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In honor of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) annual Fall Meet currently underway, we thought it fitting to feature this 1939 Ford Deluxe 91A Convertible Coupe, complete with its original flathead V8 and Rumble Seat, we saw posted on Craigslist in Suffield, Connecticut where the current caretaker is asking $45,000. The NADA Classic Car Online Tool currently lists their “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail values for this unmolested Ford as $27,500, $52,200, and $83,400, respectively so the private seller is very realistic about their asking price.
With its good looks and tunable Flathead V8 power, the 1937-1940 generation of Fords was long one of the most popular automobiles for hot rodding, dirt track, and stock car racing. Consequently, its become a rare sight to find an unmolested example such as the convertible coupe presented here. Based on the serial number provided in the listing, we believe this example is a 91A equipped with the more desirable 221 cubic inch, 85 horsepower flathead V8. Please feel free to comment below if you can provide more detail about this example based on the serial number.
The Craigslist poster listed this ad on behalf of the seller, between that fact and the mention of the car still having an older lacquer paint job in fair condition, we’re assuming the current owner may be an older individual who restored this Ford some time ago. The only other information provided in the description, “the car is extremely solid and appears to retain its original panels. It runs and drives well and is in fantastic driving condition.”
This Ford represents a classic, unmolested design that is likely a lot of fun to drive on a nice day, especially with a pair of friends or family enjoying the rear rumble seat. Good luck with the purchase!
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