1941 Ford Super Deluxe
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 1941 Super Deluxe 4 door sedan which has been in
the current consignor's hands for 45 years. Bought from a local
farmer, it had its trunk floor repaired, and a respray in the 80's.
The 302ci engine has been rebuilt, and since the consigner is also
an upholsterer, he did the interior which is beautifully appointed.
A nicely designed version right out of 1941!
Draped in blue, this steel slabbed Ford produced Super Deluxe has
most of all its original trimmings and is looking simply fab. In
Super Deluxe style, the barrel shaped vertical ribbed 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. A hinged on the back hood with some curved edges, a
bulbous badged front section, and a rounded trunk frame with an
oval rear window above as well as a central passenger compartment
which utilizes square doors which sport belt line trim spears. Also
noted are some snazzy thin fender trimmings that wrap around the
back and front quarters. A flared rocker is seen at the bottom. On
all 4 corners are the standard 14-inch black painted steel wheels
sporting moon caps in the center with no badging. Thin white walls
for all corners are the standard fare for this Deluxe which is just
Taking some liberties to showcase some of the consignor's
upholstery talents, the brown metal dash has been de-artdeco-ized,
now with a padded upholstered tan leather background for a
horizontally aligned instrument cluster with new gauges. Knobs and
pulls have been put in and are billet style metal knobs which are
all lined up at the bottom of the custom dash. The padding in the
center continues over to the passenger side where a padded surround
for a rectangular clock with the metal glove box door just below.
Chairs are now covered in nice brown/tan tweed and there are seat
belts installed. Door panels match in the tweed and have chromed
handle accenting and a brown leather covered armrest in the
centers. A late model steering wheel fronts this dash and supple
very clean like new brown carpeting floods the floors. In the
center a Lokar shifter reaches for the driver's hand. In back is
another tightly upholstered tweed bench with some smaller arms at
each side that have wood toppers. An excellent condition felt
headliner is above and has no wrinkles or sags. A superior custom
Flipping the hinged hood, we see in the restored engine bay, a
302ci V8...not original to this car. But it has been completely
rebuilt and looks all the part with its ribbed valve coverings,
chromed open air cleaner covering which hides a 2-barrel carburetor
on top. A C4 3-speed automatic and a Ford 8-inch posi track rear
axle now finalize the drivetrain. This setup is now a 12-volt
conversion electrical system.
An X frame with no rust firmly supports like new floor pans and
shiny exhaust in dual form. Body hangers are rust free and it is
definitely an all solid undercarriage environment. Transverse leaf
springs for the front suspension, and leaf springs for the back
along with disc brakes now in front and drums still in the
She started right up, and on the test track had solid acceleration
and bias free braking. Steering was smooth but did have some slight
binding and shifting wasn't fluid. Note the A/C is installed but
not charged, the speedometer is inoperable, and the oil pressure
reads low when at idle (could be the gauge). All other functions
were working as they should.
In keeping most of its original charm, we see an overall very good
condition automobile, with that fab grille! Much of the original
trimmings and steel panels have been retained and the paint is
excellent and still shiny after all those years. Well maintained by
a loving consigner for the past 45 years, but sadly it is time to
do other bucket list things in retirement, so advantage YOU!
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.