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For Sale: 1941 Ford Super Deluxe in Plainfield, Illinois

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Vehicle Description

In mid-September 1940, Henry Ford -- in his last appearance at a new car introduction -- received 500 reporters to see the new 1941 Ford models. True to form, he said little, but the car said a lot about the company's willingness to go with the flow. The 1941s were the first of the fat Fords, with a clean contemporary look that was right in tune with the era. Further, Ford now even offered a flathead six, a clear concession to the competition. The fully redesigned, full-sized 1941 Fords arrived against the backdrop of an expanding World War. The 194.3-inch-long Super Deluxe was wider and longer than its predecessors, and it was powered by a bigger engine The updated Ford designs of 1941 enjoyed a short-lived debut, as civilian production was suspended early in February, 1942. The Super Deluxe would not be produced for civilian purposes again until 1946, although Ford continue to build them as military staff cars. These were typically blacked-out vehicles that conserved chrome, a rationed war material. Ford's designers came up with a novel approach to front fender damage by dividing it into three parts. The idea was that a less expensive single piece could be replaced in the event of an untimely collision with a light pole or similar obstruction. However, a two-piece fender arrived mid-way through the model year. Ford's designers came up with a novel approach to front fender damage by dividing it into three parts. The idea was that a less expensive single piece could be replaced in the event of an untimely collision with a light pole or similar obstruction. However, a two-piece fender arrived mid-way through the model year.This example is the earlier build 3-Piece Front Fender. The 1941 Ford Super Deluxe employed a precursor to today's smart keys for ignition. The so-called key operated a bolt lock that secured the steering column when the car was not in use. Use of the key also unlocked the ignition switch. The driver started the car by simply pushing a button on the dashboard. The electric starter was supplemented by a manual starting option to counter the possibility of a dead battery. The wheel-lug wrench served as the handle, and coupling pins were inserted through a hole in the grille to engage a socket on the front of the crankshaft. The wrench-turned-handle was simply twisted to start the engine. - This 1941 Ford Super Deluxe features a 221 C,I, FLAT HEAD V8 8cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 3 Speed Manual transmission. The vehicle is Red with a Tan Cloth interior. - Cloth Interior Surface - Contact David Rafus at 630-327-8321 or [email protected] for more information. -

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1243231
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Plainfield, Illinois
  • Year:1941
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Super Deluxe
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:504
  • VIN:186135084

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