Ford Super Deluxe Business Coupe
The 1941 Ford was most directly influenced by the natural flair for beauty possessed by the company’s president, Edsel B. Ford. Under his direction, the Lincoln-Zephyr was created in addition to the new 1939 Mercury. Possibly the most desirable closed example is the three-passenger business coupe. This attractive coupe offers correct and largely original features inside and out; the interior is finished in mohair cloth with a factory radio, clock, heater, and vintage aftermarket signal switch. The corresponding fender-mounted signal lights are just as Ford would have installed them. Nicely applied paint and brightwork present exceedingly well for a seven-decade-old coupe with minimal distractions. Although the engine bay is lightly soiled, the overall appearance is correct. A new fuel tank has been installed, and the underside has been nicely detailed. Overall, this well-kept vintage Ford offers the possibility of enjoyable motoring or cosmetic upgrading.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
85 hp, 221 cu. in. flathead V-8 with three-speed manual transmission, coil front suspension with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 112 in.
Source: RM Auctions
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