Ford Deluxe Convertible Coupe
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.
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.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel