be very pleased with the sale and I am sure the Den Hartogh collection can offer a blueprint to further collection sales.


Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis #/VIN – Est. € – $ – N/R = No reserve

101 1922 Ford Model T Fire Truck 12886362 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 -9%

Red over Wood. Donated by Heineken to the museum. The bodywork wears a plate for ‘A. Bikkers & Zoon’, of Rotterdam who were known manufacturers of steam-powered fire apparatus in the late 1800s, and later diving helmets. A surviving period advertisement for the company shows that they were certainly also still producing vehicles such as this in the 1920s and clearly on a Model T chassis. The vehicle adheres closely to the Bikkers and Zoon style of engine, suggesting that it may well be one built by them, and this is further supported by the fact that on the old papers in its file dating back to registration in the Netherlands in 1964, it is already noted as being a fire engine. However, it is not known factually that it was delivered new like this. The old papers show that in those days it carried engine number 15125106, a very late 1928 series engine, which has been replaced by the current unit at some point, and the car has been listed as a 1922 example throughout. Restored.


102 1912 Ford Model T Cab Delivery 8374027 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/ €25,300 $29,469 1%

Blue and Black over Black. This C-Cab Delivery shows well, likely the subject of an older restoration. Fitted with a set of acetylene headlights and the accompanying running board mounted tank, an additional set of coachlights are hung just after of the cabin. While the body style is definitively 1911-1912, the engine appears to have come from a later 1923 example. The truck appears to have come from the USA into the Hartogh Collection in the winter of 1995. As an early, Brass-Era T, these cars really pop when their extensive brass trim and radiator surround are polished to a mirror finish. Add some personal signage on the delivery box and it is truly something not to be missed!


103 1931 Ford Model A Town car Delivery A45559451 €20,000 €25,000 N/R/€14,950 $17,414 -25%

Red over Black. The rarest of all Ford Model A body styles, the town car delivery holds a particular mystique in collector circles. Style 295-A was intended for urban commercial use as a light delivery vehicle likely for baked goods or floral use. The style is charming and charismatic but clearly did not find favor among buyers in period. Today, it is coveted by collectors. Meant as a “halo model” for the successful Ford Light Commercial line up, the high cost of this model and somewhat limited practicality likely stifled its sales potential. This Ford is similar in looks to the sedan delivery model but with an open driver’s area and a division behind the driver. The rear door was also distinct to this model. This style was often equipped with elaborate formal coach lamps emphasizing its higher end nature. Extremely rare in the market place, a Town Car Delivery has consistently been the rarest and most coveted. It is the “Holy Grail” of the Ford Model A collecting world.


104 1921 Ford Model T Depot Hack 4965320 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/
€11,500 $13,395 44%

Black and wood over wood. This vehicle spent some time in the UK prior to arrival in the collection. An old British ‘V5’ on file notes ownership with a Richard March of Tonbridge, and later to noted trader David Baldock as its last documented owner in 1996. It has clearly been the subject of much restoration work, taking the form of the popular Depot Hack with new wood and paint finishes.


105 1922 Ford Model T Depot Hack 365489 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/
€10,925 $12,725 37%

Black and wood over wood. With 6 seats, this Depot Hack Model T is sure to provide plenty of utility. Furthering this rugged simplicity is a lack of opening doors. Black paint and plenty of wood make for an attractive combination. The vehicle was first issued Netherlands registration in 1981 and today carries a modern registration card.


106 1923 Ford Model T Depot Hack 6989931 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/
€16,100 $18,753 7%

Black and wood over wood. Carrying a robust, attractive wooden body and rows of bench seating, this Model T has more than enough space to tour around with many passengers. The remaining body work is finished in traditional black and additional lamps have been placed on either side of the wind screen. The vehicle was first issued Netherland’s registration in 1979 and today carries a modern registration card.


107 1926 Ford Model TT Truck 13651492 €6,000 €10,000 N/R/
€9,775 $11,386 Mid

Black and wood over wood. The truck offered here is based on a 1926 TT platform, and by its engine number would have been built in the spring of 1926, in the twilight years of T/TT production. Today, it is configured with a ‘C’ Cab front and flat rear deck with stake bed sides. Wearing branding for ‘Dickenson Lumber and Hardware’ a business based in Al Hambra, California U.S.A, it is thought that it was used for promotional purposes and had previously been used at a saw mill. It has clearly been the subject of some refurbishment as all of the wood appears to have been renewed or built in recent times. It would appear to have left America in 1995 as there are import papers on file that denote importation into Holland in August 1995, when it became the property of Hans Sjoerds of Hilversum. One of the newer acquisitions, it is understood to have arrived in the collection here in 2014.


108 1910 Ford Model T Truck C485548 €1,500 €2,500 N/R/
€5,520 $6,430 121%

Black restoration project. A well-worn example with plenty of patina, this Model T truck is a perfect candidate for restoration. This early model has received modifications including a later style hood and truck bodywork. As shown by the CA prefix in the engine number, this T was constructed in Canada. Registration documents accompanying the car date to 1994.


109 1926 Ford Model TT Delivery A353663A €12,000 €16,000 N/R/
€14,375 $16,744 Mid

Blue, White and Black over Black. A vehicle of vast utility, this TT, with its beefed-up frame and rear axle, sports a delivery van body. As such, there is plenty of space out back for hauling whatever goods need to be brought to market. With fenders in black, a body in blue, and a white roof, this is a well styled truck. Additionally, it carries a modern registration card.A vehicle of vast utility, this TT, with its beefed-up frame and rear axle, sports a delivery van body. As such, there is plenty of space out back for hauling whatever goods need to be brought to market. With fenders in black, a body in blue, and a white roof, this is a well styled truck. Additionally, it carries a modern registration card.


110 1928 Ford Model AA Type 188A Side Tipper Truck A32065 €8,000 €10,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 15%

Green over Black. Finished with green paint and plenty of wood, the Model A truck on offer is a fine example of Ford’s follow up to the Model T. The single cab features a wood frame construction, and the interior is spartan with only a bench seat, pedals, shifter and a steering wheel. It remains in good condition, however, and there are only minimal signs of wear on the seat and floor boards. Behind the cab, is a large wood frame box. This is sure to be useful for hauling any number of objects and heavy-duty leaf springs in back ensure that the truck can handle the extra weight. The exterior presents in good condition, much like the interior.


111 1929 Ford Model A Murray Station Wagon AA4028514 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€16,100 $18,753 1%

Beige and wood over Black. This Station Wagon is an interesting machine in that it has a 1929 front end but a 1930 type 150-B body. Crafted by the coachbuilders at Murray, this example was likely a very late 1929 production example that was fitted with the newer body. Made of Ford famous Iron Mountain timber, the richly stained wood is offset nicely by the cream and black paintwork. Likely the subject of an older restoration, the car shows well today. According to its Modern Dutch Registration, this Ford entered the Netherlands in 1975 and joined the Hartogh Collection in 2014. Then as now, they are the perfect vehicle in which to pile in the family for a picnic or ride to the beach. With its open air, windowless sides it offers plenty of ventilation on a hot day.


112 1931 Ford Model AA Closed Cab 229A Service Pickup AA4834317 €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€28,750 $33,488 139%

Blue over Black. The 229A Body option was built for Ford by the Briggs Manufacturing Co., being offered as a $715 option from January 1931 through to February the following year. Unusually this offering seems to have been only a modest success. Ford expected that the take up by garagistes, repair men and service stations would be into four figures and commissioned 1,000 units from Briggs, but in actuality barely half of that run were shifted, and the designation/option retired once the BB succeeded. This example shows the fully equipped effect, having both the 229A service body and the additional auto crane as well. In keeping with many of the commercial vehicles it has been liveried with Den Hartogh branding. For a long time this Pickup has been displayed in the Den Hartogh Museum as if in action lifting a Ford Model A Station Wagon up for retrieval/repair. It is clear that this demonstration is something that has been going on in the Netherlands for decades, as according to an old log book on file, the vehicle has been on the Dutch roads since the mid-1950s. Its ownership continues to be listed through later documents and it appears to have arrived in the collection in 2010. A correct and original example of the model, this would make fun paddock or rally support vehicle.


113 1929 Ford Model A Closed Cab Stake Bed RF6064 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€14,950 $17,414 -1%

Grey and wood over Black. A truck that provides plentiful utility, this 1929 Model A shows in fine condition. It appears to have been refurbished at some point and presumably has not seen a large amount of use since the work was completed. The body is finished in an understated grey and the fenders are finished in black. The stake bed out back is constructed using wooden planks and will surely haul sizeable items. A lack of complete documentation leads to the story of this truck being not well known. What is present, however, are importation documents dated to 1989. It can be assumed that the vehicle has been in the country since at least that year.


114 1929 Ford Model A Budd Panel Delivery A2786927 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 Mid

This Andalusite Blue and Black Panel Delivery joined the Hartogh Collection in 2014. According to its Modern Dutch Registration, it came into the Netherlands in 1975. Well presented, it is fitted with an auxiliary horn, extra driving light, and a Boyce Motometer on a dogbone radiator cap. While the body dates from 1928/29, the engine is from very early 1930. These practical commercial vans can still continue to serve their intended purpose today—with plenty of space on the side to promote a business and room within to transport goods.


115 1931 Ford Model A 130B Closed Cab Huckster Delivery A4542842 €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 5%

Dark Green inside and out. This Delivery Model A features a standard truck cab and front bodywork. Behind the cab, however, is a specially constructed, extended bed. The structure is completed using wood and the tailgate folds down for easier loading and unloading. This Ford appears to have been restored at one point in the vehicle’s life. As such, it presents in good condition with little signs of apparent road use on the exterior. The early history of this utilitarian vehicle remains a mystery to this day. According to documents accompanying the vehicle, this Ford has been in the collection for several decades. This is surely a fine example of a final production year of the venerable Model A. For those looking to fill their Ford collection with the wide variety of body styles constructed, this is one not to pass up.


116 1929 Ford Model A Mailtruck A3221127 €15,000 €20,000 N/R/
€39,100 $45,544 96%

Olive Green and Black over Black. Bodies for the Model A delivery trucks were specially designed by the Postal Service and constructed in Ford’s body building shops. The bodies were made of wood and mounted on the standard 103-inch-wheelbase Model A Commercial chassis, using the Ford’s steel cowling and fenders. The standard Model A powertrain, a 40hp 4-cylinder L-head engine displacing 200.3 cubic inches (3,282.3cc) with three-speed manual transmission, was utilized for the Postal Service trucks. Because their wood body construction did not weather well, few of the Model A Postal Service trucks have survived the ravages of time. It is estimated that fewer than 20 authentic examples remain today. This Mailtruck has been nicely restored and finished in its correct dark olive-green paint with black hood and fenders. Documentation on file indicate that the truck came from the USA to the Netherlands in 1989. Exceedingly rare in the USA, let alone aboard, it is very likely that this is the only Mailtruck outside of the country of its birth.


117 1930 Ford Model A Ice Cream Truck A4482688 €10,000 €15,000 N/R/ €36,800 $42,865 145%

Joining the Hartogh Collection in the summer of 1999—just in time for peak ice cream season—it is nicely finished in pearl white with bright blue wings and striping. Ice cream illustrations on the side of the truck remind you what fun lies within. Still popular today, these ice cream trucks, which pre-date the famous Good Humor trucks, are excellent fun. Whether used for personal enjoyment—or to continue its original commercial intention and sell ice cream—smiles are all but guaranteed.


118 1931 Ford Model A Murray Deluxe Delivery CAU5590 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 Mid

This Deluxe Delivery joined the Hartogh Collection in 1988. A Canadian-built example, it was assembled in Ford’s Ontario plant for the export market. Featuring livery from Rockford, Illinois—just west of Chicago—it is nicely finished in two-tone fire engine red and cream with black fenders and gold filigree. Featuring both an auxiliary horn and Boyce Motometer, it is perfect for both personal enjoyment or commercial promotion.


119 1931 Ford Model A Murray Drop Floor Delivery A4384765 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 -4%

This Drop-Floor Delivery is nicely finished in bright red with black fenders and striping. Fitted with an auxiliary horn, radiator grill guard, and a fender mounted mirror, it joined the Hartogh Collection in 1984. Coming from an American collection before that, it is reported by the seller to have originally been used to transport prisoners—one can only assume that the drop-floor made loading shackled criminals easier. This is an exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire one of but a small handful of surviving examples of what has always been a rare machine.


120 1931 Ford Model AA One Ton Dump Truck AA1274048 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€25,300 $29,469 69%

This bright red truck with black wings shows well with a beautifully finished, stained wood dumper and a set of cowl-mounted driving lights to class up the package. Joining the Hartogh Collection in 2009, according to its Dutch registration papers, the only thing missing from the package is a giant sandbox in which to play with it.


121 1929 Ford Model A Hunting Car AF947182 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/ €10,350 $12,056 Mid

For all of your vintage hunting needs (shotguns not included) look no further. A large, wood constructed rear has plenty of space for seating and retired game. Two-tone green and black paint up front make the vehicle truly stand out. The engine number reveals French manufacture and registration documents accompanying the vehicle date as far back as 1993.


122 1931 Ford Model AA Camper A4706886 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€23,000 $26,790 Mid

Constructed on the larger scale commercial Model AA series chassis, by engine number this would date its original build to June 1931. At some point later in its life the Ford has been converted to the form in which it is seen today, a commodious Camping style vehicle. Taking the basis of a closed cab AA, the rear deck has been fitted with a sturdy enclosed caravan section. Within the rear cabin, everything has been thought out and carefully designed from a full kitchenette area, to seating that can convert to sleeping and atop the vehicle is an Intercamp extending roof to provide additional ventilation. The condition of the twin wheeled AA is very good and so it seems that the whole vehicle was restored at the time of the conversion. Paperwork on file with Camper includes old Dutch registration documents which denote it to have been in the Netherlands since the mid 1970s, while it was one of the more recent acquisitions or donations to the museum arriving in the last few years. Even among the extensive collection here, this Ford is unique, and as such it stands out, as it could easily do for its next custodian, be it in a race meeting paddock or perhaps on tour for the summer months ahea


123 1934 Ford Model BB 82 Stake Bed Truck AAB510962 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 44%

With dual rear tires and a heavy-duty frame, the truck shown here is prepared for heavy duty hauling. Little bright-work is to be found on the exterior as the entire front portion of the body work is covered in an attractive green paint scheme. Having a long history within the Netherlands, this truck was originally registered in 1957 and today carries a modern registration card.


124 1934 Ford Model BB 1 Ton Dump Truck 299735 €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 15%

This stylish ’34 Model BB transported vegetables every day to until 1982. Despite a life of hard work, it has fared well and appears to be in nice shape. Grey and black, it is powered by the venerable 4-cylinder that was in its final year of production in 1934. Coming to the Netherlands from Dallas, Texas, whether used today for fun or for more commercial ventures, it will no doubt be equally up to the task!


125 1936 Ford Model 950 Truck €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€14,950 $17,414 25%

Ready for hauling just about anything, this flatbed truck features a strengthened frame and dual rear tires on each end of the axle. 8 cylinders under the hood provide a healthy dose of power and bright red paint makes this large vehicle conspicuous. The vehicle appears to have been to have been restored at some point in its long life and today presents well.


126 1933 Ford Model BB 1.5 Ton Stake bed Truck BB5252400 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 Mid

This BB has been restored with a unique, drop side grain truck pickup bed. Fashioned out of well finished timber, the wood then extends to the cab which has an interesting, exposed wood structure around the cowl and windows. The Modern Dutch Registration indicates that this truck entered the Netherlands in 1952 and an old style Dutch logbook dates back to at least the early 1960s. Joining the Hartogh Collection in 2014, it is ready to haul for its next lucky owner.


127 1941 Ford Model 11Y 1 Ton Closed Cab Flatbed Truck 2C8393 €6,000 €10,000 N/R/€21,850 $25,451 118%

This closed cab One-Ton truck features a nicely finished wooden Flatbed behind the cab. Likely an export model built in Canada, it slotted neatly between the smaller ¾ and bigger 1½-ton models. As with all of Ford’s commercial vehicles, just about every variant under the sun was offered and this example rolled off the line as a Closed-Cab model with a blank canvas behind the driver onto which the flatbed was later installed. Minimal brightwork was typical for these workhorses, but the chrome ‘cross’ up front added some pizazz to an otherwise black paintjob. Well presented, it is rare to find any variant of these commercial trucks as they were typically worked hard and driven into the ground.


128 1946 Ford Model Y 80-69 Panel Delivery €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 15%

Fit for any delivery duty, this Panel Truck wears an attractive combination of a green body with off-white accenting pieces. Little to no bright-work can be found on the exterior, minus the chrome hubcaps. Potent V8 power provides enough grunt to keep this large vehicle moving through traffic at a more rapid pace. The vehicle is in generally good condition and the paint has maintained its shine. Documents accompanying the truck show that it has been present within the Netherlands borders since at least 1988. Beyond this single piece of paperwork not much else is know about the truck’s history.


129 1947 Ford Model 81-798 Stake Bed Truck 69911118721 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 Mid

This is one of a handful of this era of trucks in the collection, Mr. Den Hartogh clearly having a fondness for this guise of Ford. We understand it to be fitted with the largest, V8 unit, which developed 100hp and to be the 158 inch wheelbase variant. Its odometer reads in kilometers suggesting that it has always been stationed in European countries, but no details of its original commission are on file. We do know that for 30 years this truck has graced the Den Hartogh collection, according to paper on file confirming that it was imported and brought directly to Hillegom in July 1988. A practical workhorse with enclosed cab, to the rear it has a flat bed deck with fold down sides. Judging from the general condition of the rear deck, this seems to be quite old and is more than likely its original configuration. In the collection it has been liveried for J. Den Hartogh and today sits among others of its ilk in the Commercial wing of the Museum.


130 1927 Ford Model A 82 Closed Cab Pickup A3424754 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 58%

This hardtop pickup provides both a great amount of utility and protection from the elements. Handsome green paint adorns the greater portion of the bodywork while the fenders sport black paint. This pickup carries a modern Netherlands registration card and presents well. It should make a fine addition to any collection.


131 1928 Ford Model A 78A Roadster Pickup A640176 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€25,300 $29,469 111%

A striking red and black paint scheme makes this Ford pickup truly stand out from the crowd. The brown soft top can be dropped behind the cab for open air cruising. Spare wheels can be found on each side with a rear-view mirror mounted on the driver side. This pickup carries a modern Netherlands registration card.


132 1929 Ford Model A Type 76 Roadster Pickup A2302376 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€21,850 $25,451 82%

Suitably, this pickup spent a good portion of its life within the United States. According to documents accompanying the vehicle, it was imported into the Netherlands in 1987. Today it is finished in a handsome dark green color scheme and features a convertible soft top for open cruising. This fine example should make a solid addition to any collection.


133 1930 Ford Model A Closed Cab Pickup CAV6107 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€16,100 $18,753 34%

This Canadian built pickup, as evidenced by its engine number prefix and Ontarian paperwork, is an attractive example sporting subdued dark olive paint. Fitted with fender mounted spares and the “Flying Goose” mascot atop the radiator, the Ford is complete with interesting details. This is sure to be a fine addition to any collection.


134 1931 Ford Model A 78B Roadster Pickup A1925657 €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€18,400 $21,432 Mid

A truck rich with options, this Model A pickup offers both an open-air motoring experience thanks to its soft top and everyday usability thanks to the bed out back. Conspicuous red paint adorns the bulk of the body while black fenders surround the butter colored wheels. Originally registered in the Netherlands in 1975, this truck also carries a modern registration card.


135 1932 Ford Model B 78 Pickup B5130805 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€14,950 $17,414 25%

Quintessentially American, the pickup truck defines many of the ideals of the United States, and this Model B is no different. Featuring handsome green and black paint with picket style rear woodwork flanking the bed, this Ford offers a good deal of utility to boot. Originally registered in the Netherlands in 1975, this truck also carries a modern registration card.


136 1929 Ford Model AA Fire Truck AA60758 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€7,475 $8,707 -6%

Fire trucks comes in all shapes and sizes, and so it goes that Ford had a platform for every version. For tight, urban applications, the Model AA served as the perfect basis for a small but capable little fire fighting machine. This fire truck could act as the perfect support vehicle on site. Outfitted to haul extra hoses, including a collection hose for drawing water out of a nearby canal, and a rack for a ladder on top. The custom bodywork from the cowl back offers wind protection on the way to the blaze and plenty of storage compartments in the back. Recorded as having entered the Netherlands in the summer of 1956, it is very possible that it was still being used as a fire fighting apparatus at that time. Joining the Hartogh Collection in 2013, it is now ready to fight frowns and bring grins to everyone who see it.


137 1933 Ford Model 46 Pickup 639659 €15,000 €20,000 N/R/€18,400 $21,432 Mid

Starting in 1932, Ford started a tradition that it has continued to uphold today—offering the world’s best-selling V-8 pickup trucks. Today, the Ford F-150 is one of the bestselling vehicles in the world—nearly 900,000 of them were sold last year, or about one every 30 seconds, 24 hours a day. This ’33 V-8 powered Model 46 Pickup is a bit rarer than that, however. With a body built by Budd, Ford’s coachbuilder of choice for the type-830 pickup, it was a handsome workhorse from the day it left the factory. Today it is finished in black with carmine red striping and wheels. Optional stake bed sides are fitted for a bit of extra flare. Acquired by the Hartogh Collection in 1994 from a respected, Massachusetts collector, it is an elegant machine for hard work


138 1935 Ford 50-830 Pickup 1181359443 €20,000 €25,000 N/R/€19,550 $22,772 -2%

A fine example of the classic Ford pickup, this 1935 model has been present within the borders of the Netherlands since at least 1975. Evidently, the vehicle received a restoration at one stage in its life, and the exterior presents well as a result. The black paint appears in good condition and the red wheels with white wall tires complete a classic aesthetic. The interior does show some wear, and this would likely be a good candidate for some additional restorative work. Under the hood, V8 power provides sufficient grunt for hauling the contents of the bed. This Ford currently carries a modern registration card. In summary, the Ford presented here embodies the traditional vision of what come to mind when one hears the phrase “pickup.”


139 1938 Ford 830 Pickup 18-449274 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€20,700 $24,111 29%

A thoroughly handsome pickup, the 1938 model shown hear sports a navy body with accenting stripes following the classic windswept bodywork indicative of the era from which this vehicle was manufactured. The large metal grill up front shines with a good amount of luster and provides the truck a strong road presence. Where this truck started its life is not known at this time, but accompanying documents show that the vehicle was registered in the Netherlands just a few years ago in 2013


140 1940 Ford Model 02C Express Pickup 6549268 €15,000 €20,000 N/R/€26,450 $30,809 32%

This Express Pickup is Model 02C fitted with the 60bhp version of the flathead V-8. Finished in Vermillion Red with white pinstriping and black vinyl seating, this step-side pickup is nicely classed-up with a set of horizontal wooden stakes around the bed. Joining the Hartogh Collection from America in 1988, it carries with it plenty of presence and style.


141 1945 Ford Closed Cab Flatbed Truck 5G9331 €5,000 €8,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 44%

Not surprisingly given the business background of shipping and logistics, as well as his strong interest in the Ford marque, Piet Den Hartogh amassed a number of the post war commercials and seems to have had a particular leaning towards the robust post war series of vehicles. The truck offered here is a stock closed cab variant with the simple addition of a wooden flat-bed, which appears to have been replaced in recent years. On file are papers including an old registration log book for 1956/57, stating it to be a 1945 model and showing that it has clearly been in Holland for most of its life.


142 1946 Ford Fire Truck by Kronenburg €6,000 €8,000 N/R/€9,200 $10,716 15%

The most modern fire engine in the collection is this stylish 1940s Ford, which blends the interests of Mr. Den Hartogh the collector of fire engines and post war commercial Fords in one package. The vehicle is attractively coachbuilt by one of the best known constructors of such machines, Kronenburg of Culemborg, who could trace their history back Mr. Kronenburg’s supplying of copper tanks to fire fighters in 1823. As self-propelled fire engines replaced horsedrawn ones, so Kronenburg’s business developed, and by the 1940s/50s when this machine was built they were in something of a heyday supplying their products around the world. This vehicle is liveried for the old AaBe Fabriken textile factory in Tilburg, where we presume it was stationed in case of a calamity. There are no papers on file to confirm its point of transition into the collection


143 1921 Ford Model T Truck Red Cross Ambulance 12261550 €5,000 €8,000 N/R/€9,200 $10,716 15%

This vintage ambulance wears a fair bit of patina all around and its engine block is holed. Nonetheless, its apparent unrestored state adds a nice bit of authenticity to the entire package. The bodywork rear of the cab has been finished in wood while the front sports standard T panels. Records indicate that the vehicle has been in the Netherlands since at least 1990.


144 1917 Ford Model TT Fuel Tanker Truck 1180642 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€18,400 $21,432 -26%

This TT is outfitted as Tanker Truck and liveried in bright orange and black with green trim for the no-longer-extant Ontario, Canada based Supertest Petroleum company. Operating from 1923 until 1973, Supertest Petroleum marketed itself as “Canada’s All-Canadian Company” before being acquired by British Petroleum Canada in 1971. Hung with 1925 Ontario plates, the tanker unit on this truck has three compartments, 1100 litres up front, 750 litres in the middle, and 400 in the rear. Complete with extra coachlights, and a full complement of petroliana gas cans, it is rare to find any surviving commercial vehicles from this era, let along one in condition as nice as this.


145 1931 Ford Model AA Type 82B Closed Cab Fuel Tanker Truck AA4745216 €30,000 €45,000 N/R/€25,300 $29,469 -16%

This closed cab Model AA has been well restored in the current configuration of a petrol supply tanker, and liveried for famed American oil company Mobil, with their Mobilgas branding. Tastefully refurbished in its bright red scheme, the livery is well executed and true to their branding. In addition to the tanker portion of the rear, this is supplemented with a plethora of petrol or oil cans. The full effect is extremely appealing and would certainly be a welcome and fun addition to any motor stable. The Tanker remained in the US for the majority of its life, only migrating to Europe in the early 1990s according to customs paperwork arriving in Holland on the 1st March 1991. Since that time it has been in pride of place in the Commercial wing of the Museum.


146 1933 Ford Model BB 18 Closed Cab Fuel Tanker Truck BB18502193 €25,000 €40,000 N/R/€17,250 $20,093 -31%

Perfect for the collector with a substantial collection of automobiles, the amount of gasoline one can carry within the bed mounted tanks should be enough to supply a great number of cars with fuel. Limited stops at the gas station are not this truck’s only selling point however, it sports a conspicuous bright red paint job that will surely draw plenty of attention from the public- a useful feature when one is carrying a volatile substance. Dual tyres out back and a heavy-duty axle ensure that the back end has enough strength the bear the load of the fuel. While little is known about the trucks history, a Texaco logo on the side might provide a small bit of evidence to this vehicle’s original purpose. It could have very well been added on later, however. What can be said without a shred of doubt, is that the truck originates from the great white north of Canada, as shown by documents accompanying the vehicle. The condition can be noted as being good, and the paint and body show little in the way of major wear.


147 1928 Ford Model AA Stake Racks Police and Fire Truck AA4034016 €15,000 €18,000 N/R/€21,850 $25,451 21%

From 1928 to 1931, one of the more popular Ford AA truck bodies was the 88-A Platform. Built by Midland Steel Products Company for Ford, the big, flat space behind the cab was a veritable genus off which various species of bodies evolved, include Stake Racks, Stock Racks (which had taller sides than the Stake version), Grain Sides (ostensibly a dump truck with a fixed bed) and more. This truck is reported by the seller to have been ordered as a 188-A Stake Racks truck, which would have had an enclosed cab and 26 inch (66cm) tall stakes surrounding the bed. This body has been since extensively modified into police and fire hybrid with an open cab, a prisoner transport box rear end, and a hodgepodge of fire and crime fighting equipment. Fitted with a front mounted red spotlight, bell, and growler siren to move cars out of the way, hoses, ladders and what appears to be a pumper attachment are all present. The bodywork carries signage for the Carpenter’s Corp. in Oceanside, California and paperwork tracking it back to Oceanside prior to 1987. In Colorado from 1987 until the Hartogh Collection acquired it in 1996. A unique machine that combines both fighting fires and crime, it is sure to bring delight where ever it goes.


148 1930 Ford Model AA Platform Truck AA3887269 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€34,500 $40,186 38%

Ford never offered anything as a singular item. If their heavy-duty Model AA was a cocktail glass, their Platform offerings were the gin from which any number of drinks for all sorts of occasions could be crafted. Layer on stakes and you had one thing, stir with a box on top and you had another. Or just order a double and make the platform a bit bigger (or a half to make it smaller). This Model AA type 187-A Platform Truck was the ‘just right’ cocktail glass that sat between the smaller 88-A, which was 68 inches wide and 97½ inches long (172.7cm by 247.7cm), and the bigger 185-B, which clocked in 75 inches wide and 132 inches long (190.5cm by 335.3cm). Measuring 75 inches by 102 inches (190.5cm by 259.1cm), the 187-A had plenty of area for loading whatever one wanted, without being too big. Finished in black with pale yellow pinstriping and wheels, this example of the dual tyre rear axle AA is outfitted to haul barrels—and based on the signage, those would be barrels of illegally imported Canadian whiskey. Branded as operating for ‘Capone Distributing’ in Chicago, Illinois and touting its that it was “Serving Chicago’s Finest”, it is a bit anachronistic to imagine the legendary gangster and liquor smuggler Al Capone would have advertised what he was doing on the side of a truck. Nonetheless, it presents as a fun, tongue-in-cheek joke today. Nicely presented, it resided in Colorado from at least 1982 until joining the Hartogh Collection in 1996. Complete with a set of 18 whisky barrels, it could not be confirmed at the time of cataloguing whether the ‘hooch’ was still inside of them!


149 1928 Ford Model A 188A Stake Bed Truck AA709179 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 -27%

A brilliant example of resourcefulness, this Ford Model AA truck has been converted to use wood gas as its fuel source. This process, which involves burning wood or coal at high temperatures to produce a gas capable of being burned inside of a combustion engine. While little modification is needed to make a motor compatible with wood gas fuel, other larger apparatus have been fitted in order for the system to function. In the bed of the truck sits a stove to burn the biomass. The gas produced from this stove is sent to the forward part of the vehicle via a set of pipes to the two large collector tanks. These tanks feed into a radiator that cools the wood gas which is then sent farther down a set of pipes and filtered before making it into the combustion chamber. While this system adds a large and heavy fuel production process to the running of the vehicle, it became a popular solution to fit onto cars during World War II due to the fuel rationing taking place. Thousands of vehicles were converted to run on the renewable resource of wood, and it proved to be an effective solution to the problems of the day. This truck is just one example of the many cars converted to this unique source of fuel. It remains in good condition, albeit with some signs of wear. The green paint is fitting for a vehicle with such a bio-conscious mode of operation. The back bed is constructed out of wood and the front features standard Model A truck bodywork. The greater history of this truck is unknown, but documents accompanying the vehicle confirm that it has been registered in the Netherlands since at least 2013. This is truly a special vehicle and would be a fantastic addition to any collection.


150 1938 Ford Model 81W Cab over Engine Platform Truck BB81-4535217 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€19,550 $22,772 -2%

This example is the middle, 134-inch, wheelbase version, the Model 81W fitted with the Type 950 Platform body. It is handsomely finished in bright red over black fenders with a black painted grill and bumpers. The platform has been redone with newer, nicely finished timber that shows well. Coming to the Netherlands in February of 1955, its Kenteken-Bewiks details its early history. The Modern Dutch Registration indicates that it joined the Hartogh Collection in 2014. These trucks, while common in their day, are rarely seen today. Most were worked until the wheels fell off, and the few survivors were often snapped up by ambitious hotrodders who admired the truck’s stout front end and handsome good looks. The opportunity to acquire this example is a certainly not one to be missed.


152 1946 Ford Model 69T 1½-TON TRACTOR TRAILER 69T-948878 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€18,400 $21,432 53%

The resumption of civilian production following WWII was effectively a continuation of the models offered just prior to the start of hostilities in 1942. That was by no means a bad thing, Ford’s truck lineup had received a fresh look in ’42 but civilian production was cut short by the war and all future production was directed toward building materiel. This Model 69T, is the 1½-ton truck powered by the 100bhp version of the flathead V-8. Fitted with a 5th-wheel semi-tractor trailer body, it is finished in Glade Green with Tucson Tan accents and striping. Inside the cab is a period correct heater abutted by several more modern gauges under the dash, including a pressure gauge for its air-brake system that is a modern retrofit from its original brake system. According to its Modern Dutch Registration, it was delivered new to Europe (a point reinforced by its metric gauges), entered the Netherlands a decade later in 1956 and joined the Hartogh Collection in 2014. Displayed in the collection with the 1938 TTA 9½-Ton Flatbed Trailer (offered as the next lot, lot 153), its 5th wheel and modern air brakes can allow it to tow just about anything you’d like.


154 1921 Ford Model T Fire Truck C147267 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€16,675 $19,423 39%

Commencing the display line up of Fire Engines in the commercial wing of the museum, is this light fire support vehicle built on a Model T chassis. With its ‘C’ prefix engine number, this places that unit as having come from the Canadian production line most probably slightly earlier than the given date for the vehicle. The Model T is well set up for its commercial purpose, being equipped with water storage tank, axes, ladders hose reals and nozzles and naturally to forewarn of your arrival there is a scuttle mounted bell! Close examination of the ‘T’ suggests that it has been in this form for some considerable time as its age is consistent throughout. Something that is sure to raise a smile from the young, or young at heart wherever it goes, you’re never too old to appreciate the fun side of fire-fighting.


155 1929 Ford Model A Fire Truck AA1662427 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€17,250 $20,093 15%

Presented here is a magnificent fully-fledged fire apparatus, which has at its rear a badge stating it to have been built by The Anderson Coupling & Fire Supply Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, which is also matched by kicker plates for ‘Anderson’. That business can trace its history back to the ‘teen’ era of the 20th Century in America, when motorizing existing fire pumpers became big business. In a 1914 advert for their Motor Fire Apparatus, Anderson proudly proclaim to offer ‘Design, Workmanship, Accessibility, Finish, Equipment, Reliability and Efficiency the highest type available’. It seems likely that this is one of their later products on the equally reliable Model AA. The truck is replete with fire pumping equipment mounted at its front, large storage tank in the center, coiled hose reel storage at the rear and side storage for ladders (no longer fitted). There are seats for the driver and a passenger, as well as helmets for them, and a side is a pillar mounted spot-lamp, which can be extended for added vision. At the back of the vehicle is a storage deck with numerous hoses, nozzles and three additional extinguishers and to the sides are rails. The machine carries an engine number placing it in the sequence of production for June 1929. Its journey from then to the modern day is not known at the time of cataloguing, but from its file, we do know that the Fire Engine arrived in the Netherlands in March 1991 and is believed to have arrived in the collection shortly after this. Judged today, its condition remains extremely good, and it is expected to have been restored just prior to joining Den Hartogh. With a large siren at its front completing the full effect, this attractive vehicle is sure to grab attention where ever it goes and may even come to your rescue one day!


156 1930 Ford Model A Fire Truck A2405604 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€14,950 $17,414 -1%

This vehicle more so than any of the other fire fighting vehicles in the collection would seem to have been converted from a standard road-going Model A, its bodywork clearly having been cut down and opened up for easy access for its driver and passenger. The rear of the bodywork has fire pumping equipment made by the esteemed company Dennis Brothers, who have long been synonymous with fire engine manufacture. As it would happen, their entrée to that world was by chance. The Dennis Brothers, John and Raymond, had been bicycle makers during the 1890s, they subsequently developed an excellent shaft-driven commercial vehicle chassis – their customers included the balloon manufacturers Paddon & Sopwith and the Metropolitan Asylums Board – on which, in 1908, they decided to build a fire engine, using a pump supplied by Gwynnes of Chiswick. This was a centrifugal pump in which a rotating vane, rather than pistons, developed the pressure. The unit proved so successful on test that Dennis had no difficulty in selling it to the Bradford Fire Brigade. Encouraged by this sale, Dennis began to concentrate more and more on the manufacture of fire engines and acquired the rights to a powerful turbine pump designed by an Italian engineer named Tamini, which they fitted from 1913. At first, Dennis used Aster engines like Merryweather, but eventually turned to the White & Poppe engine, to which they finally bought the manufacturing rights. By the time that the Great War broke out, Dennis were firmly established as suppliers of fire engines to the London Fire Brigade. The Model A wears the crest of the town of Molenaar, suggesting that it formerly served that town.


158 1932 Ford Model BB Fire Truck B5306251 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€8,625 $10,046 -28%

Ford’s mold breaking ’32 models have gone down in history as among the prettiest cars ever made. But it wasn’t limited to just cars—their trucks were rather stunning as well! Featuring the same elegantly sculpted waterfall grill—but painted rather than polished—the trucks could be had in a variety of styles and sizes. This example is a specially built firetruck. From the cowl back, the unique, open coachwork offers plenty of room for both transporting firemen as well as their gear. The rather wide bodywork provides ample space for everyone’s knees in the two bench facing each other in the bed while the taller windscreen would might provide a bit of wind buffeting. While ’32 was famous for the introduction of the V-8, this example is equipped with the reliable workhorse of the Ford powertrain lineup—the 50bhp, 200.5 cubic inch (3,285cc) inline four. Finished in Fire Engine Red with black fenders and grill, a slightly more modern red emergency light and growler siren unit is fitted to the left front fender. Perfect for outings with all of your friends and family, it will unquestionably draw smiles where ever it goes.


160 1937 Ford Type 79-955 Closed Cab Ladder Truck 101589PK W65 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 -56%

For the individual looking to attain new heights or live out their fireman fantasies, look no further. This bright red truck has a complete rotating ladder assembly fitted on the bed. Extendable and articulating, this climbing apparatus makes for getting into high up and hard to reach place that much easier. The entirety of the truck can be described as in good condition with only a fair amount of wear to be found. Documents indicate the truck being present in the Netherlands since at least 1956, and it was most recently registered in 2013.


162 1946 Ford One Ton Pickup Truck 899Y2005263 €9,000 €12,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 Mid

This purposeful Pickup truck carries with it a small documentation file which traces ownership back to its earliest days. These include papers which appear to show that Garage Ed. Roofthoop owned the Ford as far back as 1954, and that it was still their property by the mid-1980s. It appears to have arrived in the collection some-time after that, then being liveried to the family/museum.


163 1938 Ford Model 7 Flatbed Truck 41R2826 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 Mid

This Model Y truck sports a conspicuous bright red and black paint scheme. As a utility vehicle, there is little in the way of luxury creature comforts, but a closed cab ensures the occupants protection from the elements. The minimal amount of chrome can be found on the grill with a center strip and surround showing some luster. Behind the cab, a flatbed, constructed out of wood, can be found. This style is particularly useful for hauling cars and other singular, large items. It shows in good condition with no major signs of deterioration. The remainder of the vehicle can be described to be in equal condition.


164 1928 Ford Model AA Closed Cab Flatbed Truck AA751555 €6,000 €10,000 N/R/€17,250 $20,093 72%

This heavy-duty Model AA truck features a wooden bed large enough to place a multitude of items. Green paint covers the cab, while black paint adorns the fenders. A spare tire and horn are both externally mounted. This truck came into the collection nearly 2 decades ago and carries a modern registration card as of 2014.


165 1947 Ford Model 798W COE Platform Truck 1954921 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/Withdrawn N/A

This example is the largest COE model available at the time, the 158″ (4,012mm) wheelbase Model 798W. Powered by a 100hp, 239 cubic inch (3,916cc) flathead V-8, the 1½ Ton truck is outfitted with the popular and versatile Platform body, finished in nicely restored timber. Likely delivered to Europe new, it features metric instrumentation. According to its Modern Dutch Registration, it has been in the Netherlands since 1953 and in the Hartogh Collection since 2014.


169 1928 Ford Model AA Beer Tanker Truck A4787076 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€20,700 $24,111 -17%

This handsome, custom bodied Model AA Platform Truck has been outfitted with a large, single tanker unit. The closed cab, which is largely of wood construction with metal door skins and windscreen frame, has been nicely done. The heavy-duty frame and dual rear tires indicate this is a Model AA but an engine from a Model A is installed—although the powertrains were functionally identical. The large tank out bank has been outfitted with a single beer tap. While the capacity of the tank is unknown, it appears fully capable of provide frothy adult libations for a very large, thirsty group. An old Ford is certainly a great way to make friends, and old Ford with a few hundred liters of beer on board is a guaranteed way to make – and forget – any number of both lifelong friends and memories.


170 1931 Ford Model A Standard Phaeton ZZ-58-37 €5,000 €8,000 N/R/€5,520 $6,430 Mid

A survivor in the truest sense of the word, this Model A appears with a good amount of patina. As a Standard Phaeton body style, four doors and two rows of bench seating are utilized to carry the occupants. Originally, a soft top was supplied to cover the passenger compartment. This example, however, appears to have lost its roof at one point in its history, leaving its next owners no other option than to enjoy the open air. The exterior shows with faded maroon and black paint and surface corrosion. However, the deterioration does not appear to be too drastic. Kept as is, this vehicle would present as a well-worn example, but it is certainly a good candidate for a restoration. Little information is known regarding the origins and larger history of the vehicle. Please note that this is a Model T and not a Model A as catalogued.


171 1929 Ford Model AA Truck Bus CAP7329 €9,000 €12,000 N/R/€32,200 $37,507 168%

According to its old registration papers, this Model AA first arrived in Holland in 1995, and has been registered through those documents with the engine number 2828279, and with the correlating year of manufacture as 1930. Today, this unit appears to have been replaced with a slightly later Canadian built ‘CAP’ prefix unit. The bus is configured with rows of seating access from doors on its near side. Its structure is for the lower half of the body, with fully open sides simply covered with canvas ‘side screen’ type window panels, which can be rolled up and stowed. The passenger compartment could comfortably accommodate 6-8 people, with a further 1 or 2 in addition to the driver in the driving cabin. The woodwork has an appealing patina of age, while the seating seems to have been recovered in hard wearing vinyl. Complete with a large luggage rack on the top accessed by a side mounted ladder, the bus has the appearance of old world transport perhaps from the railway to a hotel or seaside resort. Be it for commercial vehicle events, or simply to fill with people and drive to the pub, it would certainly make an eye catching and fun conveyance.


172 1930 Ford Model AA Bus CA107205 €9,000 €12,000 N/R/€28,750 $33,488 140%

The second of two similar buses in the Den Hartogh Collection, this Model AA dates from roughly a year later than the other and is an altogether larger proposition. It wears a plaque stating that its bodywork is by Auto-Carrosserie Jan Roelandts of Brugge, a lesser known company that we have not been able to trace or to put its time of build into context. As it presents today, the multi seater rear cabin is accessed from the rear of the body and has bench seats along the whole of each side. A small history file with the car confirms that in 1997 it was imported into the UK, where it was registered under the number 4387587, dating it to 1931 production. That engine number has more recently been replaced, it would seem as today it is running a Canadian built unit, as decoded by the CA prefix to its engine number. While in the UK it resided with a Barry Jenkins of South East London. It later arrived here in Holland and into the Den Hartogh Collection.


173 1932 Ford Truck B 55 Wood Powered Truck €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€16,675 $19,423 -17%

A brilliant example of resourcefulness, this Ford Model AA truck has been converted to use wood gas as its fuel source. This process, which involves burning wood or coal at high temperatures to produce a gas capable of being burned inside of a combustion engine. While little modification is needed to make a motor compatible with wood gas fuel, other larger apparatus have been fitted in order for the system to function. In the bed of the truck sits a stove to burn the biomass. The gas produced from this stove is sent to the forward part of the vehicle via a set of pipes to the two large collector tanks. These tanks feed into a radiator that cools the wood gas which is then sent farther down a set of pipes and filtered before making it into the combustion chamber. While this system adds a large and heavy fuel production process to the running of the vehicle, it became a popular solution to fit onto cars during World War II due to the fuel rationing taking place. Thousands of vehicles were converted to run on the renewable resource of wood, and it proved to be an effective solution to the problems of the day. The green truck presented here is a surviving example of this resourceful technology. It shows a good bit of wear up front, especially on the collection tanks up front. Some luxuries are included, however, such as cowl lights and a rear-view mirror. Ultimately, this would be a good candidate for a restoration project. Based on the popularity of this system in Europe, one can presume the vehicle has been on the continent for a bit of time. The only conclusive evidence to the history of this truck, however, is provided on registration documents showing the vehicle has been in the Netherlands since at least the 1980s.


174 1949 Ford Pickup 18-5878129 €10,000 €15,000 N/R/€18,400 $21,432 23%

The 1940 Ford’s appeal was its design, now fully modern and handsomely streamlined with pontoon fenders, prow hood, inset headlights and a subtle grille that integrated with the front fender catwalks for broader appearance and more cooling area. The greenhouse’s raked vee windshield, body colored frame and a sleek body beltline bright molding helped integrate the design and made the convertible coupe, particularly, one of the most attractive, simple and refined designs of the era. The combination of design and performance gave the ’40 Ford a particular presence, an attitude and style which set it apart from its contemporaries. It is that stance which lends itself well to the muscular guise of a pick-up. As with a number of the cars in the collection Mr. Den Hartogh was able to source this vehicle from Canadian ownership, albeit this one was far more remotely located than many, having been sited on Prince Edward Island, north of Nova Scotia! There it was the property of one Frank McKinnon until approximately 1998, when it was extracted and brought to Holland. In the museum’s care, the striking red Ford was given a canopy for the back compartment which has been liveried to promote this facility. In its current form it would no doubt be useful for similar purposes or perhaps paddock transport.


175 1936 Ford Model 67 Pickup 18-3016234 €20,000 €25,000 N/R/€17,250 $20,093 -14%

This Model 67 is fitted with a Type 830 Pickup body manufactured by Budd. Sitting on the same 112 inches (2845mm) wheelbase as the passenger cars and powered by the same V-8, its front end was similar to that of the ’35 Model 50 but the ‘Ford V-8″ emblem had moved from the center of the side engine covers to the front of said panels. This example is finished Black with Ford Demonstrator Yellow pinstriping and a black vinyl interior. The somewhat spartan interior speaks to the truck’s utilitarian purpose, but the nicely finished wood stakes on the bed give it some flare. Whether used for runs to the farmers market or for Sunday drives, it will no doubt be equally up to the task.


176 1928 Ford Model AA Popcorn Truck A3005804 €30,000 €40,000 N/R/€46,000 $53,581 15%

While dozens of body styles were offered by the factory, and countless more were available from coachbuilders, few are as instantly recognizable as the Popcorn Truck created by C. Cretors & Company in Decatur, Illinois. Cretors got its start building in 1893 when Charles Cretors patented a steam-powered machine that could roast 12 pounds of peanuts, 20 pounds of coffee, or pop plenty of popcorn—all equally well. The success of the machine allowed the company to create the Special, a complete snack stands on wheels—complete with popcorn making, peanut roasting, hot dog grilling, and ice cream chilling equipment on board—by 1900. Originally fitted to horse-drawn wagons, the availability of cheap motor vehicle platforms, usually from Ford, moved the mobile food court into the self-propelled, motoring age. Even today, Cretors is still one of the biggest manufacturers of popcorn making equipment. While it cannot be confirmed at the time of cataloging if this is an original Cretors truck or a very nicely done recreation, it is fitted to a Model AA frame and has all the goodies one could hope for. By 1928, electrically powered popcorn poppers had replaced steam, but the “Roasty-Toasty Man” clown turning his glass cylinder of snacks stayed on. Some of the equipment, specifically the popcorn machine mounted in the back of the truck, have been modernised. Coming to the Netherlands from the United States in 1990, there are few more recognisable machines than this one.


177 1937 Ford 950 Autobus T15556975 €30,000 €40,000 N/R/€57,500 $66,976 44%

With several rows of bench seating, hauling around a great deal of people should be an easy endeavor with this Type 950 Bus. The bodywork follows right in line with its contemporaries and features detailed swept lines. These details are displayed attractively thanks to a white and light blue accented scheme that closely follows the lines of the build. Up top, a storage wrack can be found for placing the occupants travel items. This is accessed by a ladder climbing up the rear of the vehicle. A spare tyre is also fitted nearly flush with the rear. Being in the Netherlands since the 1950s, as shown on the paperwork associated with the vehicle, the bus on offer must have quite an interesting history. While the specifics of it are not known the vehicle was most recently registered in 2011. This is truly a unique bus with plenty of style and presence. It is sure to please its new owners and provide many more rides to passengers for years to come.


178 1937 Ford 950 Autobus JAJSK97FB37 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€34,500 $40,186 38%

For the collector with plenty of friends and family, this 16-person bus is sure to be plenty useful as a people mover. The paint scheme is truly not for the bashful as the bright yellow and red paint is hard to miss by anyone it passes. It is powered by the ever-present Ford Flathead V8, and while it will not provide tire scorching performance, getting up to speed should not be to much of an issue. The bus has been in the collection for roughly two decades and was originally imported from the United States. The exact date being 1998. Prior to making the trip, the vehicle received a restoration. As such, it presents in good condition to this day. Beyond this information, the original use of this bus is not known. A vehicle perfect for cruising and touring with a large group of people, this bus is sure to be a unique addition to any collection.


179 1931 Ford Model A Hearse AA3957075 €12,000 €18,000 N/R/€13,225 $15,404 Mid

While it may not find itself practical for daily use, this Model AA Hearse is sure to make an intriguing addition to any collection. Based on the heavier duty AA platform, the rear section features detailed bodywork while the appropriate black paint can be found throughout. Little is known about the full history of this Ford.


180 1928 Ford Model A Hearse AA2828297 €12,000 €18,000 N/R/€9,775 $11,386 -18%

Fitting of a vehicle with such a specific purpose and accommodating Ford’s proclivity to paint cars a particular color, this hearse sports all black bodywork. The cab is fully enclosed, and the rear half features plenty of details. This is a surely an oddity that would find itself well placed in any thorough Ford collection.


181 1928 Ford Model T Hearse 6745006 €12,000 €18,000 N/R/€40,250 $46,883 124%

The rear storage compartment of this Model T features detailed and ornate bodywork appropriate for a vehicle designed to carry out this specific role. Black paint with attractive gold pin-striping can be found throughout the body and auxiliary lighting has been added high behind the open cab. The extended history of this hearse remains unknown.


182 1946 Ford Hearse Truck 799-C1928065 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€18,975 $22,102 58%

Fitting of a vehicle constructed for the singular purpose of moving those who have passed on, this Ford Hearse has been painted all black. Only the metal brightwork adds a welcome bit of variety to the monolithic look of this vehicle. The back section has plenty of room and large glass windows all around give clear view to the contents inside. V8 power under the hood supplies more than enough grunt to wheel around this purposeful vehicle. The vehicle generally presents well inside and out. While the origins of this hearse are not entirely clear, the vehicle has been registering in the Netherlands since at least 2014, and it currently carries a modern registration card.


183 1920 Ford Model TT Closed Back Truck 10938572 €10,000 €15,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 Mid

With cavernous rear storage, this Model T box truck is sure to provide plenty of utility when it comes to hauling large items. Much of the body work of this truck has been constructed out of wood. The rear box section appears particularly brilliant thanks to a lacquered finish. From the cowl forward, dark green paint covers the main section while the fenders have been finished in black. Being a utility vehicle, the interior is short on creature comforts. However, the overall condition of this vehicle can be described as good. This truck has been in the Netherlands for a good amount of time, with original registration noted as being in the late 1950’s. As of 2014, the vehicle caries a modern registration card.


190 1896 Ford Quadracycle Replica €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€52,900 $61,618 341%

One of the truly iconic early American vehicles is the Ford Quadricycle, designed and built by Henry Ford in 1896. This advanced and well-engineered machine is on display at the Henry Ford Museum. The Quadricyle is the starting point to the greatest automotive empire of the 20th century. It is powered by a two-cylinder engine mounted in the rear, driving the rear wheels through chains. The car rode on four bicycle type wheels which is the reason for this Quadricycle nomenclature. The car is remarkable due to its light weight and elegant simplicity in a time when cars tended to be crude and over built. The model of elegant engineering and efficient design would be the hallmark of the groundbreaking Ford models to follow. Henry Ford sold his original Quadricycle but managed to buy it back and it has been in the possession of the company and Museum ever since. The Quadricycle was often used in Ford marketing materials and even into the post war period. On offer is a finely built, functional, and faithful replica of this important machine. It is skillfully and meticulously built with a high degree of quality. At this time, little is known about its builder or age, but a close examination can determine it to be produced some time in the last 30 years. As the original will never be sold, this presents a rare opportunity to acquire a faithful reproduction of a true motoring icon.


191 1903 Ford Model A Open Tourer 68 €55,000 €70,000 N/R/€143,750 $167,440 105%

The oldest car in the collection, this early Model A carries the engine number ’68’ stamped into its flywheel, designating its identity. According to information published as part of the exhaustive and definitive work ‘Pate’s Early Ford Automobile Encyclopedia – The Ford Cars 1903-1909’, car 68 was one of a very early batch of cars delivered to A.C. Barker’s Agency in Chicago, Illinois on 15th August 1903. Mr. Pate has been able to supply additional information regarding the car’s history in its post-war era, citing it to have been the property of Nelson Holmwoods in California, before being acquired by noted collector James G. Leake in 1962. While in that ownership, it is thought that this was the same car used in a 75th Anniversary television show, with Henry, Edsel and Bill Ford, accompanied by celebrities of the day such as Muhammad Ali. By 1981, it was advertised in America for $35,000, and shortly after this crossed the Atlantic to become the property of John E. Sattler in Ireland. Paperwork on file attest to it arriving in the UK in February 1990, being brought in through Customs under the auspices of ADT Auctions at Hindhead in the UK and in the name of Jeffery Morris. It was auctioned in 1991 and its next British owner was Basil Williams who campaigned it on the Centenary London to Brighton Run in 1996. According to a copy of a British ‘V5’ road registration certificate around the same time it was kept by Walter Crook, of Fishguard in Wales. We believe that Mr. den Hartogh acquired the car a few years later, its last UK road tax running out in 1999. The Ford was presented to the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain in the mid-1990s and received Certificate of Date Number 2168 in June 1997, when it was confirmed as being of 1903 manufacture, at this time a later pattern Model A rear axle was noted as a modification that it had received in its career. Viewed today it represents the definitive early form of the first production Ford, with simple four-seater bodywork with detachable rear section, enabling it to be run as a two or four seater. The coachwork would seem to have been restored while still in America as its upholstery has a similar age to its condition and appears to be refinished in correct high-quality style button back leather. The car is well appointed with side mounted wicker baskets, and the all-important rear umbrella basket as well as various nice details including the remnants of a Ford Company logo transfer to one side. One of the most coveted of all Fords, these first Model A’s provide an insight into the start of the new Ford Company and in the era of collecting automobiles enable their owners to participate in one of the best known historic car events, the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which today is sponsored by Bonhams. As a previously dated car, it would be eligible for this and future year’s events, with entries closing on 27 July, for further information regarding applying for this, please visi


192 1905 Ford Model B Side Entrance Tonneau 124 €55,000 €70,000 N/R/€419,750 $488,925 499%

Production of these cars is understood to have been extremely limited the production cycle began in October 1904, and continued through to 1906. Surviving data of production numbers suggests that Ford found a mere 500 clients for them, and that they would soon be outclassed in terms of performance and looks, while Henry Ford steered the company back to the direction of more mass market automobiles. As a result of which the Model B is one of the rarest of all Fords to survive in any form. Informed sources cite 7 or perhaps 8 that are known anywhere in the world. As with all the rarest cars, even ‘known remains’ are resuscitated for people to experience a particular model, or of course from a collectors’ point of view to fill a void in a collection. The car we present here arrived in the collection in the 1990s, being acquired from noted Imperial Palace Collection on ‘The Strip’ in Las Vegas. It had been purchased by the Imperial Palace owner Ralph Engelstad, as part of a group of cars from noted California collector William Lyon, who in turn had bought it as part of a multi car deal from the Harrah Collection. The archives department in The National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada, being the intact surviving portion of the Harrah Collection have confirmed car number 124 to have formerly been in this storied collection and a file of information relating to their ownership and acquisition will accompany the car. The car today remains in very tidy order and would appear to have received one of the famed Harrah’s restorations which are renowned for standing the test of time remarkably well. As it stands today, it doesn’t appear to have had any recent use in the current care. For Mr. den Hartogh finding a Model B in any form was a ‘hen’s teeth’ moment – this is sure to continue to be coveted.


193 1903 Ford Model C Side Entrance Tonneau 1653 €35,000 €45,000 N/R/€89,700 $104,483 99%

Known as ‘Emma’, this Canadian built Model C was presented to the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain Dating Committee in the era of Dennis Field’s Chairmanship and was granted a 1904 Certificate on 22nd March 1967. The ‘C’ was clearly already in the UK by that time and would seem to have remained there through to the late 1990s. It would appear to have used the car number of 1653 for the dating process as that is what is listed on the certificate, while its engine flywheel is marked 2237. Comparison with the records provided in Carlton Pate’s Early Ford Encyclopaedia and provided by John Biggs denote #2237 as having been built at the very end of 1904, on the 20th December. On file are numerous old UK ‘MOT’ certificates, as well as a V5 document confirming that its last owner in the UK was a John Darlow of Bedford. In his ownership, it would appear that the Ford was last on the British Roads in 1996. The ’04 Car has clearly had a busy life on the Veteran car front, and sports a number of badges on its dashboard for events campaigned, including London to Brighton entrant plaques for 1986 through to the Centenary year in 1996. This activity is reflected in the car’s general condition which is now quiet aged in appearance, a few repaints and a renewal of the interior appear to have been done over the years and for wet weather days basic protection is provided with its period ‘surrey’ top. Although not campaigned for the last two decades, its confirmed date would enable it to participate once again in the Bonhams sponsored London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, perhaps even this year!”


194 1906 Ford Model F Side Entrance Tonneau F3467 €40,000 €55,000 N/R/€94,300 $109,841 71%

This is an example of the four-seater configuration for the Model F, which as on its predecessors could be detached. As new the price point for them was $1,200 originally, later falling to $1,000. Model F carries engine number F3467. According to existing information concerning the delivery information for these cars available with Pate’s Early Ford Automobile Encyclopedia, this would have been delivered on 4 April 1906 to the Corn Belt Auto Company of Waterloo, Iowa, who would later be prominent REO and Overland suppliers. Coincidentally, Mr. Pate reports that by the 1990s, the car was still in Iowa, where it was owned by a Henry Dessel. The Model F was acquired for the collection in America in 1998, where it would seem that it had been freshly restored. The quality of the workmanship and finish of the paintwork and upholstery was clearly carried out to a very high standard. Today, the Model F presents beautifully in its rich olive-green paint scheme, highlighted with black molding lines and light cream/straw running gear. The car has the incredible presence and style that its original marketing promoted.


195 1906 Ford Model K Open Tourer K160 €200,000 €300,000 N/R/€345,000 $401,856 15%

This magnificent Model K is the highlight of the Den Hartogh Collection and rightly so, it dwarfs so many of its predecessors and successors with its incredible presence and striking looks. By sequencing its engine number 160 with the known surviving information about deliveries it is possible to decipher that it would have arrived with its first owner in late June 1906, however sadly this is not a record that exists, so who that was we will never know. Owing to the fashion of the day, early Model K cars, such as this carry a voluptuous body design, which in the local colloquialism was termed ‘Tulip’, Cadillacs of the same period are among others to have fitted these bodies to their cars. It was a small snapshot in the evolution of coachwork before they became more linear and then more closed in, but in retrospect they make quite a statement and none more so than on a large 6-cylinder car like the Ford. Carlton Pate has kindly provided the specific information that he has on this car, stating that it is an example of the early pattern 4-inch deep frame model, and is fitted with Kristoffy transmission, Stromberg glass bowl carburetor, aluminium blade fan and two coil boxes, all signifying its 1906 year. Other detail features which draw the eye are its tiny diagonal Ford script across the radiator, and the large Gray & Davis headlamps as well as their matched sides on the dashboard. He also notes its last few decades in the US to have included ownership by Al Garganigo in Massachusetts, Herb Bloom Arlington, Texas until 13th February 1989. At some point in that chain, the car was entrusted to W. Heater of Fleet Supply Co. in Detroit for its restoration. This would appear to have been a very accurate job, mirroring the specifics of these early cars including its impressive roof mechanism, a hallmark of quality American workmanship. Latterly, immediately prior to its arrival in this collection it was with William ‘Bill’ Evans in California, who seems to have kept it for roughly a decade as the Den Hartogh import papers are dated in December 1998. Today, its older American restoration has aged a little, but the car remains extremely handsome in its tasteful dark blue scheme, offset by black moldings and cream coach-lining as well as the plethora of brass accoutrements. A worthy trophy piece, its sale provides collectors a rare chance to add one of these much-fabled machines to their collections, where it will command similar stature. In Europe it would be quite a sight on Veteran Car Club tours, as while they are rare with last estimates being around 25 cars known to survive outright, very few of those reside on this side of the Atlantic”


196 1907 Ford Model N Runabout 4914 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€43,700 $50,902 46%

Unmissable in its stark red scheme over light cream running gear, this ‘N’ is equipped with an E&J acetylene generator on the dashboard, headlights and sidelights as well as a pretty ‘buggy’ style top. According to the modest file of papers with the car, the N was incorrectly listed as chassis 4913 a typographical error not uncommon with old US title documents. That title, shows ownership in Bull Shoals, Arkansas with a Raymond Plaster in 1981. It was later exported to Holland and into the collection in 1997, with a correction of chassis number.


197 1907 Ford Model N Runabout 4908 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€34,500 $40,186 Mid

According to information provided in ‘Pate’s Early Ford Automobile Encyclopedia’, Car 4908 was delivered on 3 May 1907 to the agency Fred A. Crooks of Malow, New York. Its early life is not recorded, however to judge from its condition today it must have been a car which had a relatively simple life as it would appear to retain its original upholstery 110 years later and in general terms seems to be a remarkably honest example. It is equipped with a ‘buggy’ style roof and side lamps. By the mid-1980s the car had arrived in the UK and there it was registered for the road in ‘EL’ region. Plaques affixed to the front of its firewall, confirm that the car campaigned the 75th Anniversary Events in 1983 organised by the Ford Model T Register and later another organised by Britain’s 1st Ford Dealer, Hendy Lennox in 1985. Shortly after that the car was submitted to the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain for dating and was granted a 1907 date of manufacture, tallying with its original order information. Of all the cars in the collection, this is one that clearly displays an unmistakable patina of age and the inevitable charm that comes with that


198 1907 Ford Model R Runabout 808 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€57,500 $66,976 64%

This sporting Model R has a small history file which enables us to know that like many of the cars in the collection, it was acquired directly from the USA in the late 1990s. In these papers are an old Massachusetts title document, citing ownership by Vintage Automobiles of Northfield up to November 1998. Viewed today, the car has the appearance of a sympathetic restoration or a basically sound example of this model. It would seem to retain some period upholstery, its seat squabs showing considerable age. The bodywork has been repainted in a dark burgundy color, with black wings, contrasted by bright red wheels and ‘balloon’ white wall tires. The frame is present around the back of the seats suggesting that it would have had a roof/top at some point, but this is no longer with the car.


199 1908 Ford Model S Runabout 756 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€20,700 $24,111 Mid

Arriving in the Netherlands on 20th February 1998, this car has therefore resided in the collection for more just over two decades. It was imported from Canada. This ‘S’ is in the striking ‘fire engine red’ scheme which was the offered color choice for the model. It contrasts with the other early pre-T cars in the collection in that it has clearly received a restoration at some point in its career and to judge from its condition most likely just prior to its acquisition. The paintwork, highlighted with white coachlines remains in very clean order and the upholstery, which has been renewed in deep button back black leather has been executed to a high-quality standard and shows very little wear.


200 1908 Ford Model S Runabout 2267 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€43,700 $50,902 46%

The second of the ‘brace’ of Model S Fords in the collection, this example dates from slightly later in the production sequence, but follows a similar format to the sister car, being of the Roadster rather than Runabout form, which cost $750 as new. Its history within the collection can be traced back more than 20 years. The car was acquired by Hans Sjoerds in Hilversum in the autumn 1997 from the Ed Towe’s ‘Towe Antique Ford Collection’ in Montana. It has importation date into Holland of 7th November 1997 and would pass to Mr. Den Hartogh at the beginning of 1998. As purchased, the car is listed as being black in color. It is not certain whether this is a misprint, or whether it later was repainted. Either way, today it presents in a rich dark green scheme, with highlight coachlines in red. Contrasting this is the light-colored chassis and wheels, something that was not uncommon in period for American cars as it enabled greater visibility of components when they needed fixing on the side of a road or in a garage. A particularly nice feature of the car is its ‘cape cart’ hood which has been renewed in leather and gives the car both good looks and an impressive presence. The car has clearly been the subject of a restoration and to a high standard, its paintwork being refurbished, and the upholstery accurately finished in rich black button back hides. It is assumed that this work was carried out prior to its arrival in the collection and that over the last 20 or so years will have been displayed rather than used. A benchmark example of this pre-T model.


201 1909 Ford Model T Runabout C44888 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€24,150 $28,130 Mid

This early Ford possesses a very early engine number, placing it as a 1909. This makes it one of very few Fords to survive from this period. It is representative of the very earliest type of the most significant car of the 20th century. Ford Model Ts evolved during their near 20 year run and the early cars tend to have the most distinctive and varied characteristics. The early types had some special coachwork offerings like this open runabout style which featured a simple and lightweight two-seater with a single occasional seat in the back. They are beloved for their clean and elegant and judicious use of brass. Though clearly fitted with a 1909 engine, a careful examination of the rest of the car is recommended as a number of parts have been identified as from different year Fords. This is a very worthwhile project to revive a very early piece of Ford Model T history.


202 1912 Ford Model T Torpedo 6177 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 -31%

For those who haven’t experienced a great “Brass T,” they are about as much fun as you can have on four wheels. Ford really got it right with the early Ford Ts, and when properly set up, they perform remarkably well. In fact, most brass car tourers have a story about a pesky Model T driver keeping up with the likes of a Silver Ghost or Pierce-Arrow. The Torpedo could be seen as Ford’s first performance car. It was a standard T stripped down with a little racer-type body. The hood was lengthened two inches, and the steering column was lowered. The result was a nimble and quick T with a look like no other. Any brass T is great fun for touring but the Torpedo is the ultimate.


203 1912 Ford Model T Tourer 115423 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€17,250 $20,093 -14%

A true motoring icon, this is a timelessly charming and delightful Model T tourer from one if its best years. This Ford is a quintessential brass era car with all the features that made it such an iconic machine. This example looks particularly nice and original. It has had paintwork but the upholstery could be original. It possesses its correct brass items and even has some unusual period shock absorbers. It still rolls on its correct non-demountable wheels. Ts of this period are a delight to drive. With their low weight and good power, they scurry along with surprising pep. The light and direct steering along with smooth drivetrain make them simple and comfortable to drive. This is a highly usable car that is eligible for many road rally events around the world. A huge network of parts and knowledge make them a car that is super easy to maintain and repair.


204 1914 Ford Model T Open Tourer €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€20,700 $24,111 29%

This is a delightful Open Tourer Model T of an earlier vintage. As such it features the 5-sided engine cover and brass work throughout. While the metal has lost some of its luster, it presents well with the sort well worn look one would expect from a vehicle of this era. Period correct white rubber tires can be found fitted up front and a several spares can be found mounted outboard. Additional lighting has been mounted just below the windshield on either side. The documents show that this T was originally registered to the Netherlands in 1966 and today it carries a modern registration card. With a little bit of restoration this Ford will surely provide miles of entertainment.


205 1920 Ford Model T Open Tourer 15048109 €5,000 €8,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 44%

This Model T features thoroughly detailed paintwork and unique coachwork. Aft of the cowl, this car features a custom built open tourer body complete with an opening trunk in the rear. Tags in the interior allude to this car potentially being used for agricultural work. The main portion of the body sports handsome and subdued dark green and almost every panel is traced with gold contrast striping. This makes for an elegant look that is completed by the stylized monogram on the driver’s side door. As an open model, the soft top can be brought down to allow for a handful of passengers to experience open air touring. The inside of this model features equally special appointments including a lacquered dashboard. The vehicle shows some signs of wear throughout and is a good candidate for restorative work.


206 1920 Ford Model T Runabout C187723 €8,000 €10,000 N/R/€9,775 $11,386 Mid

A striking bright red Model T Runabout, this car has a soft top and seating for two. The condition of this vehicle is generally good, with most of the wear showing on the exterior of the vehicle. Inside, the seats appear to have been reupholstered. With some additional restorative work, this could be a fine, presentable example good for bringing to meets around the continent. Some auxiliary components can be found attached to the body such as cowl lamps and a spare tire hanging off the rear end. As revealed by its engine number and documents accompanying the car, this vehicle originated in Canada and was subsequently imported to the Netherlands. This Model T carries a modern registration card.


207 1921 Ford Model T Open Tourer 15063261 €5,000 €8,000 N/R/€14,375 $16,744 80%

The Model T presented here is an archetypal example of the model from stem to stern. It was produced the year in which production crossed the 5 millionth landmark. It wears the uncomplicated three door touring bodywork, which as new would have been finished in black as it is today. It would have set its first owner back $415.00. It comes with copies of old Dutch registration papers for its former plate ‘ZZ-61-45’, and updated card and document converted now to ‘AR-70-73’. Those papers would appear to trace Dutch registration back to 28th February 1996, which may be the date of arrival in the Netherlands, and it seems to have joined the collection in March 2010.


208 1924 Ford Model T Runabout 10136375 €8,000 €10,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 15%

Based on its engine number, this Runabout would appear to have been built in August 1924. It is one of a number of cars that were bought for the collection from Canada. In this particular case, the former owner was Milan Fait, of Gloucester, Ontario and it left those shores in 1996 destined for the Netherlands. A stark contrast to the ubiquitous black ‘T’ as this car would have been delivered new, it has been repainted in a very handsome Ruby or Casino Red scheme throughout from its radiator to its lamps and running boards. This is contrasted by black interior and top which both appear to have been refurbished in more recent times.


209 1912 Ford Model T Laundalette 5032508 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€69,000 $80,371 176%

The formal coachwork is attractive and well-proportioned for the diminutive Ford chassis. The body has beautiful lines and fine details. The folding passenger compartment has handsome landau irons supporting the top mechanism. The passenger area is exquisitely upholstered in broadcloth with brocade accents. The chauffeurs seat is fine diamond tufted leather work. Due to the high degree of restoration, it is difficult to say with certainty how original it is, and in a way, it doesn’t matter as it is so well executed. It is certainly a striking and high-quality piece and one that would make a strong impression wherever it was driven.


210 1916 Ford Model T Open Tourer C130505 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 15%

This Canadian built Ford epitomises the ubiquitous ‘Tin Lizzie’ in Touring form and typical black scheme. It was acquired by Mr. den Hartogh in 2007 from a Donald Stirling of Hamilton, Ontario and subsequently imported into the Netherlands and has resided in the collection since this time.


211 1923 Ford Model T Coupe C383324 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/€9,775 $11,386 22%

A quintessential Model T, this coupe features black paint and fully closed body work to protect its occupants from any elemental intrusion. This T does, however, set itself apart from more standard models by the way of aftermarket coil springs mounted on the front axle. A C-prefix on the engine denotes Canadian production.


212 1924 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan 7179915 €4,000 €6,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 82%

This closed body four door sedan, in traditional black paint, has room for the whole family and is sure to keep them safe from weather. This vehicle resided in Ohio for an extended period of time. A plaque placed on one of the windows notes its participation in the 1970 U.S. open parade. Later on in the 1990s, the vehicle traveled to the Netherlands.


213 1922 Ford Model T Chassis €2,500 €3,500 N/R/€4,025 $4,688 15%

With the bodywork removed, the exposed chassis makes for a fine display of Henry Ford’s genius and early 20th century engineering. Future owners of this T can continue to use it as a display item, or the bare frame can be utilized to complete a project car. Either way, no collection is complete without Ford’s most famous model.


214 1927 Ford Model T Coupe 13418452 €3,000 €5,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 130%

The pinnacle and end of T production was 1927. The cars were both the most refined Ts of them all but also hopelessly outdated in the marketplace. Ford had lost its market dominance to Chevy and would shut down to retool for the Model A for 1928. This late coupe example has all the options available in those last two years including the bright plated radiator shell and attractive wire wheels with balloon tires. A handsome example with the appealing coupe bodywork, this is a wonderful late model T.


215 1926 Ford Model T Touring C661021 €5,000 €7,000 N/R/€19,550 $22,772 179%

This Canadian-built T Tourer from the penultimate year of production is one of 100,611 to roll out of the factory in Walkerville, Ontario—the factory’s most productive year. Finished in the classic color scheme of triple black, this car features a few details that brighten the car up and set it apart. Chrome bumpers front and rear accent nicely with the polished radiator surround while a pair of wing windows on the windshield uprights make for a more comfortable ride. Further sprucing things up are a set of nicely varnished and polished wooden artillery-style wheels wrapped in wide white-wall tires. Entering the collection in 1995, it would be a fine tour car or Sunday driver for the next owner.


216 1924 Ford Model T Runabout 15136188 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 44%

While it may carry a very late, August 1928 engine, this Tudor sedan has all the hallmarks of the slightly earlier variant of the model. As marketed for 1926, ‘The Tudor Sedan’ would have set buyers back $580, for which they received its handsome, town car looks, with a light airy cabin aided by large windows to each side as well as a large rear window. A peak over the windscreen gave them a distinct character, as did the nickel radiator and headlight rims. Included in the ‘f.o.b’ were windscreen wiper, rear view mirror, and demountable wheel rims, but balloon tyres was $25 extra! This car has been coach-lined to accent the body moldings with scuttle ‘sweep’. This car presents cleanly, but lacks any documentation.


217 1926 Ford Model T Runabout C628926 €6,000 €10,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 9%

While most T’s were built at Ford’s Highland Park, Michigan plant, a number of models for the export market were constructed in Canada, including this Model T Runabout. Trimmed in its original color scheme of triple black, the later wire wheels have been painted red for a bit of additional flare. The original black painted radiator surround has also been replaced with a polished chrome unit. An older restoration, with some plain loss appearing along the fenders, this Canuck T hails from the most productive year of manufacture, with 100,611 cars rolling off the Walkerville, Ontario factory line in 1926. A left-hand drive example, it was likely delivered new to Canada before eventually making its way to the Hartogh Collection.


218 1919 Ford Model T Touring 2878239 €5,000 €7,000 N/R/€16,100 $18,753 130%

Ask someone to think of an ‘old car’ and odds are they’ll conjure up something just like this. Rolling off of Ford’s Highland Park, Michigan factory line in late January 1919, this T Touring is the quintessential Model T. Trimmed in the most popular, and only offered, color scheme of triple black, a pair of auxiliary coachlights set this T apart from the crowd. Joining the Hartogh Collection in 1994 from Washington State in the USA. The prior owner had purchased the car at the end of 1987. The perfect car for a family outing or a Model T tour!


219 1916 Ford Model T Runabout 649462 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€18,400 $21,432 15%

1916 was a transitional year for Ford as it was the last run of the beloved brass Ts. The ’16 cars show much more of the production refinement and streamlining that would enable Ford to get the price to remarkably low levels in just a few years. Fortunately, the charm of the brass radiator is not lost with these new advances. A turtle back roadster, brass radiator model T is lovely old car. Charming looks and light weight makes for a delightful driving car that is a pleasure to own. This is a particularly good example of this desirable Ford model. It was the beneficiary of a very good restoration that has aged a bit at this point but still presents very well. The car is well turned out with all its proper equipment and a few period accessories. This is a delightful car that would be a proud addition to any collection.


220 1914 Ford Model T Runabout 447148 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€27,600 $32,148 73%

This handsome Model T was built in the first quarter of 1914’s production and fitted with the most sporting body-style available—the Runabout. With seating for only two lucky occupants, a folding top with no side windows, and a trunk area behind the seats, it was the closest thing one could get to a sportscar version of the Model T from the factory. Better yet, this T hails from the heart of the Brass Era Ts with their polished brass details including radiator shell, acetylene lighting fuel tank, and center wheel caps. This Model T appears to have spent virtually its entire life in dry and car friendly climates of Arizona and California. According to its most recent Arizona title, it was first registered in Copperstate in July of 1914. It entered the collection of its penultimate owner in May of 1991 before becoming part of the Hartogh Collection in 1997. Fitted with lots of extras, it has dual carriage lights up front, in addition to a carriage brake light out back. A brass auxiliary horn is present on the driver’s side as is a later rear view brass rearview mirror. A painted rearview mirror is affixed to the windscreen on the other side. Likely the subject of a restoration completed long before coming to Holland, it continues to show well thanks to regular polishing of its brass features. Its paint and woodwork are also quite presentable. It would certainly bring pride to the lucky driver where ever he or she went.


221 1915 Ford Model T Town car 19918_5_6 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€34,500 $40,186 Mid

Certainly, the rarest, most unusual and least familiar of the brass Ts is the Town Car. These handsome and luxurious little Fords seem quite contrary to Ford’s “car for masses” approach. The Town Cars were targeted at clients wealthy enough to employ chauffeurs to drive them. This style of T was not inexpensive compared to the rest of the Ford product line, but it was very cheap compared to other high end formal town cars it was competing with. Most buyers would spend six or seven times as much for a similar car from a premium builder. The buyers were wealthy but less ostentatious individuals, but it was also targeted to livery services looking for a formal professional car that was affordable, simple and cheap to maintain. It may have also been seen as a bit of a “halo” model to elevate the entire Ford brand and show that it wasn’t just an inexpensive car for the masses. The car proved a slow seller by Ford standards but was offered for several years. Today, they are beloved by collectors for their rarity and wonderfully charming looks. They were even displayed in a special class at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. They are one of the very few Model Ts that are invited to display at the world’s finest car events. This fine example was once part of the JC Whitney Collection in Chicago, famous for its ubiquitous automotive parts and accessories catalog that exists to this day. Well restored many years ago, this Town Car still looks in fine condition.


222 1915 Ford Model T Coupelet C98400 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€34,500 $40,186 Mid

For serious collectors, the Coupelet has long been one of the rare and elusive Fords. Ford was building a huge number of cars in this period, but few of them were Coupelets. They are one of the anomalies in Ford production as they were a bit too expensive and complex to be successful models, and their scarcity and charm has made them great for ford collectors. Developed as an all-weather convertible coupe, it offered fully open driving but transformed into a fully sealed coupe with glass side windows. This was an uncommon style and was unheard of for a car at this price range. The transformation was a bit cumbersome and the complexity added considerably to the selling price. However, the complexity did make for a fine and distinctive looking car. No other Ford of this period resembles the Coupelet and it is immediately recognizable as a special Ford. This fine example of an original 1915 Coupelet appears to have been the subject to a good restoration some time ago. The car has held up well and has primarily been displayed since that time. The restoration is accurate with some liberties taken in the decision to leave some of the bodywork bright wood instead of black. Besides this aesthetic choice, it appears to be a fine example of a very rare early Ford model.


223 1916 Ford Model T Centredoor Sedan 650108 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€25,300 $29,469 58%

The center door was an excellent example of Ford’s keen ability of fusing efficient production and low cost with appealing style and practicality. By offering a fully enclosed sedan that needed only one door, this significantly reduced the manufacturing cost and complexity of a typical four door sedan. At the same time, it was a good looking and appealing model that would find immediate favor with buyers. No one else in the industry could master this combination as well as Ford, and it would propel him to dominance of the market during this period. 1916 was a transitional year for Ford and it was the last run of the beloved brass Ts. The ’16 cars show much more of the production refinement and streamlining that would enable Ford to get the price to remarkably low levels in just a few years. This is a charming Center Door from the last year of brass radiator production. The Center Door coachwork is light and does not hinder the spirited performance that make these early Ts so appealing. It appears to be a good quality, older restoration done with authenticity. A rare example of an early Ford closed car, this would make a great addition to any collection.


224 1929 Ford Model 135A Taxi Cab A2320203 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€48,300 $56,260 202%

This is one of the more unusual models offered directly by Ford. The taxi was catalogued from 1928-1930 only, with a modest 264 produced in 1928, 273 in 1930 and a mere 7 in 1931. The peak year for the model was 1929 when they shipped approximately 4,800 although sources differ on the precise number. These specific Taxi Cab bodies were provided for Ford by long time supplier Briggs, the standard four door sedan configuration being altered with the obvious necessity of a division, and occasional fold down seats mounted to it and modification of the front passenger seat area to provide storage for the driver. Import paperwork with this car states it to have arrived ex-Canada in October 1998, its former owner being in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Those documents listing the car to have a Canadian pre-fix engine number, CA53085, suggesting that perhaps it was originally delivered in that country, and if so was one of the few 1928 cars built. At some point, either while still there, or within the last twenty years, the Ford has been re-powered by engine number A2320203, a 1929 unit. The Taxi is one of the most handsome and well-presented cars in the collection. It has been finely restored, we presume while in its Canadian ownership and is finished in an appealing Apple Green, black and white scheme, this is complemented with a plush dark green rear interior compartment to make the passengers welcome. The Taxi seems to carry all that one needs to provide commercial transport, including its period tachograph made by the Wagner Electrical Corp of St. Louis. A rare survivor, the ‘cab’ would make a fun addition to any collection, you could certainly surprise your guests when you pick them up at the station!


225 1916 Ford Model T Calliope Music Truck 1178648 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€24,150 $28,130 51%

This T, built in the first quarter of 1916, was later fitted with a Tangley Calliope and a body made to display and advertise its music player. One of the premier makers of calliopes, the Tangley Manufacturing Company featured their exclusive Calliaphone organ pipes and could play music from recordings or on a keyboard. The unit fitted on the vehicle here, likely from the mid-1920s to mid-1930s, is just such calliope, offering automatic, recorded music or original scores to be played on the keys. It entered the collection in January of 1999. Perfect for family outings or parades, it is a fun and exciting edition to any collection providing both driving and aural excitement!


226 1930 Ford Model A Cutaway Chassis €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€18,400 $21,432 -8%

This stunning full cutaway show chassis has all the hall marks of an original Ford show piece. It is beautifully done and reveals all the systems of the Ford car. The chassis is motorized to show the engine and drivetrain in motion. Plentiful use of nickel plating is further evidence of it being an original factory produced display piece. The chassis is mounted on a steel platform with castors for easy transporting. Original Ford display pieces from this era are extremely rare and seldom come on the market. This one is certainly one of the finer pieces of Ford memorabilia one could acquire from this era.


227 1927 Ford Model A 40 Standard Roadster 6A7471 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€14,950 $17,414 Mid

Finished in a handsome grey and black paint scheme, the Ford Model A roadster presented is surely one not to pass up. Cosmetically, the condition of the vehicle is generally good with only minor signs of wear both inside and out. Dark grey paint work bolts down the side and combines with the red wheels for a nice contrast. The brightwork is equally well presented with a majority still shining well. A restoration was most likely conducted in the past and the car has seen some use since the completion of the project. Under the hood is where the vehicle shows the most age, but with some work this Roadster is sure to be a fine example. Little is known about the greater history of this Model A.


228 1930 Ford Model A 68B Cabriolet A1446832 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€32,200 $37,507 28%

This is a very rare all-weather Model A Ford convertible coupe and is a seldom seen high-end model due to limited sales. Like its Coupelet predecessor, it was an attempt at a higher priced open car that still had all season protection. The added complexity of the bodywork gave it a fairly steep price premium over the standard roadster or coupe model. Ford repeatedly dabbled with the idea of expanding the price range of a Ford car and seeing what the market might be for more luxurious deluxe offerings. The addition of the functional landau irons and soft roof give this Ford a more luxurious look of a higher end car. This car also features the cowl lights of the deluxe cars along with the dual side mount spare tires. All this adds up to a very classy little Model A Ford. Nicely finished in Brewster Green light and black, it is certainly a handsome Model A Ford and is best described as an older restoration that has been well cared for and held up nicely. This is a charming example of a rare and desirable Ford that you will rarely see on the market.”


229 1929 Ford Leatherback Sedan Display Model AA3954311 €4,000 €6,000 N/R/€3,680 $4,286 -8%

This interesting piece highlights the wooden frame construction used in some Ford bodies of the time. The wooden body structure is attached to an original steel cowl and fitted to a complete Model A chassis. The chassis is nicely finished for display purposes, and it rolls on good whitewall tires. This is a nice educational piece showing how cars of this era were constructed.


230 1929 Ford Model A 40 Roadster 2883115 €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€22,425 $26,121 87%

This sporting open roadster variant of the Ford Model A is sure to deliver plenty of wind in your face thrills. Handsome green paint covers the body while black fenders wrap around the white wall tires. Up front, the metal work remains lustrous. The vehicle carries a modern Netherlands registration card as of 2014.


231 1930 Ford Model A 40 Roadster CAI6032 €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€21,850 $25,451 82%

Room for two and a convertible top make this Ford a fantastic choice for experiencing the delights of vintage motoring. A handsome color scheme of white paint with black accents striping down the side complete a traditional look. Little is known about this vehicle’s grander history, but the engine number indicates Canadian origin.


232 1911 Ford Model T Speedster €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 5%

This early Model T is sure to be a good deal of fun while cruising down a tight country lane. Occupants are exposed to all the elements thanks to a lack of bodywork. This is motoring at its very simplest. While there is some patina present the car presents well and carries a modern registration card.


233 1921 Ford Model T Open Tourer 9926741 €5,000 €7,000 N/R/€12,075 $14,065 73%

A true classic, the Open Tourer Model T is a must have for any collection. This particular example sports a good bit of patina, befitting of a vehicle that has reached such an advanced age. A good contender for a restoration project or left as is, this tourer can be enjoyed equally in both states. It carries a modern Netherlands registration card.


234 1930 Ford Model A Egyptian Taxi 339 €1,000 €2,000 N/R/€3,220 $3,751 61%

According to information on file and endorsed by its incredibly well-worn condition, this Model A was sold new to Cairo, Egypt, where it served as a Taxi for most of its life, only being retired in the 1990s when it was exported to the UK by Sidney Sheppard, of West Sussex.


235 1928 Ford Model 140A Town Car AA980298 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€21,850 $25,451 Mid

The rarest and most expensive of all the model A road cars the Town Car has always been one of the most sought after and elusive models. Built by Ford for a very narrow market, these owners were wealthy with chauffeurs who did not mind having a Ford car. Expensive by Ford standards, they were affordable compared to a typical formal town car and offered the excellent reliability and easy serviceability Ford was famous for. Ford also saw a market for Liveries looking for slightly more upscale transport for their clientele. It was quite an elaborate vehicle to produce and it shared little with the standard Ford closed cars. The drivers compartment was fully transformable and the passenger compartment was closed with a simulated convertible roof. This good example appears to be an early production example featuring the brick red steering wheel and side handbrake. It is handsomely finished in appropriate all black livery and features a nice opera light on the driver’s side. This is an honest and correct version of one of the rarest of all Fords from this period. Seldom do these ever come to market and this is a rare opportunity indeed.


236 1930 Ford Model A Snowmobile A4_525188 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€87,400 $101,804 191%

A number of conversions existed to alter a Ford car into a commercial vehicle. Kits could make them into tractors or fire equipment or even snowmobiles. Surprisingly popular in snowy regions, these conversions are most associated the Model T. Though much rarer, there were several companies offering Model A conversions. By adding Caterpillar type tracks to the rear drive and skis at the front you could make a surprisingly capable snow machine from a standard Ford. This example is quite elaborate with its two additional axles to support the tracks. The ability to use the skis with the front wheels is also an uncommon feature. Clearly a well-built machine for serious use. It looks to have had a more recent utility back fitted but seems a largely original and unmodified machine. It is more than likely equipped with an accessory gear box to allow for the low gearing necessary to drive through the snow. Today a hardy group of enthusiasts regularly use these Ford snowmobiles and they have proven to be great fun and very capable vehicles. This unusual and well-made example is rare survivor. It could be great fun to recommission and enjoy in some fresh snow.


237 1924 Ford Model T Runabout C673755 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€13,225 $15,404 10%

The engine number prefix and Ontario license plate fixed to the back end of this Runabout Model T provide solid evidence that this Ford’s true home is in the land of Canada. It sports a handsome color combination of grey and black with red wheels. Documents show that the car has been in the Netherlands since at least 1998.


238 1926 Ford Model T Doctors Coupe C744878 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 Mid

As a coupe model, this Model T keeps its operators safe from any inclement weather. Traditional black paint covers the body while white wheels contrast nicely. The interior is finished in grey cloth and appears to be only slightly worn. The prefix on the engine number alludes to a Canadian origin.


239 1924 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan 877733 €4,000 €6,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 111%

A handsome four door model, this Model T has room for a handful of people to experience the joys of vintage motoring isolated from the elements. Sporting a two-tone black and blue paint scheme this T sets itself apart from the more understated standard models.


240 1923 Lincoln Type 124A Brunn Phaeton 14422 €40,000 €55,000 N/R/€48,300 $56,260 Mid

This the first of nineteen Lincolns in the collection that chart the pre and immediately post-war history of the marque has been here in Hillegom for at least the last five years according to the registration papers on file. The car is finished in a deep bottle green colour scheme, offset by back wings and the light colour of the open wood wheels and tan leather upholstery. In addition to signifying the start of the second chapter of the Lincoln tale, these cars, as with all L Series are considered to have Full Classic™ status by the Classic Car Club of America, making them eligible for the host of events that esteemed group runs.


241 1924 Lincoln Model L Brunn Coupe 26356 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€29,900 $34,828 Mid

This Opera Coupe is understood to be one of the Brunn built designs, a very handsome regal rendering that has just one door each side and is neatly finished with a ‘bustle back’ rear. It is clearly a highly original automobile, which under inspection appears to wear both its original, or at least very old paintwork and almost certainly its original interior. The latter is remarkably intact, a completely time-warp presentation that has worn its nine decades extremely well, and includes the period fitment of a ‘fat-man’ steering wheel. Included in the paperwork with the car is a bill of sale, dated more than thirty years ago, on 17th February 1987, from a Donald Reniers of Glenbrook, Nevada, selling the Lincoln overseas to Frits Slegtenhorst. This is followed by import documentation into the Netherlands in June that same year, it is not known when it arrived in the collection, but it has generally been stored rather than displayed, thereby continuing to protect its appealing and authentic condition.


242 1924 Lincoln Model L Type 702 Judkins Coupe 20376 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€25,300 $29,469 Mid

As recounted in the introduction, by 1923, Lincoln was firmly under the control of Ford, and Henry wisely put his son at the helm. The newly managed business continued to produce their V8 cars, which continued to be marketed as the Model L as a nod to its design by Henry and Wilfred Leland. This would remain the catalog designation until the V-8 was superseded in 1931, a measure of even the Fords’ respect for the “Master of Precision”. Edsel had an innate sense of style, grace, balance and proportion, and the automobiles soon began to reflect Edsel’s vision. Following on the ‘too little, too late’ strategy of commissioning Hermann Brunn of Brunn & Company, Edsel reached out to the best coachbuilding establishments of the day to reinvigorate sales, with new designs from Locke, Dietrich, LeBaron, Derham and as evidenced here, Judkins. This particular car represents the start of the journey that the Model L styling would take over the next 8 years. Its design is nevertheless redolent of the early 1920s, before they got truly ‘Roaring’ along, and signified by its artillery wooden wheels, roof peak and drum headlights which would get outmoded over time. The Judkins Coupe would clearly have been refurbished some time just after the war as it was once presented at an Antique Automobile Club of America Concours and carries a National First Prize award on its dash for 1953. Today, that work has aged somewhat, and the car has gained an appealing patina over time. On file with this car are import documents confirming arrival in the Netherlands as far back as January 1990, making it one of the earlier cars to have been purchased for the collection.


243 1924 Lincoln Model L Type 118 Sedan 30849 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€17,250 $20,093 -14%

This sedan and the following lot represent an interesting pair of cars to compare their similarities and differences. From a distance they might be considered to be identical, yet close up we see, firstly, the fact that there are subtle aspects of the body which are not the same, and secondly, the condition of each has an individual character. Here, the Type 118 is a Brunn’s design of the limousine for seven passengers and with a division, it’s one of a mere 128 that were built for Lincoln by both Towson and Lang houses for them. As viewed today, its interior is remarkably unspoiled and for the most part original finish. The exterior may also be original too, it is certainly very old and mirrors the fine order of the interior. One of the people responsible for its state of preservation would be Mr. Fogderud Leroy of Sierra Madre in California, who according to a series of expired title/registration documents on file was its custodian from at least as early as 1974 and still by 1982. In February 1985, the car was imported to the Netherlands by J. Jensen, likely its first Dutch owner from whom Mr. Den Hartogh would acquire the car. This is a charming, untouched automobile, that gives great evidence of the finishes and quality of build of this series of car.


244 1924 Lincoln Model L Type 136 Fleetwood Sedan 16941 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€23,000 $26,790 Mid

This car contrasts the similarly bodied Brunn example in the Den Hartogh collection by showing the subtle alterations to the theme that Fleetwood created by drafting and construction. Fleetwood carried out both design and execution of their coachwork. According to Frank Rose’s well researched information provided to the Lincoln Owners Club, in 1924 Fleetwood were responsible for just two Limousine styles on the Model L, designated Type 139 and 2340. This is believed to be an example of the former, of which a mere 29 were built. The modest documentation for this car denotes that it was imported into Holland in 1985. To judge from its condition today, this contrasts also with the Brunn, in that it appears to have received a restoration in the US prior to its arrival in the collection. The interior has clearly been replaced, separating the cabins with black leather in the front and grey cloth in the rear, and the car seemingly repainted to the attractive sea blue scheme.


245 1929 Lincoln Model L Type 172C Three Window Sedan 54381 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€34,500 $40,186 38%

In 1929 the Lincoln engineers adopted rubber engine mounts and increased the engine’s oil pressure while Edsel Ford and his design team effected evolutionary changes to the exterior design with a new, higher, radiator and hood line. In addition to twenty-four cataloged custom bodies, Lincoln offered twelve bodies of its own design, from closed sedans to the deluxe Sport Touring car, reputedly the favored design of some of Lincoln’s best and most prosperous clients- bootleggers and hoodlums who appreciated the wide field of fire provided by its post-less sides and wide-open interior without the encumbrance of a dual cowl. This striking depression era Lincoln blends the quality of build with understated design of the period. With its ‘six light’ or three windows each side configuration, its passengers would have experienced a light cabin and an interior which could carry at least six persons, with the addition of ‘jump’ seats. According to its window, the car was still in the country of its origin by the late 1990s, as it wears a New York State registration and test stickers for 1998/1999. It is likely that it migrated to Holland after this to join the collection in this era when many of the cars were being amassed, its date of registration in the papers on file lists acquisition as being in May 2006. The car appears to have received a sympathetic restoration in austere tones of the 1929 times, a chocolate brown exterior, only being accented by its orange twin coachlines and wire wheels shod with white wall tires. The interior blends well with this, having mouse brown cloth to both front and rear compartments. Nonetheless, the Lincoln is extremely handsome, from its raked windscreen and peak above it, to the proportions of the body which are balanced with a large rear trunk. It would certainly have cut an elegant pose in any major city the late 1920s, and today would be a great way of experiencing these famed cars for relatively modest sums. In the US it would be eligible for the tours and events run by the Classic Car Club of America and Lincoln Car Club.


246 1928 Lincoln Model 144B Three Window Sedan 51235 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€20,700 $24,111 Mid

The three-window sided Sedan has a series of old Dutch registration documents which suggest that it has been in the country since 1949. They chart ownership with an H.G.M. Boenders in 1983, seemingly before arrival in the collection in 1993. Today, the car shows some age to its red/brown and black paintwork scheme, although the interior, clearly redone at some point in a grey velvet fabric has little wear to it. A handsome example of its breed.


247 1929 Lincoln 168A Sedan 59398 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€27,600 $32,148 Mid

The collection’s 1928 Model L has a few older Dutch registration papers on file suggesting that it has spent many years in the Netherlands. Those state the car to have previously been black, again suggesting that the restoration to bring it to the current schemes was carried out in European ownership. Today, the well-proportioned sedan is presented in a light grey hue, accented with darker grey moldings and black wings. The road wheels and twin side mounted spares are all painted black to match and shod with white wall tires. Its interior blends will with this, being in a pinstriped grey Bedford cord.


248 1928 Lincoln Model L Brougham All Weather Town car 54091 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€48,300 $56,260 38%

This stately Town Car has been in the collection for a number of years. Paperwork on file consists solely of old registration documents for the Netherlands, and these would appear to show that the car has been in this country since the mid-1970s. The Lincoln would seem to have been restored at some stage in its career, quite possibly in its original scheme, and today presents in deep Royal Blue with black moldings and wings. The sometime open chauffeurs compartment has been renewed with black leather, while the more sheltered rear is appointed with fawn cloth. The effect is a regal and very appealing formal car, which when compared with the myriad of other Model Ls in the collection, shows just how their clientele varied in this changing period of the 20th Century from owner driven sports cars to town conveyances.


249 1930 Lincoln Model L 7 Pass Touring 65514 €50,000 €65,000 N/R/€80,500 $93,766 24%

In a production run for 1930 that numbered more than 3,200 units, a mere 79 are understood to have been delivered in this guise according to information published by Frank Rose for the Lincoln Owners Club. Despite numerous famed coachbuilders still providing coachwork for Lincoln, this sporting bodywork was built in house. As fashion was moving away from the Roaring Twenties sports touring cars and onto more ‘all-weather’ or convertible designs, fully open bodies were becoming something of a rarity. Mr. Den Hartogh was able to secure this Model L Touring in 2006 according to the paperwork file of old road registrations that accompany it. It is assumed, but not known, that like so many in the collection, that the car would have previously resided in its home country prior to then. Close inspection of the Lincoln today would clearly suggest that it had been the recipient of a restoration in America before leaving there. That refurbishment has included the finishing of the bodywork and wings in a two-tone green scheme with matched coachlining. The cabins have had replacement tan leather which contrasts well with the exterior and is loosely protected by a full-length fawn roof. The combined presentation is extremely attractive, and while its condition now shows some age, it does not detract from the great looks of these rare open Lincolns, with their seven seats which in period might have provided transport for any manner of events from a ‘day at the races’ to a summer’s day jaunt.


250 1930 Lincoln Model L Type 179 Victoria Coupe 65380 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€69,000 $80,371 130%

The car is thought to have remained in America for almost all of its life owing to the fact that it carries test and registration stickers on its windscreen for road use as recently as 2006. It seems clear that the Lincoln was the subject of a thorough restoration in its latter years in the country of its build, with the bodywork being sympathetically refurbished in a two tone scheme of a grey/brown body, with a lighter hue chosen for the moldings and black wings and valances. Completing its elegant external looks are the wire wheels finished in deep burgundy and fitted with white wall tires. Between the design of the bodywork and the careful choice of colors, it is a very successful rendering for the car. After the mid-2000s, it seems that the Lincoln headed to the burgeoning collection here in Hillegom, being put on the road in the Netherlands in October 2005, according to its Dutch papers. Today, it remains in very clean order, having been museum displayed since then.


251 1932 Lincoln Type 507 Sedan 72011 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€43,700 $50,902 25%

The swansong for the legacy of the Leland Model L came when Lincoln made its last revisions to the V8. The respected powerplant, with its fork-and-blade connecting rods remained for 1931 but with new cylinder heads, manifolding, and a downdraft 2-barrel carburetor (the first appearance of a downdraft 2-barrel on any American automobile.) Its horsepower increased dramatically, now being rated at 120 brake horsepower, up 1/3 from the same displacement’s 90bhp rating in 1930. Of course, these changes preempted the arrival of the V12 model the following year, but even when production of the V12 KB began, Lincoln maintained the V8 offered on the shorter 136-inch wheelbase in 1932. The success of the KB signaled the end of the line for the decade long production of the renowned Leland V8 model. This car is a cleanly presented example which has clearly been the recipient of a restoration some time ago. The color choices of a rich, creamy white paint with chocolate brown for the wings and body moldings and accent of orange wheels all of which plays well to the lines of the coachwork. A single document on file confirms that the Lincoln was shipped into the Netherlands in August 1991. It is assumed that prior to this its life had been in the United States.


252 1932 Lincoln Type 236 Sedan KB954 €35,000 €45,000 N/R/€41,400 $48,223 Mid

Mr. Den Hartogh was able to secure this early KB in 1995, the car arriving by container in June of that year as noted in a customs document on file. Comparison with its predecessors and even the same year’s V8 Model shows that both the engine and the aesthetics had evolved, the V12 body styles being altogether modern and distinctive. Inspection of the KB today shows it to have most likely been repainted in the stately rich Brewster Green livery with black body moldings and wings, all contrasted well by the rich chrome radiator and trim, and its wheel wells lightened by white wall tires. Opposing its more modern exterior finish is an interior that at once would appear to be original and showing only limited wear to the grey cloth, all piped in leather bead.


253 1932 Lincoln KA Type 506 5 pass Victoria Coupe 71941 €35,000 €50,000 N/R/€36,800 $42,865 Mid

The Five Passenger Victoria Coupe, or Model 506 as it was designated was built in house at Lincoln, and designed by Murray, one of the houses most closely linked to the brand. The sales literature for the Five Passenger Coupe stated that “the rich conservativeness of Lincoln body design does not become antiquated…because Lincoln does not heed the passing fancies in motorcar appearance…Lincoln lines are as smart and richly distinctive with the passing years as those of a colonial mansion, a fine piece of Sheffield silver or a graceful, well-built piece of drawing room furniture.” In line with many European bodies, the close coupled design with a sunken foot well and gently raised roofline allowed spacious accommodation for the rear passengers. The large windows are precursors to modern coupes, giving great visibility and a light and airy feel to the interior. Dating from this transitional set of years for Lincoln, the modernity of its styling is matched by the sublime two tone rich blue colours, and those are complemented in turn by a fawn coloured interior in plush fabric. On the documentation side, an old West Virginia Title document on file states the car to have been owned by Camille Alexander of Bruceton Mills in 1982. After this it passed to Hendrikus Kempkes in Holland in 1982, from whom Piet Den Hartogh would ultimately acquire the car.


254 1933 Lincoln KA Type 515 Sedan KA239 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€25,300 $29,469 Mid

Production of all KA cars would account for 1150 units, Mr. Den Hartogh’s KA V12 Sedan is one of these rare models which was sourced by him in Canada. Viewed today, the car appears to show paintwork that is either very old, or perhaps original, its finish showing in aged, but remarkably good order. Its interior appears to have been renewed in a contrasting grey cloth. Of note are the headlights which have been converted with sealed beam inserts at some juncture, but otherwise from the bright chrome radiator backwards, this appears to be a textbook 515 sedan. Of additional appeal is the fact that the Classic Car Club of America recognizes the Lincoln as a Full Classic™ enabling it to be used for a multitude of events in its home country.


255 1935 Lincoln KB 5 pass Sedan K4053 €50,000 €65,000 N/R/€37,950 $44,204 -24%

While 1934 is generally considered to be the zenith of pre-war American car design, as evidenced from this striking Limousine the following year Lincoln perpetuated and added to their refined looks. The radiator now had a honeycomb mesh cover and atop it, the Greyhound ornament was permanently fixed. Below that and at both ends were single piece bumpers, with two upright bars. Of particular note on this car is the increasing use of streamlining, even on a car with great physical presence its tail is swept back, giving it a graceful appearance. As in the 1920s, here again Lincoln provided a division-less sedan, with closely fitted jump seats in the rear area. There are no documents to attest to its provenance, but it is clear this car has been tastefully refinished with lustrous dark green paintwork. It can be found across the whole of the bodywork including the radiator shell, with the only contrast being its olive-green wheels and the lightness of the white wall tires. Mirroring these tones, is a cloth green/brown interior. The latter is accented first with its sublime simplistic dashboard with twin instruments neatly inset into the chrome four bar trims that arrived on the ’35s. The sole concession to old fashioned design is a complicated light wood trim with harlequin patterned wood which runs around the entire passenger cabin, stretching from the rear passenger companions forward to the top of the dash.


256 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 8351 €80,000 €120,000 N/R/€62,100 $72,334 -22%

To judge from its chassis plate which states that this is Lincoln car number 82, of the Zephyr H model, this is either very early in the run of these car, or more likely that very few were actually built. The rakish teardrop Coupe appears to be in particularly original order, perhaps with an older repaint, but no evidence of a thorough restoration. Its rich dark brown scheme is accented with the subtle chrome trim to the exterior. In the driving cabin, likewise the upholstery is either very old, or may well be original and appears to be accurate finished, complete with the period cloth bench seat and well- appointed and aesthetically pleasing dash. The car wears French road registration plates with central ‘FM’ lettering, which suggests that it was last on the road in the Finistere jurisdiction, being in northern Brittany. Although there is no supporting paperwork to assist with this attribution. One of the greatest pieces of automotive design, the ’37 Lincoln Zephyr, specifically in its two-door coupe form will always be coveted and rightly so, this adds to the mystique with its French supply.


257 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Type 730 Sedan H19555 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€19,550 $22,772 -22%

The 730 Zephyr sedan in the collection is the perfect counterpart to the two-door coupe, which shows what the coachbuilder could do with all the huge void of space behind the driver/passenger bench seat if one wasn’t simply making a two door coupe. The answer, an equally wind-cheating aerodynamic conveyance, which proved incredibly popular again nearly doubling sales in 1937 with some 23,159 units delivered. Presented in striking sky-blue livery, the Sedan here is one of the longer standing components of this collection, having migrated from America in 1990 accordingly to customs document on file. Like the coupe, its condition is one of a much older restoration, quite possibly blended with some of the original finishes also. The interior seats appear to have been renewed in striped teal cloth, which compliments the car’s exterior.


258 1947 Lincoln 46H Sedan 7H167446 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€20,700 $24,111 29%

When Lincoln’s production lines resumed automobile manufacture towards the end of 1945 it was with mildly revised ’42 models. Mirroring the pricier Continental, the 66H featured an egg-crate grill and other styling cues to differentiate it from the handful of cars produced for the 1942 model year. The button doors from the Continental also appeared on the 66H. This is a very cleanly presented example of its kind, finished in rich Brewster Green paintwork and with a light grey cloth interior. The car is one of the few that have spent most of their lives in Holland, it being confirmed by an old cloth yellow log book to have been registered for the Dutch roads on 17th February 1956. The owner was listed as being J. Luyten of Pr. Bernhardlaan 6, Voorburg. Remaining in this country since we believe, it is listed as arriving in the collection in more recent years.


259 1928 Ford Model A Salt Flad Speedster A448809731 €3,000 €5,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 119%

A sporting iteration of the ubiquitous Model A, this particular example has been thoroughly stripped of any extraneous pieces that get in the way of achieving a race cars ultimate purpose: speed. Befitting of a competition vehicle, the body panels that have been included are painted red. This speedster carries registration dating back to 2013.


260 1919 Ford Model T Speedster 11783991 €3,000 €5,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,395 130

Low slung and stripped out, this Model T is sure to provide endless thrills. Keeping only the essential bodywork, all unnecessary extras have been tossed aside in order to keep the weight as low as possible. Eye catching red paint makes this T truly stand out. Originally registered to the Netherlands in 1980, this Speedster currently carries a modern registration card.


261 1913 Ford Model T Speedster 195921 €6,000 €10,000 N/R/€40,250 $46,883 302%

Stripped down to only the most essential components and bodywork, this Speedster Model T is sure to be a pure joy to wheel around. Seating for two allows for a passenger to join in on the joys of vintage motoring in this delightful red with yellow wheels model. Paperwork accompanying the vehicle shows a registration date of 1989 within the Netherlands.


262 1913 Ford Model T Speedster €6,000 €10,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 26%

This great looking Ford Speedster really stands out from the others with its well-proportioned good looks and desirable period equipment. The body is well executed and features beautifully upholstered barrel seats. The cowl and torpedo style fenders really help to give the car a go fast look. Nothing makes one of these Ford Speedsters look better than a V radiator and wire wheels which this one has both. Mechanically it appears to benefit form a two speed Ruxtell rear axle. A good set of brass lamps completes the package. This should prove quite a performer with great looks to boot.


263 1928 Ford Model A 40 Standard Roadster CAR9078 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€14,950 $17,414 Mid

This Model A is a well-presented example showing only minor signs of wear. Presumably, it has been restored at some point during its life. The paintwork was completed with a cream color covering the bulk of the bodywork and brown accenting stripes down the side. Red wheels contrast and a navy soft provide a nice contrast. The interior shows the least signs of use and the fittings and brown upholstery both appear fresh. The engine number and documentation accompanying the vehicle both provide evidence to Canadian origin. Dates printed on the paperwork show an importation to the Netherlands in 1996. An open top Ford like this should provide many miles of enjoyable classic motoring to its new owners.


264 1924 Ford Model T Open Tourer 13195047 €4,000 €6,000 N/R/€9,200 $10,716 53%

Four doors and a drop top make this late production Model T both practical and endlessly enjoyable for many miles of classic motoring. As is the case with millions of other Fords, the outside is finished in black paint. A nickel radiator shell and wood wheels both compliment the look. Limited information is known of this vehicle’s history.


265 1924 Ford Model T Open Tourer €4,000 €6,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 111%

This attractive green Open Tourer model features a wide variety of convenient features including electric lighting and starter. The vehicle has been in the collection for two decades and it appears to have had restorative work completed in the past. It still shows well, however, and is sure to provide miles of joyful touring in the future.


266 1931 Ford Model 155C Fordor HV3209 €4,000 €6,000 N/R/€13,225 $15,404 120%

This chocolate brown four door sedan Ford can comfortably sit a handful of occupants for a nice weekend cruise. It presents in good condition and features an exterior horn, radiator gauge, and auxiliary cowl lights are mounted just behind the engine cover. This car was originally registered in the Netherlands in 1931 and today carries a modern registration card


267 1928 Ford Model A Judkins Laundalette A3903133 €12,000 €18,000 N/R/€23,000 $26,790 28%

Built in the style of the famous 1927 Lincoln with Judkins Coaching Brougham coachwork, this well executed Model A is not likely to be seen outside of this collection. Done with a high degree of coachbuilding skill it is a complex body that was not built by an amateur. It is a representation of what a customer could have commissioned a coachbuilder to execute on a Ford if they so desired. It is built on a standard 1931 Ford chassis incorporating the original hood and cowl into the coachwork. This fords is a fun and eye-catching machine that is bound to be an attention getter wherever it is driven. The matched pair in this collection are believed to be the only two existing.


268 1927 Ford Model A 45 Tudor Sedan A126805 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/€12,075 $14,065 51%

A Tudor Sedan, this classic has enough room for a handful of occupants. The olive body is contrasted by black fenders. The vehicle appears to have been restored at some point and a black roof covering can be found up top. This Ford has been registered in the Netherlands since 1975, and today carries a modern registration card.


269 1927 Ford Model A 55 Tudor Sedan A3175375 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 73%

An attractive two-tone blue and black scheme covers the body of this classic two-door sedan. Enough room for the whole family, this vehicle appears to have been restored at some point in its long history. Details include a MotoMeter atop the radiator and a single pillar mounted Mirror. This Ford has been registered in the Netherlands since 1975 and today features a modern registration card.


270 1928 Ford Model A Standard Coupe A467511 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 73%

The 3-Window Model A Coupe would go on to become a favourite among collectors and hotrodders. This example comes from the United States and joined the Hartogh Collection in the Summer of 1980. Finished in Arabian Sand with Black fenders, it is nicely outfitted with an optional horn and Boyce Motormeter. It is the perfect, all-weather ride for both driver and lucky passenger.


271 1929 Ford Model A Standard Phaeton A973591 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€16,675 $19,423 11%

This Standard Phaeton, recorded as a Type 35-A in the Ford catalog, is one of 49,818 produced that year. It should be noted that all Phaetons produced in 1929 were Standards, the Deluxe line wouldn’t debut until the 1930 model year. Finished in Niagara Blue with Black fenders and coachlines, it is nicely optioned with a Boyce Motometer, a driver operated spotlight, and a pair of A-pillar mounted semaphores. A rare set of rather original-looking side-curtains complete the look and make the semaphores and spotlight all the more reasonable since no one wants to stick their arm out of the car to signal on a rainy day! On the left running is a tool chest festooned in rally and events badges. According to the car’s registration paperwork, it has been in the Netherlands since 1961, which is plenty of time to have been taken on such a multitude of events. Powered by the trusty 200ci (3,285cc) straight four, the prior owners could no doubt rest assured that they would reach their destination. Joining the Hartogh Collection in 2010, it shows well with a nicely patinated restoration, likely from the 1960s. Well optioned, there is still a bit of room on the running board box for a few more tour badges!


272 1928 Ford Model A 45 Sport Coupe A172347 €7,000 €10,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 38%

Ford offered a special version of the coupe with a rumble seat. This model, referred to as the Sport Coupe, featured a padded top and landau irons in favour of quarter windows, giving it a classy faux cabriolet appearance. The coupe’s interior was slightly upgraded from the standard model and it also featured the handy rumble seat to accommodate two additional passengers. The subtle changes did give the model a distinct and up market appearance. This example has been modified from stock with the addition of oval side glass, placing the landau iron covered blind quarters. Finished in a two-tone blue livery over black this A has just enough subtle changes to make it stand out from the crowd.


273 1929 Ford Model A Leatherback Murray Sedan A576800 €8,000 €10,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 26%

During the Ford Model A production run, Ford saw increasing demands for closed body styles. Four door sedans were becoming one of the most popular styles, and Ford relied on two outside coachbuilders for this type. Murray and Briggs both built standard “Fordor” models with subtle styling differences. The Murray models can be differentiated by the arching side windows. This is one of the few instances in Ford history when an outside coachbuilder was relied upon for such a popular model. Deluxe model town sedans were also available as well as special padded roof variants colloquially referred to as “leather backs”. These higher priced models were fitted with imitation leather tops to give them a more formal and expensive look. Today, these models are rare and desired among collectors for their distinctive and handsome looks.


274 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe 180 Phaeton Cabriolet A2410399 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€34,500 $40,186 130%

This extremely handsome Phaeton has been restored in what would appear chicle drab/copra drab grey tones, with the accenting pinstripe and wheels in Tacoma Cream. Its engine number would place the car as being produced in October 1929. Information on file is limited to importation paperwork showing the car to have arrived in the Netherlands in December 1996.


275 1931 Ford Model A 180 Deluxe Phaeton A4553484 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€29,900 $34,828 99%

As with the ’30 in the collection, the lines of these cars make them very handsome and practical touring cars. This carries Deluxe features of side mounted spare with chromed metal cover, chromed windscreen pillars, mesh radiator grill cover and the interior is in the stock color of brown leather. Ford do not appear to have offered red as an option on these cars, but the refinish in this scheme contrasted with black wings and body moldings suits it well, as does its light canvas top. The papers on file chart arrival in the collection twenty-one years ago in the summer 1997.


276 1929 Ford Model A 165 Fordor Sedan CA12714 €5,000 €7,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 56%

Four doors for convenient access make this classic Ford endlessly useful for cruising around. Attractive maroon and black paint completes the handsome look of the vehicle. As made apparent by the CA-prefix on the engine number, this car was originally built in Canada. Historical Registration from Ontario provides further evidence to this.


277 1930 Ford Model B 50 Sport Coupe A2410052 €35,000 €45,000 N/R/€32,200 $37,507 -8%

A sporty two-door coupe, this 1930 model is finished with a green body and black fenders. Key details include a faux convertible top and additional outboard mounted lighting flanking the engine covers. Bright green wheels compliment the two-tone scheme and surely make the vehicle stand out. Additionally, the car carries a modern registration card.


278 1930 Ford Model A Roadster A2391612 €8,000 €12,000 N/R/€31,050 $36,167 159%

The Model A presented here is rich with features from stem to stern. Up front, a metal grill, MotoMeter, and headlight shield create an attractive package. Further details include cowl lights and mirrors. This vehicle has been with the collection for several decades, as noted in the accompanying documents. Today, it carries a modern registration card.


279 1930 Ford Model A 55 Tudor Sedan A870609 €7,000 €10,000 N/R/€18,400 $21,432 84%

This Tudor Sedan features a subdued two-tone scheme, with a fine yellow pinstripe contrasting down the length of the body. Matching Yellow wheels on all four corners complete the look. Adorning the peak of the upright, chrome radiator of this vintage Ford is a shimmering winged MotoMeter. This Ford has been in the registered in the Netherlands since 1985.


280 1930 Ford Model A 165 Fordor Sedan A3451675 €5,000 €8,000 N/R/€16,100 $18,753 101%

This luxurious four-door features a plethora of bells and whistles fitting of the higher trim level. Understated olive paint with a black fenders and butter colored wheels comprise the exterior paint. Spare wheels on the fenders and additional lighting units round off the extras. This Ford has been registered in the Netherlands since 1975 and today features a modern registration card.


281 1931 Ford Model A Victoria Sedan AA85915 €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€12,075 $14,065 1%

One of the rarer Ford styles in this period is the Victoria. The Victoria was a high end and stylish two door closed offering that featured distinctive styling to differentiate it from the lower priced styles. It Featured a padded roof and an attractive bustle to the back of the body work. The “Vicky” has always been popular with the hot rod community and stock examples are rarely seen.


282 1928 Ford Model A Judkins Laundalette 870505 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/27,600 $32,148 84%

Starting with the Model T, Ford offered formal town car body styles in limited numbers. These were very expensive Fords and were intended to be chauffeur driven urban vehicles. A number of Model As were also equipped as town cars and are some of the rarest of all Fords in this period. The clientele was limited, but there was a market for a more affordable chauffeur driven car based on the highly reliable Ford car. Built in the style of the famous 1927 Lincoln with Judkins Coaching Brougham coachwork this well executed Model A is not likely to be seen outside of this collection. Done with a high degree of coachbuilding skill it is a complex body that was not built by an amateur. It is a representation of what a customer could have commissioned a coachbuilder to execute on a Ford if they so desired. It is built on a standard 1931 Ford chassis incorporating the original hood and cowl into the coachwork. A fun and eye-catching machine that is bound to be an attention getter wherever it is driven. The matched pair in this collection are believed to be the only two existing.


283 1931 Ford Model A Racecar A3211854 €2,500 €4,000 N/R/€20,700 $24,111 417%

As with T before it, the Model A quickly became a basis for a competition car. The high-performance aftermarket industry can be directly traced back to early Ford tuning parts. By the time of the A, a huge cottage industry of tuning and racing parts existed to make your Ford go fast. One could purchase a mildly uprated cylinder head or a double over-head cam conversion for your Model T. Many companies offered racy body kits to lighten and give the car a great look. These simple kits could easily transform a ford into a serious looking racer. This Model A racer is built in the spirit of these original conversions. A sleek and light weight body replaces the heavy standard coach work and significantly raises the cars performance potential. This sharp looking example was built by the Museum for racing and rally event. It proved a winner and at the 12 Hour race at Emmeloord, it won its class – not bad for a relatively stock example. The livery indicates that it may have participated in a Great Race event as well. The stylish two seater body, cycle fenders and split V-windshield give the Model A a great racer look, and it is finished off nicely with a side pipe exhaust. A fun car and a proven winner that should provide great enjoyment to its new owner.


284 1931 Ford Model A Standard Coupe A363537 €6,000 €8,000 N/R/€19,550 $22,772 144%

This standard coupe features a dark olive solid roof with a light olive body. Lower body work is finished in traditional Ford black and the butter color wheels are wrapped in whitewall tires. Further exterior fitments include a front mounted horn and a pillar mounted mirror. The vehicle was first registered in the Netherlands in 1975 and today carries a modern registration card.


285 1931 Ford Model A 400 Cabriolet A4469220 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€21,850 $25,451 Mid

This two-door cabriolet Model A is an attractive model adorned with plenty of fine details. Up front, a lustrous mesh grill covers the radiator while a classic Flying Goose mascot sits atop the radiator. Flanking both sides of the engine cover are a set of outboard mounted cowl lights and a set of spare tires can be found mounted on the fenders. Furthermore, the yellow paint is accented by a stripe that follows the length of the vehicle. The tan soft top can be dropped for open air motoring on a nice sunny day. Seating for a handful of people make this vintage Ford practical group trips.


286 1932 Ford Model 18 V8 Station Wagon OH17007784 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€29,900 $34,828 Mid

The Hartogh Collection’s Woodie Wagon is finished in Winterleaf Brown Light over black wings and wheels. Its Iron Mountain wood shows well and appears to be largely original from the factory. Up front, auxiliary driving lights and Claxton Horn complete the package alongside the correct, ’32 commercial grill (the wagons were produced alongside commercial vehicles such as Sedan Deliveries and Pickups). Hailing from Chicago, Illinois from 1992 until the collection acquired it in 1996, it was previously registered in the nearby state of Ohio. There are few designs more recognizable that a ’32 Ford. Combine that with the veritable flathead V-8 and the ultra-rare and ravishingly gorgeous “Woodie” Station Wagon body and one can easily see how this could become one of the crowning vehicles of any collection.


287 1932 Ford Model 18 V8 Kellner Cabriolet 018D5833 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€49,450 $57,599 41%

This stunning Model 18 Cabriolet is just such a car. While the cost of coachbuilding was substantial, several hundred dollars on top of the price of the car, a small number of cars received the treatment—most of them in Europe. The custom coachwork on this unique Ford is attributed to Alexis Kellner A.G. of Berlin (not to be confused with Kellner et Cie of Paris), however Kellner A.G. had gone out of business in 1931 with its patents sold to the coachbuilder Drauz. It has also been hypothesized that it was bodied by Carrossérie Kelsch S.A. of Levallois-Perret, another firm known to have specialized in all-steel bodies such as this. A resident of Europe since new, this Ford was first registered on June 30, 1933 and it has been in the Netherlands since January of 1956. Enthusiast owned for many years prior to entering the Hartogh Collection in 1989, the immediately recognizable ’32 grill is covered in badges celebrating completed events and club memberships. Combining the ultra-desirable ’32 Ford front end with rare, open coachwork by one of the most esteemed companies to be building bodies at the time, this stunning Cabriolet is a rare opportunity to acquire a truly unique Blue Oval V-8.


288 1932 Ford B400 Convertible Sedan 18A147358 €30,000 €45,000 N/R/€62,100 $72,334 38%

One of the most elusive 1932 Ford models is the B400 with only 884 built. A two-door convertible sedan that offered open driving as well as full weather protection. It was unusual in the fact the door and window frames remain intact with the top down. The vehicle was an evolution of a similar style offered in the Model A line up. Powered by the newly introduced 65hp V8 engine and mounted to an all new and robust chassis, this B400 was a significant upgrade over its model A predecessor. The body style clearly did not catch on with the public and ford would eventually offer a conventional and costly convertible sedan. This example is certainly and honest and unmolested B400. It appears to have received some restoration work over the years but maintains quite an original appearance. Fitted with accessory driving lights and side mirror, it also features a fully chromed radiator shell. A great chance to acquire one of the rarest and most desirable early Ford V8 cars.


289 1932 Ford Model B A520 5 window Coupe C18109126 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€28,750 $33,488 Mid

In 1932 Ford introduced its new line of cars featuring both an improved four and the new 65hp V8 engine. Not only did this offer considerable power, but it also gave an engine with wonderful responsiveness and a magical exhaust note. This ground-breaking engine was fitted in a modern new chassis and adorned with a full complement of fresh new coachwork. The model was an immediate smash hit, and no similar car has ever maintained the enduring appeal of these early V8 Fords. Popular with salesman and mobile doctors, the five-window was a good seller in this period. It was comfortable and offered excellent visibility for the driver with room for a professional’s luggage. The light body work combined with excellent engine made for a fun and great performing car. Along with the roadster, the coupes are some of the hardest to find in stock condition. For so long have they been modified by hot rod builders that the pure examples dried up long ago. This honest V8 example has avoided any modification and is wonderful example of the stock Ford coupe.


290 1932 Ford Model 18 V8 Type 40 Roadster C18D-180259 €40,000 €55,000 N/R/€63,250 $73,674 15%

This black on black Deuce is a stunning, stock, example of one of the most sought-after V-8 Fords. A Deluxe model, ’32 Roadsters like this—of which 6,893 Deluxe and 520 Standard were made—were extremely popular with post-WWII hot rodders. The cars that had survived into the 1940s and 1950s were often chopped, channeled, and sectioned with bigger and more powerful V-8s from the likes of Ford, the General and Mopar all getting shoehorned in place of the original V8-60. This Roadster was a lucky survivor though, remaining unmodified all these years. One reason for its survival is its long-term European ownership history, far from the cutting torches of the California and New England hot rodders. Records on file indicate that this Ford has been in the Netherlands since at least May of 1958, and probably in Europe longer than that—maybe since new. Joining the Hartogh Collection in February of 1995, its sinister black paint and interior is well balanced with the cowl-mounted driving lights that were standard on Deluxe models, body-colored black wheels with blackwall tires, and an auxiliary horn. For family outings, a rumble seat out back is the perfect spot for extra guests and kids. Unmolested Deuce Roadsters are a rare find, and this Black Beauty is certainly not to be missed!


291 1932 Ford Model B 40 Roadster 28-302917 €25,000 €40,000 N/R/€42,550 $49,562 6%

Ford’s masterpiece was also its lowest priced offering. By having simple coachwork, the roadster was the cheapest to produce and was offered in two engine choices. The newly introduced 65hp V8 or the 50hp four cylinder “B” engine. The B engine was a motor based on the Model A design. Featuring an improved lubrication system, strengthened crankshaft and increased compression ratio, the B produced power not far off the new V8. It also featured a new flexible mounting system to reduce engine vibration for the occupants. This engine would become a favorite of racing car builders and hot-rodders, and a huge amount of speed equipment was offered by aftermarket companies. This is a great example of an unmolested 32 roadster, and with its original B engine, is a rare find indeed. These have been the basis of hot rods since before World War II, so few have survived in unmodified condition. It can be described as a good older restoration done to an accurate original standard. The vehicle is finished in a period correct and handsome livery of dark burgundy over black fenders. A real 32 Ford roadster presented just the way Henry intended.


292 1933 Ford 710 Roadster 18285470 €30,000 €40,000 N/R/€43,700 $50,902 9%

One of the great Ford models that really stirs the hearts of collectors is the 33 Roadster- a flawless styling exercise demonstrating the Ford company at the top of its game. At this time, no automotive company had anywhere near as vast a styling and design department as Ford. They employed the most skilled stylists and it clearly shows in this model.They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery and 80 years later one can by a replica in steel or fiberglass of this iconic body. The beloved nature of these cars in both hot rod and purest circles has made originals scarce in the market place. To find an unmolested and honest example like this is rare occurrence. It is no doubt a highly original example and finished in a period correct livery that could almost pass for original. This Ford is a wonderful example that is just begging to get back on the road.


293 1934 Ford 760 Cabriolet 18-900817 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€46,000 $53,581 31%

Today a 34 Cabriolet represents that rare fusion of great looks and performance. With 85hp on tap in this light weight machine they soar past many of their competitors offering of the same period. Coupled to the great Ford transmission with synchronized gears controlled by a floor mounted shfter. Few of Fords competitors could come close to the charm and handsomeness these cars possess. This is a fine example of a rare machine. A nice stock original ’34 cabriolet is a rare car with relatively low production figures. An honest looking example finished in a period appropriate livery. This fine little Ford is sure to delight its new owner with its great performance and handsome looks.


294 1934 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Station Wagon 18-694772 €30,000 €40,000 N/R/€43,700 $50,902 9%

While the open variants of the V-8 Ford are among most desirable examples today, then and now, one of the rarest and most valuable body style is the “Woodie” Station Wagon. Costing $660 when new in 1934, it topped the range of offerings and the lofty price was reflected in the fact only 2,905 were produced—a mere fraction of a percent of the V-8 Fords to roll off the line in that year. Resplendent with its richly grained, Iron Mountain timber bodywork, what is not wooden bodywork is finished in the elegant shade of Tacoma Cream. The Modern Dutch Registration document indicated the wagon entered the Netherlands in 1975 and subsequently joined the Hartogh Collection in 2014. Featuring an older restoration, a badge on the grill indicates that it has won an AACA National First Prize. Perfect for a family trip to the beach, with surfboards poking out the liftgate, this Woodie is made to cruise.


295 1934 Ford Model 40 760 Van Rijswijk Convertible Sedan 40-1540846 €30,000 €45,000 N/R/€34,500 $40,186 Mid

This home-grown Ford, typifies the transition of open sports bodywork to more practical convertibles so redolent in the 1930s. Naturally, its known Dutch history stretches back over documents that date ownership here in the 1960s. Today, the ’34 wears what would appear to be an older restoration, reflecting its time of build this has been finished in a toned down dark blue livery with black wings and roof. Its interior contrasts the darker exterior nicely being in a rich red leather which is in very presentable order, but to judge from its age could well be original to the car. The Den Hartogh Collection has been the logical home for this Dutch bodied Ford for many years, but owing to its rarity it would fit well in any collection and would certainly be a talking point in any gathering of Fords.


296 1934 Ford 730 7 pass Sedan 40-1811538 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€21,850 $25,451 -13%

For many, 1934 is the most beloved year of the Ford V8 line up. Great styling and the wonderful grill and hood have made this a beloved classic. The 1930s saw a huge increase in sales of enclosed body cars. Many families could now afford a Ford car, and a sedan was the most practical and comfortable choice, particularly in Northern climates. Ford recognized this and put great effort in the design of these popular offerings. This seven-passenger sedan is handsomely finished in black. An unusual detail is that it is equipped with a chauffeur’s division glass. This particular vehicle may have been chauffeur driven and used in a professional capacity.


297 1935 Ford Model 48 780 Sedan Delivery 68-2810220 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€21,850 $25,451 Mid

Ford introduced significant changes for 1935 as it embarked in a thorough modernization of its popular line up. The body styling took on more streamlined modern feel and fenders were restyled to accommodate the move toward smaller wheels. Ford was ahead of the curve with their designs for 1935 and they would anticipate the entire industries direction for the rest of the 1930s. The light commercial market was a lucrative and important one to Ford. The Ford chassis was highly adaptable to serve a variety of commercial uses. Customers liked the great looks and easy access to parts and dealer service. Perhaps the most iconic commercial Ford of the period was the Sedan Deliver. Based on seven passenger sedan but with two doors and paneled sides the Delivery as spacious and as easy to use and keep as standard car. This handsome and quite rare 35 Ford is an excellent example of why this has become an icon of commercial vehicles.


298 1935 Ford Model 48 750 Phaeton 18-2114922 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€31,050 $36,167 Mid

1935 saw a complete redesign for the Ford V-8. The engine was relocated substantially forward of the front wheels’ centerline and the bonnet shortened to dramatically enlarge the passenger compartment. Rear seat passengers relocated in front the rear axle without lengthening the wheelbase. Ford called it “Center-Poise Ride,” and it was a noticeable improvement in interior room and ride. The front wings were deeply skirted, as they had been since early in ’33 model production. The frame X-member was made much larger and the frame side rails boxed for greater stiffness. The flathead V-8 again was improved. Horsepower remained the same, but the poured babbitt connecting rod bearings were replaced with more reliable and easily rebuilt insert bearings. Stromberg came out with a new model 48 carburetor. A lovely example of its breed, this understated Phaeton has the appearance of being a time-warp original, or well patinated car. Its gray paint scheme is accented with vermilion coach lines and the interior is in dark brown leather. Bonhams was kindly contacted by former owner Donald Passardi, who confirmed that he had purchased the Ford more than 35 years ago from a family in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and as bought was an original ‘rust free car which was a great driver’.


299 1935 Ford Model 48 Deluxe 5 window Coupe 18-2015178 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€25,300 $29,469 Mid

Sporting and elegant at the same time, the classic 5-Window Coupe has been a popular choice for both collectors and hotrodders alike. With the trusty V-8 under the hood, and rugged good looks all around, many fine examples were subject to the customizers cutting torch with the roofs chopped and the bodies sectioned or channeled onto the frame. This unmodified 5-Window is both a Deluxe example and a 4-passenger version with the available rumble seat. Finished in Black with Apple Green pinstriping, the colors give the coupe a sinister good look. Coming to the Hartogh Collection in 2013 from Minnesota, where it was with its prior owner from 1981, it is a welcome addition to just about any collection, it is a rare and special machine not often seen today in shows full of open cars.


300 1935 Ford Model 48 760 Cabriolet 48-1196882 €25,000 €40,000 N/R/€62,100 $72,334 55%

Ford introduced significant changes for 1935 as it embarked in a thorough modernization of its popular line up. The body styling took on more streamlined modern feel and fenders were restyled to accommodate the move toward smaller wheels. Ford was ahead of the curve with their designs for 1935 and they would anticipate the entire industries direction for the rest of the 1930s. Mechanically there were less changes as the 85hp V8 was already a market leader in power and smoothness. The cars would be well received but the distinctive 35 front end styling would be short lived and see a revision for 1936. This example of the desirable cabriolet style highlights the great looks this model offered. The cabriolet style would replace the roadster as customers wanted all weather protection in the open two seater model. Today the cabriolets and coupes are the most sought-after examples and anyone interested in sporting road use will prefer the cabriolet. With its strong 85hp motor and excellent chassis these cars are capable of excellent performance. The eminently tunable engine can be warmed over to produce a considerable amount of horse power if one so desires. Estimated to have been restored about 30 years ago this Ford is finished in a gold livery that includes the wire spoke wheels. The work appears to be of a good quality and done to what looks like a nice straight car. A fun and very usable vintage Ford these cabriolets are seldom seen on the market.


301 1936 Ford Model 68 730 Fordor Sedan 78-2717177 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 Mid

This four-door sedan features decorative 30s styling and bright blue paintwork. A 3.6-liter V8 can be found under the hood and 80hp is delivered to the rear wheels. Vintage paperwork confirms that the car has been in the Netherlands since 1956, and today the vehicle carries modern Dutch registration.


302 1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe 3 window Coupe 18-2668086 €30,000 €40,000 N/R/€34,500 $40,186 Mid

In the not-too-distant future, people will look back at the surviving cars from before WWII and assume that virtually every single car was either a Woodie Wagon or droptop like Convertible or Phaeton. In truth, closed car production out-numbered open ones by a long margin—and they cost more when new too. Case in point, 21,446 3-Window Coupes rolled off the line in while fewer than 20,000 open cars of all varieties left the factory in all of 1936. While it may not have been so rare when new, this Deluxe 3-Window Coupe is certainly an uncommon sight now. Between the low survival rate of the closed cars and popularity of the 3-Window with hotrodders, it is rare to find an unmolested and unmodified example such as this. Dolled up with all the extra chrome trim that set apart the Deluxe models from the Standard ones, this Washington Blue stunner will draw stares whether driven to the park or to a major car show.


303 1937 Ford Model 78 Station Wagon 18-3413961 €60,000 €80,000 N/R/€46,000 $53,581 -23%

This Model 78 Station Wagon was among the priciest offerings available in 1937, listing for $755. A practical and handsome machine, barely over 1% of the Model 78s built that year were Wagons with only 9,304 leaving the factory. The Bright Coach Maroon paint contrasts nicely with a body made up in large part of the rich, old growth wood from Iron Mountain, Michigan. Believed to be among the few Model 78s delivered new to Europe, it is recorded on its Modern Dutch Registration as having entered the continent in late June of 1937 and was first registered in the Netherlands on the last of February 1975. Joining the Hartogh collection in January of 2014, it would make a great family hauler or track day pit vehicle for the next lucky owner.


304 1937 Ford Model 78 760B Convertible Sedan 18-3521141 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€26,450 $30,809 6%

Visually sharing its guise with that year’s groundbreaking Lincoln Zephyr, the 1937 Ford also saw its headlamps now sit ‘Frenched’ into the wings and a generally rounder appearance to the bodies. Of the 320,000 Fords to leave the works that year, only 4,378 were in the Convertible Sedan form. Subtly finished in a period dove grey paint scheme with black top and interior, this ’37 Ford carries with it a fascinating file of information relating to its history. Within these documents is its original Portuguese registration document, which is inscribed in black ink and confirms it to have entered that country on 15th March 1937. It charts ownership first with Ford of Lisbon, where it appears to have remained until being sold to Abilio Berreto in July 1941. Its next entry is not until September 1966 when the car passed to its next Lisbon owner, Jose Eva with whom it would remain through to 1977. At that point the car was sold to Jesusa Gonzales de Guimaraes Pestana of Porto point. Throughout its life in Portugal it would retain the license number ‘GA-10-10’. Nine years later in 1986, it would finally leave Portugal destined for arrival in Holland, straight to Mr. Den Hartogh to join his burgeoning collection.


305 1937 Ford Model 78 Deluxe Cabriolet 18-3760315 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€27,600 $32,148 Mid

The V-8 Ford lineup was always flush with available body styles to meet the needs and budget of just about any car buyer. In ’37, four different open bodies were offered—Roadster, Cabriolet, Phaeton, and Convertible Sedan—in both Standard and Deluxe Trim. This Deluxe Cabriolet combines the sporting lines of the two-door V-8s with the luxury of roll up windows and a full enclosed top. Differentiated form the Standard line by its more powerful, 85bhp V-8, walnut woodgrain trim around the windows, and extra exterior brightwork. Finished in the ever-popular shade of Washington Blue with matching wheels, according to its Modern Dutch Registration it has been in the Netherlands since the mid-1970s and in the Hartogh Collection since 2014.


306 1937 Ford Model 78 730 Fordor Sedan 4151016 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 Mid

Sporting handsome maroon paint over the era-defining windswept bodywork, this four-door sedan has plenty of room to fit friends and family. A V8 under the hood provides ample power to get around. Fixed on the bumpers ahead of the delicately decorated grill are a set of auxiliary lights. This vehicle was first registered to the Netherlands in 1997.


307 1938 Ford Model 81A Fordor Sedan H-26031 €10,000 €12,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 Mid

A standard four-door sedan, this windswept body has the unique distinction of being manufactured in Russia. Black paint adorns the entirety of the car, and a V8 engine sends power through a 3-speed transmission. Papers attached to the vehicle place the it within Dutch circulation beginning in 1999. This Sedan has been part of the collection since 2000.


308 1939 Ford Model 73B Fordor Sedan 91A18-4469699 €10,000 €14,000 N/R/€10,925 $12,725 Mid

Typical of the period, this V8 powered 73B Fordor Sedan features stylishly sculpted four door sedan bodywork and like millions of other Fords assembled in the beginning of the 20th century, black paint completes the graceful look. Documentation accompanying the vehicle establishes the vehicle being in Dutch circulation since at least 1976.


309 1939 Ford Model 91A Convertible Coupe €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€29,900 $34,828 Mid

This bright red Convertible Coupe is sure to draw plenty of attention with era defining decorated styling. A black soft top and a cognac colored interior round off the appearance of this fine automobile. The exterior presents in good condition and the paint and chrome both show little signs of wear. The interior, alternatively, shows its age and could use some restorative work.


310 1938 Ford Model 91A Club Cabriolet 82A469482 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€29,900 $34,828 Mid

This example is the desirable club cabriolet. The sportiest offering since the roadster was discontinued a few years earlier. Finished in a handsome dark maroon and is equipped with a few period accessories. An original “winter front” radiator cover for use in colder climates and handsome European wing lights add a touch of class to this good-looking Ford. A largely original car that has had a repaint and other restoration work over the years. With its great looks and a sporty feel these open V8 cars are a delight to drive and a pleasure to own.


311 1939 Ford Model 76 Club Cabriolet 91A – 18 4469685 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€27,600 $32,148 Mid

The 1939 line up for Ford saw some notable differences both aesthetically and technically. The frontal treatment was updated to vertical radiator slats and a foreshortened V spear. At the sides, a secondary horizontal chrome trim piece ran below the side molding that stretched from front to rear. The bonnet was now closed at its sides at this point and the headlights moved out to sit in the wings. Perhaps more importantly to those behind the wheel, Henry Ford finally relented and added hydraulic brakes. The floor shift now rose up to the column. Advertising played on these characteristics with the tag line ‘You’ll find it in a Ford’, citing Beauty, Bigness, Brakes, Performance, Comfort, Economy and a Low Price as the selling points. This Deluxe can trace ownership in the Netherlands going back to the 1970s on old type papers, being date stamped on 31 May 1976 on arrival in this country. These appear to confirm arrival in the collection here in 1983. The car has been sympathetically restored in colors respectful of the austere period in which it would have been built, of a chocolate brown hue, with matched roof and interior.


312 1939 Ford Model 70B Tudor Sedan ZK23-459 €12,000 €16,000 N/R/€12,650 $14,735 Mid

Ford offered a wide variety of body styles in 1939, and this particular vehicle sports the Tudor Sedan form. Two doors, bright chrome work upfront, and black paint provide a sleek look and a V8 delivers the grunt. According to paperwork on file, this car has been part of the collection since 1996.


313 1941 Ford Model 76 Super Deluxe Convertible 18-818801912 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€23,000 $26,790 -8%

Ford continued to update its cars for changing taste. ’41 saw a major facelift to better integrate the mandated sealed beam headlights and give the car a fresh look in keeping with styling trends. The chassis was lengthened to 114″ and the power bumped up to 90hp at this point. The transmission was column shift three-speed with synchronizers. Hydraulic brakes were standard on all four wheels. This charming 41 Super Deluxe convertible is handsomely finished in a period correct light blue color. The convertible is no doubt the most desirable 41 today, and with its charming looks, it is no surprise. This nice and straight Ford looks to have had some restoration work over the years, but presents as a nice, honest, and cared for machine.


314 1940 Ford Model 66 Super Deluxe Club Convertible 18-5718309 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€32,200 $37,507 Mid

1940 Would see a mild revision of the well styled 1939 model. Federal mandates for sealed beam headlights would see the demise of the beautiful tear drop headlamps, but the attractive surrounds were incorporated. In recent years, the 1940 has been recognized more as a true classic and has become increasingly popular in collector circles. This 40 Club Convertible is a five-passenger convertible model incorporating a full back seat. The blind quarter convertible top gives the car a great look. The attractive dark maroon livery suits the shapely body nicely. It is best described as a good honest older restoration that is begging to be recommissioned and put back on the road.


315 1942 Ford Model 76 Club Cabriolet 18-6787699 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€27,600 $32,148 Mid

If you are in the need for the perfect summer runabout, look no further. This Ford is finished with wonderful bright blue paint and a light tan soft top. The bodywork is clean of any frivolous extras, not even lamps or wing mirrors are present to disturb the smooth lines. The chrome accent trim pieces appear with a good amount of shine and the rest of the vehicle shows in generally good condition. Although with some restoration work, this could be a contender for showing. While little is known of the vehicles early history, the car has been registered in he Netherlands since at least 2013. Put the top down and feel the rumble of the V8, this Ford is sure to delight.


316 1946 Ford Model 76 Club Cabriolet 1727400 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€25,300 $29,469 Mid

With just under 4 liters of V8 power under the hood, this post-war Ford should have plenty of grunt to move its handful of passengers along with ease. This two-door coupe cabriolet is finished with attractive green paint and a tan soft top. The vehicle presents well and the chrome remains lustrous. This Cabriolet has been in the Netherlands for a good amount of time with documents showing its presence within the country beginning at least in 1958. Currently, the car carries a modern registration card. This is an excellent example for open air cruising and bringing to car shows around Europe.


317 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon 99A-1497500 €50,000 €65,000 N/R/€40,250 $46,883 -20%

With GIs returning from the front and the baby boom off and running, demand was strong for these family friendly haulers and Ford found homes for 16,920 of them in 1946. This wagon is finished in Navy Blue and appears to retain its original Iron Mountain timber on the sides. The subject of an older restoration, this wagon joined the Hartogh Collection in 2014. Ever popular today for their handsome good looks, and the fact they are still exceedingly family friendly, it is the perfect ride for a family picnic or a trip to the beach with a surf board strapped to the roof.


318 1947 Ford Super Deluxe V8 Convertible Coupe €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€24,150 $28,130 Mid

The Super DeLuxe Convertible Coupe we present here carries all the hallmarks of the model, such as the additions of clock, arm rests and hand crank ventilation windows on the doors, as well as higher quality upholstery. The car is finished in the popular period hue, termed by Ford as Maize Yellow, with a contrasting brown cloth and vinyl trim and a fawn convertible roof. In general, the convertible appears to have received an older light refurbishment on the basis of an original car, and that work has now aged somewhat.


319 1946 Ford Model 69A Coupe 6D131199 €15,000 €25,000 N/R/€13,800 $16,074 -8%

This post-war Ford arrived in the collection in 1999 having been purchased from Wayne Copeland of Wayne’s Auto Sales in Ontario, Canada. Tastefully refinished in dark blue paintwork, this is contrasted well by the multitude of chrome trim, which is accented in red. Its interior offsets this with a light blue/grey scheme in fabric.


320 1947 Ford Model 76 Club Cabriolet 711A1533735 €20,000 €30,000 N/R/€27,600 $32,148 Mid

This maroon coupe provides both plenty of style and open top cruising thanks to its tan soft top. Potent V8 power helps move this classic Ford around with minimal effort. The vehicle shows in good condition with the body appearing straight and the chrome still maintains a good amount of shine. An auxiliary articulating late can be found mounted on the A-pillar. The sleek post-war design is sure to draw lots of attention from the public, and this car is a good candidate for weekend cruises. The greater history of this vehicle is not known, but the documents accompanying the car show a registration date of 2013 in the Netherlands.


321 1942 Ford GPW 15345 €12,000 €15,000 N/R/€36,800 $42,865 145%

There were subtle differences between the two versions, Ford’s having its components marked with the letter ‘F’. After extensive field testing, the Jeep’s off-road capability was first publicly demonstrated early in 1941 when one was driven up the steps of the United States Capitol by Willys’s test driver, Irving ‘Red’ Haussman. Produced by the millions, the ubiquitous Jeep saw service in every theater of the Second World War and continued in military service with armies world-wide for several decades thereafter. Today the Jeep remains highly sought after by discerning military vehicle enthusiasts, as well as being a frequent ‘mount’ in historic racing paddocks, such as at Goodwood Race Meetings. Of course no collection covering this era of the brand would have been complete without a GPW. Mr. Den Hartogh appears to have acquired this one in 1996. The Ford is equipped with every imaginable accessory from shovels to turret machine, looking every bit the part of the wartime effort. It would no doubt be a fun toy for summer motoring in the outdoors.


323 1952 Mercedes-Benz O3500 20 Seater Coach 3122120076852 €30,000 €40,000 N/R/€46,000 $53,581 15%

That was the case for their O3500 commercial bus, which followed the pattern of their pre-war buses with the cab behind the engine and was in production from as early as 1949. It can be considered a success as it was 7 years before the model was retired and after 2,644 units had left the factory, at which point it was replaced by the O321H series, at which point the Mercedes ‘nose’ vanished as semi-integral construction was used. Power was provided by a six-cylinder inline diesel 4.6 litre engine, developing 90hp at 2,800 rpm, which was more than enough to propel such vehicles. The bus provides accommodation for 20 passengers with a large rack on the top for their luggage, access to the cabin is both from doors to the off side and the rear. Presently unliveried, it is simply painted white with blue accent panels. The interior would seem to retain its original seating set up and trim, which is in tan vinyl fabric. Every bit the quality that you would expect from its maker, if you missed out on the commercial Ford buses in the sale, here might be your opportunity!


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