The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 195
1938 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Coupe
$57,200 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
85 hp, 221 cu. in. flathead V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf spring and semi-floating rear with transverse leaf spring, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112 in.
Ford began an effort to distinguish its Standard and DeLuxe models, starting in 1938. Standard models were built with 1937 front sheet metal and DeLuxe models received new, updated front-end styling. They were distinctively designed with a new heart-shaped grille flowing over the crown of the fender catwalks. As seen on this 1938 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Coupe, DeLuxe models also benefited from the addition of dual windshield wipers, walnut wood grain window moldings and dash panels, a “banjo” steering wheel, and a locking glove compartment door with a factory clock. This Ford was well-restored some time ago and is now showing signs of aging, although it has been regularly maintained. The rumble seat and interior has minimal wear and includes a factory radio and brass extinguisher. Meanwhile, the paint finish exhibits some chips and touched up areas, yet it is very glossy overall. This DeLuxe model has been regularly maintained for driving and is a beautiful Ford on the road or on display.