1941 Ford Super Deluxe
About This Ford
|Condition||Pre-Owned Clear Title|
|Engine||221 C,I, FLAT HEAD V8|
|Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
Vehicle OverviewIn mid-September 1940, Henry Ford -- in his last appearance at a new car introduction -- received 500 reporters to see the new 1941 Ford models. True to form, he said little, but the car said a lot about the company's willingness to go with the flow. The 1941s were the first of the "fat" Fords, with a clean contemporary look that was right in tune with the era. Further, Ford now even offered a flathead six, a clear concession to the competition.
The fully redesigned, full-sized 1941 Fords arrived against the backdrop of an expanding World War. The 194.3-inch-long Super Deluxe was wider and longer than its predecessors, and it was powered by a bigger engine
The updated Ford designs of 1941 enjoyed a short-lived debut, as civilian production was suspended early in February, 1942. The Super Deluxe would not be produced for civilian purposes again until 1946, although Ford continue to build them as military staff cars. These were typically blacked-out vehicles that conserved chrome, a rationed war material.
Ford's designers came up with a novel approach to front fender damage by dividing it into three parts. The idea was that a less expensive single piece could be replaced in the event of an untimely collision with a light pole or similar obstruction. However, a two-piece fender arrived mid-way through the model year.
Ford's designers came up with a novel approach to front fender damage by dividing it into three parts. The idea was that a less expensive single piece could be replaced in the event of an untimely collision with a light pole or similar obstruction. However, a two-piece fender arrived mid-way through the model year.This example is the earlier build 3-Piece Front Fender.
The 1941 Ford Super Deluxe employed a precursor to today's smart keys for ignition. The so-called key operated a bolt lock that secured the steering column when the car...
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