For Sale: 1939 Ford 5-Window Coupe in Troy, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1939 Ford 5 Window Deluxe Coupe- Show Quality- "1 of the Best"

Pride of ownership! The best of both worlds... You will be proud to show this outstanding '39 Deluxe 5 Window Coupe anywhere you go! Not just breathtaking to look at, it has been well sorted and will serve you as a dependable driver too. So tastefully done, and with high-quality show level finishing. Truly, Art on Wheels.

To give full credit to Automotive Writer Tony Miller, the following story was published with photos in a five-page spread after an interview. Together with the pictures and video we took and show here, we think Tony's story will help you know that this very cool '39 Coupe is right for you.

It's pretty clear that the Second Age of the Resto Rod is upon us. As our favorite old cars fade further into the past, they seem to get better looking - especially when they're really virginal, and look like they did when they were new. Increasingly, we're seeing really nice rods and customs that are almost completely stock-bodied.

Bob grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan, within a bicycle ride of the famous Woodward Avenue. He's been addicted to hot rods all his life and continues to indulge his habit with a number of modified and old-school rides. His 39' coupe is authentically detailed as a car that a young man of limited means might have driven in the early '50s, and he intends to keep it exactly as it is. He likes to drive it, rain or shine and shows it infrequently. He reports that it's a completely reliable ride, equally suitable for a trip to the hardware store or out Highway 66 to the West Coast. And as for us, we can just admire this neat old Ford for all its original beauty, tweaked just a little bit for the hint of menace that its long-ago owner would have displayed with pride.

Fifty years ago, most hot rod guys thought that a 39' Ford was a second choice to a 40' Deluxe. In recent years that has changed, though, and many now consider the 39' Deluxe and 40' Standard their favorite fat-fendered Fords. Not a surprise, then, to learn that Bob Gregorie, the head of Ford Design from 1931 to 1946, had two 39's in his personal collection, many years after they were obsolete. He knew a good thing when he created it!

[This is] a 39' Coupe with all of the goodness that it has when it was fresh baked, with just a little hot rod seasoning added. The body is bone stock and painted original black, and the details like chrome and glass are either good original or restored to factory appearance. It has a more aggressive stance than a stock Ford, thanks to a dropped axle and the rubber rake provided by 500- and 600-16 WWW Firestones. [The choice was made] to leave off the hubcaps, [and run] skinny beauty rings, chrome lug nuts, and nicely detail and paint the wide-5 rims and drums. Blue dot taillights and discreet dual exhausts are about the only other departure from bone-stockness.

In the interior, we find the original-style mohair upholstery, rubber floor mats, and Ford instruments. An authentic Indian blanket covers the front Seat in vintage teenage fashion, and a few auxiliary gauges keep [you] informed regarding revs, amps, and temperature.

Under the hood beats the coupe's hot rod heart. A later flathead has been cosmetically detailed with a smoothed block, polished Edelbrock heads and manifold, and Fenton headers. The alternator is disguised as a generator, and all the other electrics are period correct: cloth insulated wires and original-style regulator. The battery, heater hoses, and horn have been moved out of the engine bay for a clean appearance.

A stock 39' transmission transmits the power to a Columbia 2-speed rear end, making the coupe a comfortable and quiet highway cruiser. When [you choose, you] can interrupt the solitude with a completely concealed high-tech sound system, incorporating satellite radio and iPod connectivity.

You are welcome to come in to see it in person at our Troy location. She's ready to go home with you today.

Call us for more details or come see it at our Detroit location! ClassicAuto Showplace, LTD. 2135 Stephenson Hwy. Troy, MI, 48083. We are just south of I-75 at the Rochester Rd Exit. Phone: (248) 589-2700. Email: [email protected] See additional photos of this car and many others at WWW.CLASSICAUTOSHOWPLACE.COM. Also, don't forget to visit our Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter Accounts to get up-to-date ClassicAuto Showplace news and information!... SELLING? WE HAVE BUYERS AND WE NEED PRIVATE SELLERS! 36 YEARS CONSIGNING QUALITY CLASSICS AND COLLECTABLES. LOCAL, NATIONAL, WORLDWIDE. IF NOT YOURS, TELL A FRIEND! DISPLAY WITH US OR LEAVE IT AT YOUR HOME? CALL OR EMAIL TODAY. VIN #: 18483457
Mileage: 23,629

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1361632
  • Price:$67,900
  • Location:Troy, Michigan
  • Year:1939
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:5-Window Coupe
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Slate Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:23629
  • Stock Number:9901
  • VIN:18483457