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Pick of the Day: 1939 Ford Deluxe


It’s fitting that a car located in Tucson, Arizona, would be painted a color called Tucson Tan. By the looks of the photos included, it matches the surroundings perfectly.

The Pick of the Day is a 1939 Ford Deluxe listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Tucson, Arizona. (Click the link to view the listing)

“This is a rust-free all-steel body,” the listing states. The car’s coat of tan acrylic enamel was recently applied, too.

The Deluxe model was launched in 1938 to bridge the gap between Ford’s base model (or standard) and the higher-priced Lincoln vehicles of the era. There were a variety of body styles available over the model’s 13-year run including coupes, sedans, vans, convertibles, pickups, and station wagons. Many, if not most, were powered by the same 221cid V8.

In true restomod fashion, power for this coupe comes from a different source: a Chevrolet Camaro donor 327cid V8. This powerplant has been upgraded with an Offenhauser intake manifold, an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, cast iron exhaust manifolds, and new 12-volt wiring. Torque is sent rearward through a Turbo 350 three-speed automatic transmission and a General Motors 10-bolt rear end.

The listing outlines some of the additional equipment that has been installed, which includes Stewart Warner gauges, running board covers, and a Lokar shifter. Suspension underpinnings are provided by a Mustang II front suspension with power-assisted disc brakes, so this ’39 has been modernized in all the right places and is ready to rock and roll.

To some extent, though, this car is still a work-in-progress. The headliner and carpeting are not yet installed (although a rubber floor mat is in place), and the car does not have a radio or wheel covers. There’s still time for someone else to take the reins and finish building this car to his or her specific tastes.

The seller is asking $32,000 for this Deluxe that looks right at home in Tucson Tan, in Tucson.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.


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