This 1939 Ford Deluxe Convertible is the final year for the rumble
seat from the factory. And while it has a nice stock style, they
also want to make sure you're ready to cruise this unique machine.
So pay close attention to worthwhile upgrades like the triple-deuce
carbs on the flathead V8 and the fully upgraded front
The elegantly rounded fenders and sharply-pointed front end of the
'39 Ford make this design a true pre-war icon. Bright bumpers,
two-piece wheel covers, a chrome grille, and teardrop headlight
bezels deliver the right classic brightwork. The burgundy paint
represents its era well. It has the right shine to showcase the
curves in the classic sheet metal, but it has enough maturity to
make sure no one accuses you of having a pure hot rod. That's
important because so few people know the rumble seat lasted until
1939, and many people will assume you have a custom classic. What
you really have are the important stock pieces, but the right added
flair with subtle upgrades like the blue-dot tail lights and bright
dual exhaust tips.
The tan canvas roof is a newer piece that looks good against the
maroon paint. But we like it even more when you take it down.
There's added distinction from the deeper tan front seat finished
in nice leather. And the details are quite nice with a working
classic heater, a smooth convertible boot, and even an AM radio.
You get the classic banjo-style steering wheel, stock gauges, and
long shifter for a true vintage driving experience. And you can
always share the time capsule experience with more people just by
flipping open the rear rumble seat.
Under the hood is classic Ford flathead V8 power, but you can
instantly tell this 239 cubic-inch motor is extra special. That
extra-long air grabber is hiding a triple set of Stromberg
dual-barrel carburetors. You'll spot more upgraded features that
are useful like Offenhauser finned heads, an upgraded coil, and an
Optima battery for the six-volt system. It's a strong-running
package that makes a nice tune out of the glass-pack style dual
exhaust. There's a classic driving feeling with pieces like the
three-speed manual transmission, but they also wanted to make sure
this more powerful drop-top was a better all-around cruiser. So you
have an upgraded Mustang II-style independent front end, front disc
brakes, and modern touring tires.
No matter if you want to lead the parade or just have a more
distinctive pre-war cruiser, it's hard to beat the appeal of a
rumble seat Ford. So don't let this rare one get away. Call
1939 Ford Deluxe
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