Rare 1942 Ford Coupe
|Model:||Super Deluxe Coupe|
1942 Ford Coupe – Rare and Restored
A Great Pre-War Ford Coupe
All too often these pre-war cars look, smell and drive like “old cars” and not “classic cars”. This 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe is a notable exception. It is an attractively styled car without any of the sensory reminders of an older car; and it starts, runs and stops like a much more recent classic. The engine and transmission are quiet and smooth-running and a delight to drive from the first time you press the starter button. And this is the model with the hidden storage behind the front seat: the Rum-Runner’s special !
1942 Ford—Full Restoration
This Ford was treated to a great restoration but retains its originality. Unlike many of these cars that were rodded, this Super Deluxe coupe is like going back to the Ford showroom just before World War II. The car is as clean as a pin and drives like new:
- Flathead V-8
- 3-speed column shift manual transmission
- Great paint (black of course)
- Radio converted to AM/FM but looks original
- New interior upholstery (seat, door panels, headliner)
- New clutch and throw-out bearing
- New gas tank
- New muffler and tail pipe
- AND everything works but the clock!!
If it was needed to make this car correct and drivable, it was done.
They don’t get any Nicer!
- Paint and Chrome
The black paint—the original color for the car—is in good condition. The recently-detailed paint gleams and shows off the car’s great lines.
All of the chrome is very nice and gives a fresh look to this Super Deluxe Ford.
The underside of the car is clean and appears free of rust.
The seat upholstery was all redone in gray fabric that makes an excellent contrast with the black exterior. The door panels are in very good condition. The gray headliner has been replaced as has the rubber mats.
The car’s flat-head V-8 sits nestled in a clean engine bay. It starts and runs much as it first did when the car was built—quiet and smooth. An electric fuel pump was added to insure quick starts even if the car hasn’t been run in several days.
The 3-speed standard transmission shifts properly and smoothly.
- Tires, Brakes, Safety and Monitoring Systems
This Ford has 4 wide whitewall radial tires that look virtually new.
The hydraulic brakes work well giving confidence that the car stops quickly.
All of the engine/systems monitoring gauges (temperature, fuel, amp and oil pressure) work properly. Similarly, the speedometerworks, as do the lights, horn, and turn signals (yes,turn signals). The original radio remains but has been converted to AM/FM that is not visible. The clock is stuck in 1942.
An Excellent Example of one of the last Pre-War Fords
This Ford is a fully-restored—and unmolested—example of the very popular 1942 Super Deluxe series—a car that was one of the last made before the Ford plants began making war materials for WW II. These original cars are in high demand but short supply. They therefore represent not just a great driving experience but a sound investment as well. And if there was ever a car that transports you back to the post-war period, this is it. Apart from the investment value of this car, it is hard to put a price on the feeling of enjoyment when other drivers and pedestrians wave and give you a “thumbs up.”