The 1936 Ford Model 68 | Auto Transport

An Updated Exterior and Endless Model Types Made This Classic Car a Hit in Its Day

With a beautifully styled front grill, hubcaps painted extra shiny, and improved headlamps and windshields, the 1936 Ford Model 68 was meant to be a stylish improvement from previous models that the Ford motor company had produced in years prior. Nobody was surprised when sales increased significantly, and in fact, production reached over 530,000 units in the 1936 year.

1936 Ford Model 68

United Routes was tasked with the job of moving a very well preserved 1936 Ford Model 68 Coupe, and we knew that, like with all classic or antique car transport, it would mean employing the utmost of care. Thankfully, with our professional team of drivers, we were able to execute the job as seamlessly as one would expect from a leader in the auto transport industry.

One of the greatest aspects of the 1936 Ford Model 68 set of automobiles, was the fact that there was such a large variety of styles from which to choose. Though everyone at the time knew they were getting a quality automobile when buying a Ford, naturally, families, single individuals, and newlyweds would all want styles that fit in with their distinct needs.

Luckily, Ford wisely thought to manufacture various model types. Whether it was the practical Tudor, the flashy Coupe or the sturdy Truck Sedan, every consumer could find something that would meet their needs. The most popular style was the Deluxe Fordor Tourer Sedan, selling nearly 160,000 units of this type.

Classic Ford loading for transport

Some of the 1936 Ford Model 68’s Specs

The 1936 Ford Model 68 had a 221 cubic inch 3.6 liter engine under its hood, and it helped to produce 85 horse power, considered pretty impressive for those days. The transmission was simple and easy to operate.

All of the models had rear wheel drive, and the chassis of the 1936 Ford Model 68 was made of steel which helped to contribute to its weight of over 2500 pounds. Depending on which model type you’d purchase, it would cost somewhere in between $500 and $750 for the Ford Model 68.

What was perhaps most unique about the 1936 Ford Model 68 was the updated exterior of the car. Among the many improvements were the front and back fenders made to look sharper than in previous years’ models, and the old fashioned horn, usually placed on the outside of the car during that era, was moved to under the hood as we’re used to today.

Experts in Classic Car Transport

With years of experience in enclosed car transport, dealing with cars of all ages, it was no shock when the owner of a beautiful 1936 Ford Model 68 Coupe called us. He needed a company with a great reputation in vehicle transportation service, and he came to exactly the right place.

When moving any car that is of high financial or sentimental value, we at United Routes know what it means to handle your car with care. Our specially designed car carriers are made to accommodate any shape or condition car, and ensure that your antique, classic or exotic car is delivered safely to its destination.

Shipping a 1972 Detomaso Pantera L

 

 


 

 

 

Safely Delivering the 1970’s Favorite with United Routes

With its powerful 5.8 liter V8 engine, and sleek 1970’s style curves, the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L is one classic car that will get car lovers’ heads turning any day. The Pantera L has a beautifully crafted aerodynamic design which helped it become one the best performing mid-engine cars in its class.

United Routes recently had the opportunity to move an excellent condition 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L in one of its trucks which are made exclusively for enclosed car transport. With the car safely inside the truck, and our professional movers and drivers doing the work, we ensured quick and safe handling of the Pantera L from the beginning of the move right up until the end.

Expert Italian Design

The 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L was produced by the De Tomaso car company of Italy for a period of twenty years, from 1971 until 1991. In that time, over 7000 Panteras were manufactured, with the maximum of three a day being produced in the early 1970’s. The models in 1972 were some of the earliest ones and often found to be crowd favorites.

The 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L was built with the unique mid-engine design. This means that the engine is set further back than the usual spot under the hood of the car.

The primary benefit of having built the Pantera’s engine in this position is that more weight of the car is placed on the back tires. This translates into better traction of the back tires, and a significantly easier time when braking. For the more aggressive drivers of newer and older sports cars out there, it would mean fewer spin outs or skidding.

A potential drawback when building a car with a mid-engine design is that there can almost never be any possibility for a backseat. Due to the engine being set further back, the back bench seating in a regular sized car is almost completely taken up by the engine. However, for those usually buying new or old sports cars, that rarely presents itself as a real issue.

Experts in Classic Car Transport

According to American definitions, a classic car is defined as being between 30-49 years of age, so the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L certainly fits the bill. As a result of the age, and often heavy use of the classic car over the years, it requires especially delicate handling when moving from one location to another.

This is where United Routes and their expertise in classic car transport comes into the equation. With years of experience, and thousands of classic, antique and exotic cars moved, we are the company who knows exactly what it entails to get that special automobile where you need it.

With the sleek and beautiful 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L it was no different. From the loading of the Pantera up into enclosed car transport vehicle, to the smooth journey to our destination, and finally the safe unloading of the car, we ensured that our customer could feel secure in the smooth and efficient delivery of their car.

Ford Coupe street Rod | Classic Car Transport

 

Transporting a Classic 1932 Ford Coupe Street Rod

Did you know that in 1932 the price for this Ford coupe was about $490? Yeah, that’s some deal! Back then, most people would refer to a hopped up car like this as a “gow job”.  While not pictured above, the Ford roadster was actually a more popular choice for Hot Rod’s since it was lighter and less expensive.

United Routes transported this amazing classic in one our custom enclosed trailers. It took a few extra minutes to actually load this vehicle, but only because we just couldn’t stop staring 😉 .

 

Shipped a Matching Classic Car and Truck

1947 Dodge Car and Truck Transport

 

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Pure Awesomeness!

Transport of a 1936 Dodge LC Pickup

Classic Car Shipping

The early 1930’s was tough for America as a whole. The great Depression was bankrupting businesses left and right. Dodge truck sales hit rock bottom by 1932. At this point Chrysler had already taken over the Dodge company and by the mid 30’s decided they needed a spectacular line of trucks to get them out of the gutter.

The featured 1936 Dodge LC Pickup pictured above is just one of those cars. The trucks were produced with tremendous amounts of updates comapred to the typical design and construction seen at the time.

Our customer Frank had purchased this rare classic and needed it shipped back to his home about 1,000 miles away. Finding a 1936 car in this great of a condition is quite rare. Just check out the pictures, you’ll see what I mean.

We also asked Frank whether the transport process met his expectations. His response,

“United Routes got my truck to me fast and in great shape. very smooth process.”

We are glad to be of service.

Want to know what it’s like cruising in one of these? Check out this cool point-of-view video I found