Four-Door Fun: 1939 Ford Deluxe 92A 4Dr Convertible – Sold?
September 22, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
September 3, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the private seller just lowered their asking price by $2,000 from the original ask of $24,500 to $22,500 Currently.
On the rare occasions we come across a four-door convertible for sale, they automatically get top billing for our Topless Thursday feature. While only the Lincoln Continental comes to mind as the Big Three’s only post-World War II offering, there were many more to choose from in the 1930s. Even Ford offered a four-door convertible body style in their V8-powered Deluxe line. A prime example is this driver-quality, green over dark tan example we came across originally listed in August 2021 on Craigslist in Auburn, New York (Syracuse) offered at $24,500. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Ford Deluxe priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $15,500 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $31,000.
For the three model years between 1937 and 1939, Ford offered two model lines in a dizzying array of body styles based on the flathead V8 the car was equipped with. For 1939 85 hp V-8 equipped cars were labeled Model 92A and 60 hp V-8 cars used the Model 91A designation. For 1939 Deluxe models used a low pointed grille with heavier vertical slats, while the standard Ford had a higher grille with horizontal dividers. Designers moved the headlights farther apart, sitting almost in front of the wheels. The side grilles and louvers were removed in favor of chrome strips on the Deluxe models. The “alligator” hood opened deep from the top of the grille back, eliminating the side panels found on previous models. Mechanically, 1939 was the year Ford introduced hydraulic brakes on their cars.
We came across this video of a similar 1938 model to give you a sense of what these Fords look and drive like:
The private seller lets the limited pictures provided do the talking. You’ll need to contact them via the telephone to learn the history and more about the condition of the car.
Here’s the seller’s brief description:
“1939 Ford Deluxe Convertible Excellent condition Beautiful car. Please leave a message
I will return your call. The price is $ 24,500.00.”
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