Ohio man's 1936 Ford collection going to auction

(April 26, 2014) An incredible collection of 1936 Ford vehicles will go to auction in Sandusky, Ohio, May 16-17. Seventeen Fords owned and restored by the late Emery Ward Jr., who died in 2007, will be on the auction block at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Sandusky.

Ward reportedly fell in love with the 1936 Fords at the age of 14 when he started driving a Ford dump truck. After retiring in 1982,  Ward got serious and started putting together his collection. Ward's son, Emery Ward III, who inherited the fleet of vehicles which includes several other makes, decided to put them up for auction.

Ward's son said his father owned a trucking company for several decades, and later a local gift shop and a series of storage facilities.

Ward’s collection of 1936 Fords and accompanying spare parts also includes several of Ward’s other vehicles, including a 1958 Ford Edsel Pacer Convertible and a 1940 Lincoln Continental Zephyr. Most of the cars and trucks in the collection are fully restored, and one — a 1936 Ford Coupe — he purchased in original condition, said his son Emery Ward III.

The collection of 1936 Fords includes a panel van, a four-door convertible, a tanker truck, a dump truck, a pickup, a “humpback” sedan and coupe, a Woody and a four-door Phaeton. There are also two 1936 one-ton flatbed trucks and a Ford fire truck from that year as well. It also includes one item that doesn’t roll: a large metal Ford “V8” dealership sign that advertised the Flathead V-8 engines that power many of the 1936 vehicles being sold.

More information about the auction can be obtained by clicking here. Internet bidding will also be available for this auction.

Sources: Automotive News, Baker Bonnigson Auctioneers