Ford Super Deluxe Tudor Convertible
Bigger was truly better for Ford in 1941. The successful launch of Mercury in 1939 clearly demonstrated the growing consumer demand for more interior room, and Ford responded accordingly with its larger and more comfortable 1941 models, which benefited from wider bodies and the first wheelbase-length extension since 1934, to 114 inches. At once stylish, handsome and comfortable, these new models targeted a broad spectrum of the American automobile market in Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe trim levels. The Tudor was the most important and numerous body style, accounting for nearly 390,000 units, or 65 percent, of Ford passenger-car production for 1941.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
90 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V8 engine with two-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with single transverse leaf spring, ¾-floating rear axle with single transverse leaf spring, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114".
Source: RM Auctions
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