1941 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible
Touted as an affordable car for the masses, with every part
starting from raw steel to the rubber tires, produced within the
confines of the massive Ford plant, the Super Deluxe offered a
smooth ride, touted a large interior, and hydraulic brakes, all at
a very affordable price. Some of this may have been true, and some
not, but it sold cars, and that was the bottom line in 1941.
For consignment a "worked" 1941 Ford Super Deluxe. By "worked"I
mean a newer engine with more power, and some interior upgrades
while keeping the original layout, but adding some snappy red and
black tufted and buttoned triangular pattern seating and door
panels, and a new stereo with some aftermarket digital dash
readouts. The exterior remains mostly original and has some wear in
various locations, and plenty of chrome trimmings.
Draped in White, this steel slabbed Ford produced Super Deluxe has
most of all its original trimmings and is looking simply fab, right
out of 1941. A few faults in the paint with scrapes and chips and
small areas of rust, but overall good fit and finish on the
exterior body. The curved V Grille with its two flanking side
panels looks shiny and unmarred. Rounded lines with bulbous fenders
now with just a very small running board, we are moving into the
modern era of the next car look as to overall design genre. A
straight hinged on the back hood with some curved edges, a rounded
trunk frame, a central passenger compartment which utilizes square
doors, belt line trim spears, and fender trimmings as well as a
flared rocker at the bottom. A white canvas convertible top which
presents in good condition with a clear rear window, drops on top a
front split windshield, and chrome framed windows which roll up and
down with a crank. On all 4 corners are the standard 14-inch red
painted steel wheels sporting chromed deep dish trim rings and moon
caps in the center with no badging. Black walls for all corners are
the standard fare for this Deluxe which is just Super!
The original Art Deco inspired dash with simple layout and limited
use of chrome accenting, now has a SONY aftermarket AM/FM/CD player
neatly inserted into the dash top. All original knobs and pulls
remain, with some paint chipping on the dash front around said
knobs and pulls. Just below the dash is a digital readout
tachometer, and digital gauge cluster which reads out in
horizontal, green bar format. Door panels sport black shiny vinyl
uppers which are nice and smooth, and below is a wild triangular
patterned stitched oxblood red patterned panel to finish off the
bottom of each door. This pattern continues with triangular
patterned stitched and buttoned seat inserts with shiny
texture-less bolsters to frame them. An overstuffed but in the same
pattern rounded "couch" if you will rear bench will have you asleep
in no time when traveling along in the rear seating, it's that
comfortable. Gray mini pile carpet covers the floors and is in
Flipping the hinged hood, we see in the partially restored engine
bay, a 305ci V8 which our engine decoder states is a 1979 DNL coded
engine. Up top is a Weiand intake and an Edelbrock 4-barrel
carburetor to feed fuel and air to this newer mill. A TH350 3-speed
automatic and a Ford 9-inch rear axle now finalize the drivetrain.
This setup is now a 12-volt conversion electrical system.
Some slight surface rust is seen throughout, but mostly just
straight black solid steel for the frame and body hangers.
Suspension and under drive train looks just fine, with some red
overspray spattered about? On the driver's side, on the interior
body panel just above the frame is some invasive rust which has
taken its toll on that interior panel and eaten some of it away. It
does not appear to have adversely affected the exterior body panels
at this point but is so noted. Also note the small running boards
are fairly involved with rust underneath the rubber coverings as
the rubber is cracking. A Mustang II front suspension, and leaf
springs for the rear is now on this car providing the suspension,
and power disc brakes are on front, and power drums on the rear.
Dual exhaust in the form of a Turbo muffler setup is winding its
way rearward from the newer mill to the rear of the car.
She started right up, but despite an extensive warm up period, it
never ran very smoothly. This impeded us from getting it up to
speed, and testing and handling or solid braking, which I did
perform at low speeds. Noted is a rear brake light which is out,
the horn is in operable, and the top did not go down.
In keeping most of its original charm, we see an overall fair to
good condition presenting car, much of the original trimmings
retained, a newer top, and a circa 1979 V8 now gracing the engine
bay. A snappy interior with some aftermarket conveniences, and we
are feeling just Super...Deluxe from 1941.
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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