$29,700 USD | Sold
| Hershey, Pennsylvania
- Offered from the Estate of Bob Jones
- Ford’s top-of-the-line convertible for 1941, complete with power top
- Sports elegant styling, with many new-for-1941 mechanical improvements throughout
- 90 hp 221-cu.-in. Flathead V-8 with three-speed manual transmission
With newfound performance and evolutionary refinements to elegant styling from Lincoln Zephyr designer E.T. Gregorie, Ford boasted its all-new 1941 models were longer, wider, and more powerful than ever before. The company went even bigger by adding a new third tier above the low-priced Special and mid-priced DeLuxe. This Super DeLuxe Convertible Coupe is a well-sorted example of the top-of-the-line model, with a host of features that set it above the rest and optional equipment for added distinction. Super DeLuxe exterior hallmarks included chrome on all three grille sections and bright window, fender, running board, and taillight trim. Special script fender badging and bumpers with bottom edge ridges further distinguished the high-end offerings.
The improvements were more than skin deep. Ford extracted more performance from its long-running Flathead: The 221-cubic-inch V-8 was factory-rated for 90 horsepower, up five from the previous year, and revised gear ratios in the three-speed manual transmission took advantage of the newfound power. A strengthened frame, transverse leaf springs, improved shock absorbers, and a redesigned torsion bar stabilizer promised what Ford called a new boulevard ride. Hydraulic brakes and body color-keyed steel wheels, plus whitewall tires dressed with beauty rings and hubcaps, offered improved road control in style.
Stowing the electrically operated black and red-trimmed fabric top sheds light onto the six-passenger cabin with red leather seats and Super DeLuxe appointments. Crank-operated vent windows, a two-spoke steering wheel with Super DeLuxe half-moon horn ring, and a sweeping woodgrained and plastic-trimmed dashboard with glovebox-mounted clock were included at no extra charge. Dual visors and windshield wipers with speed control join a spotlight and amber-lens fog lamps for all-weather motoring, day and night. The convertible coupe also features a cost optional radio and hot-air heater for period-correct entertainment and four-season comfort. This well-appointed Ford convertible was restored by a previous owner, and is presented in appealing condition today.