1939 Ford Deluxe Convertible
Fans of American cars of the 1930s know well that the 1939 Fords,
including the 1939 Ford Deluxe, adopted hydraulic brakes. After
years of stubbornly resisting this advance in engineering as market
rivals Plymouth and then Chev�rolet adopted it, Henry Ford abruptly
reversed course in time for "juice brakes" to be applied to most
'39 Ford Motor Company cars.
For consignment, a late 70's build that was performed by Roy Grimm.
This low slung hot rodded, red beauty is like a luscious pair of
lips smiling with beautiful white teeth in the middle. It sports
the curved lines of a centerfold, and not a straight line on her.
Bumpers have been shaved, top chopped, and it's been channeled and
sectioned. Throw in a big Caddy V8 with a Turbo 400 tranny and a
picture of this car can appear in the dictionary under
Right up front we are lured in with the inward curved vertical
ribbed front V shaped grille. This melts into a high bulbous
pointed hood which is flanked on either side by big curved bumpers
and a round inserted headlight. A downward curve eventually meets
up with the rubber ribbed topped running boards which attaches to
the rear fender as well. Here we see automotive sex appeal with the
gently curved rear fenders with low cut fender skirts, magically
melting into the rear of the car which could best be described as
nice ass! An elongated convertible white canvas top now covers
where the original rumble seat would have been, and sports a glass
rear window, and B pillars which now follow the curve of the rear.
The back is shaved of its bumper has long vertical thin taillights
and on the rear roll-pan, chromed exhaust tips protruding through
them. Beautifully undulating pinstripe flourishes highlight lines
of this car as well as a chrome "pinstripe" which runs the length
of the car. Dual spotlights and nice chrome trimmings and badges
adorn this car with their flourishes, and door handles have also
been shaved. 15 inch polished dish wheel covers with a waffle
background and a tri-pointed star in the center hub, are all
wrapped up with wide whites on all 4 corners. Noted a few scratches
due to an encounter with a garage that definitely moved in the way
of this car while parking it! All bathed in red, red, red.
A swing of the doors, and we see white vinyl uppers under a metal
sill with a long door pull, tuck and roll mid sections in red
vinyl, and a lower panel of red carpet. The actuating handle is
still there to open the door from the inside, and now power window
toggles are present along with lighting in each corner. Inside a
glorious dash now customized to emulate the exterior curves present
in white, has a lineup of round black faced SW gauges, and these
are all bordered by red and blue flourish pinstriping with some
added star sparkles throughout. An aftermarket digital AM/FM radio
is now below the dash along with a self-proclaiming Wild Thing
badge over the passenger glovey. Red carpet floods the floors and
is excellent, as is the whitey tighty headliner. For the front, low
back bomber buckets in two tone red and white vinyl are inside
along with a rear matching bench.
Stolen from a big Caddy, now this 472ci V8 is shoehorned into the
clean engine bay. It shows a big red block, and plenty of chromed
bolt ons like the air cleaner cover, valve covers, generator, and
belt spindles. This engine is definitely buttoned up and looking as
nice as the exterior and interior. This healthy mill is topped by a
4-barrel carburetor and backed up by a 3-speed automatic TH400
transmission. Headers are helping evacuate spent fossils, and these
flow through a glass pack style system before exiting on the rear
in chromed tipped fashion.
WOW would best describe this underside with no rust, some patina,
independent coil spring front suspension, and a Corvette IRS on
back. Disc brakes are on all 4 corners, and just a beautifully
crafted job on the frame and structure.
Planting my backside into this custom interior I felt like I was in
Henry Ford heaven, and then some! She fired right up, and ran like
a champ with plenty of acceleration, smooth shifting, and straight
bias free braking. It handled nicely with the help of that Corvette
rear suspension. It's definitely a head turner.
Absolutely a very nice older custom build, with some new lines for
the convertible top, plenty of curved steel, great roomy interior
and flourish pin striping to beat the band. A wonderful hot rod
with plenty of eye candy appeal.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
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
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.