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For Sale: 1942 Ford Super Deluxe in St. Louis, Missouri

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Seen here is a hard to find 1942 Super Deluxe Convertible for sale that represents a very well executed frame-off restoration! This classic ford retains the original 221ci Flathead V8 that has been fitted with rare Eddie Meyer Hollywood performance heads and intake, dual Stromberg carburetion, Mitchell overdrive, 12-volt alternator charging, Red's headers, Smitty exhaust, and so much more! With the anticipation of the war in full swing, all automotive manufacturers ceased civilian production early into 1942 in order to focus all production efforts on military equipment and supplies. At Ford Motor Co., production on cars and trucks halted precisely on February 10, 1942. Unique attributes make the limited production 1942 models easier to spot from their 1941 predecessor. These unique features include an all-new grille, with an electric shaver design appearance, relocated parking lights that can now be found placed higher above the grills, the known vertical taillights were now horizontal, the new round speedometer and clock housings also allowed designers to move the radio lower in the dash and more. The total production of 1942 Ford models hit just over 160,000 vehicles. 90,000 of which being top-of-the-line Super Deluxe models like the one seen for sale here. Of that limited amount, the rarest would be the convertible club coupe with production reaching only 2,920 vehicles. Today, they are the hardest to find on the classic car market in any shape or condition. It is our professional opinion that the example offered here is one of the finest 1942 Super Deluxe Convertibles that you will find on the market today! For sale at the St. Louis Car Museum is a 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible Club Coupe, finished in Burgundy over Brown Leather interior, that includes a Tan Haartz Stayfast convertible soft top! This classic Ford hails from the prestigious collection of Richard L. Burdick in Texas, where the vehicle was kept in the greatest driving condition possible! Options include 3-speed column-shifted transmission, AM radio with windshield antenna, added turn signals and front lap belts for safety, dual outside rearview mirrors, Coker Classic 6.00x16 wide whitewall radial tires, front & rear bumper guards, interior heater unit (not presently plumbed up), and Auto Meter gauges under the dash to provide engine temp and oil pressure readings. This classic car features a few modern improvements to ensure it may perform at its peak in all conditions. Under the hood lies the original 221ci Flathead V8, which is now fitted with very rare Eddie Meyer Hollywood finned aluminum performance heads, matching dual intake manifold, and twin Stromberg 81 carburetors! Further enhancements include an aluminum Offenhauser mount to convert the old generator charging system to a newer 12-volt negative ground system. A Weiand aluminum bracket allows a billet brace and pulley to hold a 6-blade cooling fan for added airflow. The factory crab-style distributor is hiding pointless ignition inside with the help of a MSD Blaster ""high vibration"" coil. An inline auxiliary oil filter hides at the front under the radiator, doubling as an oil cooler. True dual exhaust feeds through Red's performance headers, with Smittys mufflers, for a perfect flathead growl out chrome tips. The improvements on this well cared for 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible Club Coupe don't end there! The driveshaft is now fitted with a Mitchell Gear-Splitter Model 1000 V8 overdrive unit with 26% reduction/speed increase on all 3 gears that better allow highway speeds for cruising. This is utilized with the optional ""push-pull"" cable operation lever located on the steering column. This 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible Club Coupe for sale showcases a very well executed frame-off restoration that includes an underside that is painted as equally sharp as the top side, with the chassis and suspension components shown in gloss black! Seen here is a truly adored for classic Ford that has been driven and enjoyed since completion that continues to impress any driver behind the wheel! Once you get the hang of the synchromesh Mitchell Gear-Splitter, you really can enjoy this outstanding Ford Super Deluxe for sale at any cruising speed. We believe 1942 was the first year where the front tracking bar and anti-sway bar were standard in Deluxe cars which vastly improves the fell of the front end! Please feel free to call (800)957- 5707 with additional questions or to schedule a chance to see this Ford Super Deluxe for sale in person! Financing, trade and transport options for your next classic or collector car purchase available.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1247274
  • Price:$39,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1942
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Super Deluxe
  • Exterior Color:Burgundy
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:S3489