The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 226
1939 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Sedan
$33,000 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
85 hp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf spring, semi-floating rear axle with transverse leaf spring, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112 in.
Built from 1935 to 1939, the distinctive convertible sedan was a low-volume prestige car, designed to enhance traffic at Ford showrooms. Offered only in DeLuxe trim, as this example illustrates, they featured dual tail lamps, dual windshield wipers, walnut wood grain window moldings and dash panels, rear armrests, twin electric air horns, a banjo steering wheel, a locking glove box door, and a dash-mounted clock. This Ford was treated to a full cosmetic restoration years ago and remains in very well presented overall condition today. The engine compartment, save for an aluminum radiator, is quite proper, and the paint finish shows minor wear expected with age, displaying only light rock chips. An updated interior includes an AM radio and newer tan vinyl upholstery with floor mats in front and carpeting in the back. Window divider panels, as well as the spare and jack instructions, can all still be found in the nicely appointed trunk.