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135422 / 1939 Ford Deluxe Convertible Sedan


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If you’ve been shopping for a cool old hot rod to parade up and down Main Street, it looks like you’ve found your next car!

This awesome Ford sedan, which began life as an authentic 1939 DeLuxe, has, with the help of a thorough frame-off restoration, been transformed into one smooth-driving show queen. The car’s build began with a complete tear down of its rock-solid fuselage. Once that fuselage’s sinuous panels were massaged to perfection, a glossy Burgundy basecoat was married to a thick clearcoat shell. And today, this sizzling classic is a national trophy winner that, despite being years out of restoration, still looks better than pretty much every car at any show its owner chooses to attend!

As the company’s final Henry Ford-fueled innovation, the Ford V8 remains a durable, torque-rich powerplant that, thanks to solid engineering, has established an unmatched reputation in the classic and custom car community. And, in keeping with tradition, this stellar Ford drop-top is powered by a correct 221 cubic inch flathead V8 that, thanks to relatively tame 6.12 to 1 compression, makes roughly 90 horsepower. The antique engine has undoubtedly been rebuilt, and probably looks much better today than when it growled off the assembly line. Aesthetically, the block, which perches a familiar oiled air cleaner and a rare 2-barrel Ford carburetor above correct, 24-stud heads, has been painted a traditionally dark hue. There are many accurate pieces like reproduction Ford hoses, a rebuilt 6-volt generator, and a  MIFord MI branded battery. And glossy black fenders, which are complete with an old school horn, frame all those pieces in a sea of trophy winning bliss.

A correct 3-speed manual still lives behind the rock-solid engine, proving ‘simple is good’ by doing an excellent job of twisting an authentic, banjo-style rear end. Four wheel drum brakes, hydraulically actuated for the 1938 model year, are a welcome addition and a big performance upgrade on the road. And everything rides on a set of chromed, 16 inch artillery wheels that spin fresh 6.00-16 Ford whitewalls around blue-detailed,  MIV8 MI branded hub caps.

This sedan’s warm and welcoming interior looks straight out of pre-war America complete with simple fabrics, tasteful use of wood graining and awesome art deco gauges. The car’s cockpit centers on big, heavily bolstered seats that are supportive and feel soft enough to take a nap on. In front of those seats, a stylish and simplistic dash hangs attractive stainless trim around unique Bakelite buttons. And in front of the driver, a painted banjo steering wheel frames a  MIDeLuxe MI branded steering column.

Cool and classic, this ’39 Ford DeLuxe is a vision in pre-war authenticity. Call, click or visit for more information!

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