1942 Ford 21A Super Deluxe Wagon Model 79B 96 bhp, 221 cu. in. Flathead V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114" • Rarest of all Ford “woodies” produced 1936 – 1948 • Exceptional hard rock maple with beautiful, contrasting mahogany panels • The most expensive Ford available in 1942 at a cost of $1,125 dollars. When ranking collectible cars, rarity is always a top consideration. Other factors include eye-catching design and the quality of workmanship and materials, along with being a car not easily replicated in today’s market. When considering exceptional “woodies,” it is hard to beat a V-8 powered 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon, with the handsomely updated body design that debuted late in 1941. The numbers of 1942 woodies built (5,483 Super Deluxe plus 567 Series 21A Deluxe) were quite small compared with much larger annual production totals for 1936 through 1948. With America’s full-scale involvement in World War II underway, military requirements took priority, accounting for the significant percentage of Ford’s 1942 production made in standard form. This woodie wagon is powered by its original Flathead V-8 mated to a three-speed transmission and complete with all trim and equipment of the Super Deluxe model. Desirable features include dual Ford-scripted fog lights, a radio, an upgraded Southwind heater, twin taillights, turn indicators, twin “gooseneck” mirrors, twin front-seat armrests, hydraulic brakes, Ford-scripted wide whitewall tires, a metal spare tire cover and three-row seating with capacity for eight passengers. An Owner’s Manual and a Heater Guide accompany the car. Even with relatively large gatherings of Fords and other woodies at major events, a 1942 Super Deluxe “woodie” seldom appears. When one does, crowds are drawn to it because of its rarity and its unique-to-1942 stainless-steel grille with vertical bars.
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