1938 Ford Standard Coupe
The 1938 recession hurt sales, as did Ford's continuing of the 1937 cars, including most body panels. 1938 DeLuxe models were differentiated with a heart-shaped grille, though standard models retained the 1937 look. The fading Slantback sedan design was cancelled for good. Only a V8 was offered, either a 60hp V8 or an 85hp V8. A new dash was used, with recessed controls for safety.
For consignment a 38 Standard Coupe with a 59A engine. Primer finish…restored exterior and interior.
Panels filled, sanded and primed, another finer sanding then ready for paint. Brite work has patina with some pitting, bumpers are new on front and rear. Grille is good as are headlight bezels.
A swing of the door reveals vinyl door panels with vertical pleating, and a top area that is smooth. A bench seat uses the same motif and appears in good condition. A red metal dash fronts the seat and embedded within are what appear to be original gauges, as well as a cluster of bakelite knobs, and a large center vent. Hanging below the dash are a pair of aftermarket gauges. A beautiful black with chrome banjo style steering wheel fronts this restored dash. Black carpet covers the floor.
A 1946 Ford 59A 21 bolt “flatty” engine with a newly installed oil pump and crank shaft, sits proudly within the engine bay. This produces 95hp and is attached to a 3-speed manual transmission with a 1949 Ford Truck gear set. Fenton headers allow the mill to breathe easily.
Slight surface rust is present, otherwise underside is unremarkable. Seen are new brakes, and a new master cylinder. A new 9” clutch has been installed as well as a cover for it.
An opportunity to own a classic that has been upgraded but certainly not hot rodded. It retains its original beautiful shape from teardrop headlights, to a curvaceous back, running boards, and rear fender skirts that add to the extremely beautiful lines of this car. Paint it or leave it as is, either way you will find your way down the long and winding road very much a pleasurable experience.