Tom Lee's Tales of Inspiration

In 1956, my brother and I bought a 1936 Ford Phaeton in Hayward, California from a guy going into the Army.  The car was really a "lead sled".  The only thing not leaded was the doors and the hood.  It had a early '50s grille installed and an 8" Carson top.  My brother sold the car while I was in the Marine Corps.  When I got out, I found the car in Fremont, California.  It was for sale for $1,800.  That was in 1960.  I think the car is still existence as it was too nice to junk!  Anyone?
Tom Lee