1939 Ford Standard Sedan
For consignment and from the estate of noted rare Ford collector
Larry R. Bailey of Buford, Georgia, who would scour the country for
only the best condition and rare optioned Fords, we give you this
1939 Fordor 85 sedan. The rare options include an 85hp V8, 3-speed
floor mounted shift, and a really rarely seen all leather interior
which is original to this car. We see astounding originality and a
mere 14,416 miles clocked on her. This car has been awarded the
"Preservation Award" from the AACA due to said condition.
Closely positioned to the V styled grille, teardrop headlights
flank the high bulbous hood which has loads of shiny trimming
accenting in the center and on the sides. Beautifully sculpted
fenders frame wide whites in front and rear, with a center dog dish
cap, and are connected by a rubber topped running board. A split
glass front window surrounded by chrome is the first of 7 windows
you will encounter on this beautifully designed in art nouveau
automobile. The paint shows some rub through especially on the
fenders, but it is believed to be original. A wonderfully curved
early aero rear of this car sports a split oval rear window, and a
large, chromed trunk handle with a curved bumper below. Teardrop
taillights are on the backs of the rounded rear fenders, and I
would be remiss not to mention the undulating trim spear at the
beltline of the body.
A full leather jacket in saddle brown color and it covers a rounded
overstuffed looking wonderful front bench, which is original and
has aged beautifully. This bench in rounded design has seat belts.
In back another rounded bench which appears to have a newer leather
back but still matches the pattern of the original. Door panels are
draped in saddle leather as well and show nicely with chromed
accenting. Upfront a faux wood grained painted metal dash has the
nicely aged round gauges and some beautifully warmed bakelite creme
knobs. The glove box has a few missing paint spots but overall, the
dash is in nice condition. A large steering wheel is fronting this
dash. Interesting piece of history: A gas rationing from WW2
sticker is still on the front passenger side windshield. Above a
mohair headliner in mauve color with a few faded stains and
splatters is still hanging in there tightly above. Rubber flooring
is nice and like new replaces the original floor. A long shifter
reaches up for the driver's hand.
Under the hood is another gem in the form of a 221ci Flathead V8
that puts out 85 hp. It has a 1-barrel carburetor and a 3-speed
manual transmission which is also original to this car. The rear
axle weighs in at 3.78.
Above a very nice X frame we can see what appears to be a new floor
pan. No rust, a clean exhaust, solid body hangers and rust free
leaf spring suspension. Drum brakes which in 1939 made their debut
as hydraulic vs mechanical.
This car starts and runs as it should, with a good clutch, and 85hp
it actually can cruise at highway speeds with some time to get
there. A straight bias free stopper, and what few functions this
has to offer all work.
From a collector's collection and picked from the masses as one
that has some rare options. Low miles, and a very good-looking
well-preserved car with beautiful styling and overall nice patina
for the paint and interior coverings.
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.