This is super nice old custom 1939 Ford
My neighbor inherited it from his grandfather and didn’t want to sell it himself. Since his grandfather has passed, the exact details of the car’s restoration is not known, but I will list what I do know about the car from what my neighbor knew and from my own personal inspection.
This car obviously went through a very extension frame off restoration. Every nut and bolt must have been taken off to achieve this level of perfection. The mileage shows just over 20K and is probably correct. His grandfather lived in the Riverside California area and ran with a group of old guys that all had 39 – 40 Ford convertibles.
Body: Original rust free California car to start with. Super solid. Paint is show quality. All chrome and all trim is in excellent condition. Glass looks like it has all been replaced. All lights work.
Interior: All new and vey high end. Looks to be a mix of real leather and a corduroy material. The wood grain on the dash is excellent. Custom made shoulder harness seat belts. All gauges work. Wipers kind of work. ( very slow ). Newer stereo system works. Horn works like it should by hitting the center button on the very cool steering wheel.
Top: All of the mechanical mechanism appears to be complete, but there is no actual fabric except for a small piece of material that has a glass back window in it. Where he lived, there was not much rain, and of course, he never took it out if there was a chance of rain. These tops come in various colors, so that is kind if nice since the new owner will get to pick the color he wants.
Chassis: Stock frame. Power rack and pinion Mustang II front suspension. Ford 8″ rear end. Power disc brakes up front. Drum rears.
Engine / trans: 400 small block Chevy with aluminum heads and custom made valve cover adapters to mount Ford valve covers on the Chevy heads. New 650 Holley carb. Aluminum high intake manifold. etc. Transmission is a 350 turbo.
Wheels: This is one item that the new owner may want to change. The all aluminum center spinner cap adapters are very cool and worth a lot of money, but the Weld wheels are not to my liking. Evidently, all of his buddies in California ran this same set up on their Fords out there? Again, not something I would choose, but this is just another item, like the roof color, that the new owner can make a change on to make it ” their” car.
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Location: Fenton, Missouri, United States