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Hershey | Lot 271

1941 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible

$29,150 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

8 October 2021


Chassis No.
Documents
18-6082453
Canadian Registration
  • Top-of-the-line trim level
  • Powered by Ford’s legendary flathead V-8 engine
  • All-new styling for 1941
  • Fitted with side mirrors and rear fender skirts

The year 1941 witnessed a broad redesign to the Ford model line. Riding on a wheelbase extended to 114 inches, and built on a freshly designed chassis, these new cars wore curvier coachwork that was roomier inside, thanks to a wider stance. The front fascia was characterized by a new three-piece grille, and headlamps that were wider apart. The Super Deluxe was the highest of three trim levels, decorated with customized script next to the grille, and standard equipped with a trunk light, glovebox-mounted clock, twin visors, windshield wipers, and plastic Kelobra-grain dash trim.

The Super Deluxe was available in seven different body styles, including the desirable two-door convertible. Built at Ford’s Lincoln plant, the convertible was the most expensive offering in Ford’s entire line-up other than the “woody” station wagons. Its convertible top was operated by a twin-electric-motor mechanism that was new for 1941.

Though the early history of this nicely restored Super Deluxe Convertible is unknown, by the late 2010s the car had entered the respected collection of Duane Sell. More recently acquired by the consignor, the Ford still presents well, with its charming dark maroon paint finish and matching red interior. Fitted with side mirrors and rear fender skirts, this convertible would make a fine acquisition for any early Ford V-8 enthusiast or collector of prewar American open models.

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