1932 Ford Model 18 (V-8) Cabriolet


In 1926, Henry Ford, inarguably a genius, had a hard time accepting that his hugely successful Model T was no longer in demand. But he couldn’t dismiss the fact that Chevrolet production was fast-approaching one million units per year, and then surpassed it in 1927 beating out Ford in the yearly sales race. Model T production was also approaching the milestone one-million figure, albeit from the opposite direction. This was sobering for Henry, as just four years prior his company was building almost two million cars per year, selling the famous Lizzy as fast as hot cakes without any real advertising.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2006/09/28/1932-ford-model-18-v-8-cabriolet