Ford Deluxe Coupe
Starting in 1938, Ford began an effort to distinguish its Standard and DeLuxe models. While the Standard models were built with 1937 front sheet metal, DeLuxe models received new, updated front-end styling.
They were distinctively designed with a new heart-shaped grille that flows over the crown of the fender catwalks and continues after a short break in similarly delicate finned side-vents. DeLuxe models also benefited from the addition of dual windshield wipers, walnut wood-grain window moldings and dash panels, a "banjo" steering wheel, a vanity mirror in the sun visor and a locking glove-compartment door with a factory clock.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Ritz-Carlton in March, 2011 and for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
85 hp, 3.6L flathead V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf spring, semi-floating rear axle with transverse leaf spring, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel