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 1941 Super Deluxe convertible looking the part
with its rounded lines accented by thin chrome trimmings and two
rows of it! A 221ci flathead V8 and a white canvas convertible top
that works very smoothly electrically. A fine example gracing our
south hallway and maybe even the main showroom. These cars tend to
move all over the hallowed halls of the Classic Auto Mall.
Draped in olive green, 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 the overall design genre. A hinged on the back hood with
some curved edges, and a bulbous badged front section and a rounded
trunk with a clear plastic rear window for the canvas roof just
above. We see a central passenger compartment which utilizes square
doors and is adorned with 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 the long
sloping trunk we see "Rita" painted on the bottom left. This was
done as an homage to the original owners late wife with whom he
often took weekend drives with in this car and created warm
memories. On all 4 corners are the standard 14-inch olive green
painted steel wheels sporting moon caps in the center with Ford
logo badging. Wide white walls for all corners are the standard
fare for this Deluxe which is just Super!
Taking some liberties to show off the fine finishes of the
interior, the brown metal dash is showing, now with a brown metal
background for a horizontally aligned instrument cluster with new
sweet tan gauges within a horizontal bar of pure chrome
lusciousness Knobs and pulls have are all lined up at the bottom of
the custom dash and have that wonderful aged white to tan bakelite
feel and appear as almost chess pieces. On the dash top center is a
working bakelite radio with more beautifully aged ivory coloring.
Below that wide horizontal strip of chrome is a ribbed chromed
speaker covering. Chairs are now covered in nice brown/tan vinyl
and there are split backs for the fronts so one can access the back
bench. Door panels match in the brown vinyl and have chromed handle
accenting and a brown textured vinyl covered armrest in the
centers. A large round brown bakelite steering wheel fronts this
dash, and thick pile very clean like new brown carpeting floods the
floors. The inside of the canvas top is excellent.
Flipping the hinged hood, we see in the restored engine bay, a
221ci Flathead V8 which our decoder states is correct for this car.
As is the 1-barrel carburetor feeding it, and the 3-speed manual
transmission on back. This setup is a 6-volt electrical system. A
newer aluminum radiator fronts the mill, and the rear axle weighs
in at a 3.54 ratio.
An X frame with no rust firmly supports like new floor pans and
shiny exhaust in single form. Body hangers are rust free and it is
definitely an all-solid undercarriage environment. New transverse
leaf springs for the front and original rear suspension, work with
drum brakes on all 4 corners. Also, a new steering system was
recently put on
She started right up, and on the test track had solid acceleration
and bias free braking. Steering was smooth and shifting was the
same. 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, still shiny after all those years showing just a few
small battle scars. It is time to do another bucket list thing in
retirement, so advantage YOU! Come and get it!
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.