This 1939 Ford Deluxe 5-window coupe is a sought-after classic. Not
just an iconic design wrapped in modern metallic paint, it has a
more modern suspension, upgraded A/C interior, and a fuel-injected
If you were thinking about running moonshine in this one, think again. The extended trunks of these cars were a favorite of liquor-running outlaws, but in this case, the once inconspicuous styling is now long gone. Modern Dark Green Metallic paint has plenty of clearcoat to make sure it shines brightly on this super straight body. Plus, the chrome bumpers, sweeping side trim and the standout Halibrand wheels are the kind of feature that never slip away unnoticed. By 1941, Fords would carry a softer design language with a more rounded front end and less pronounced fenders. So, this aggressively sharp-nosed coupe has always been the perfect one to get the hot rod treatment. In fact, the demand is so high for these coupes that there are now fiberglass re-creations out there. That makes us happy to say this an original, steel bodied, 1939 that received a thorough restoration and all the right upgrades.
Inside it feels like no expense was spared to give this businessman's coupe plenty of real modern conveniences. The single bench seat up front was upgraded to two modern leather buckets, but those who need a kind of drive-in closeness to the passenger could utilize rear bench (a rarity in business coupes.) The driver gets a highly stylized chrome and wood steering wheel with the Ford V8 logo prominently in the center. Beyond that, a full set of SW gauges have been expertly added to the dash so you'll think a tach was in there from day one. Instead of a modern radio being added in to ruin the classic feel of the dash, there's a hookup in the trunk for your modern music players that will directly connect to the amplified stereo system. Even the air conditioning controls have a vintage appearance, and it runs modern R134a to blow ice cold.
Under the hood, the original Ford flathead V8 was swapped out for something with substantially more power and turn key reliability. You're looking at a fuel-injected GM Performance Ram Jet 350. This crate motor is known for offering plenty of power, and modern reliability... and that's exactly how you should view this custom coupe. Another upgrage example is the 700R4 four-speed transmission. It's stout enough to handle all the extra power, and the overdrive gear makes it an easy highway cruiser. Add in an upgrad to an independent front suspension with tubular A-arms, front disc brakes, and power steering and you have the ultimate driver. Now you can see how this is a great power package that's also easy enough to drive on the morning commute.
This is a coupe that could have been a moonshiner back in the day, but survived to be a creature-comfort hot rod. Your own legend begins here, but you should act fast. We know these cars of this quality don't stay under our showroom lights long. Call now!!
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The four-door luxury convertible is pretty much an extinct configuration, gone by way of 1960s Lincoln Continentals, unless you count a couple of recent concept cars.
From the Tammy Allen collection and set to cross the block without reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas option is this 1940 Ford Deluxe custom sedan.
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It took almost 50 years and a build team of nine, but I once again am the proud owner of a 1940 Ford Deluxe coupe.
Classic car week begins today in Arizona and, as always, the six auctions taking place in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area through January 18 will tout their offerings in hyperbolic terms.