Fat-fendered Fords have been a favorite of hot rodders for years now, with 1939s and 1940s really being the most desirable of the bunch. And with so many running around on custom chassis with independent rear suspension systems and Corvette-sourced V8 engines, it’s rare to find one still with its original equipment. Rarer still, this one’s a real-deal convertible—not a conversion.
And although the paint on this one is a custom hue according to the seller, the pictures reveal no scratches, dents, or debris. Ford’s legendary Flathead V8 still powers the car, and, “since the car was already running well, the engine was given a cosmetic restoration.” No information is given as to when the restoration was completed, but the cleanliness presented in the pictures indicates that if it wasn’t recent, it has been preserved. The top looks to be in good shape, but the seller mentions that the vacuum system for raising and lowering it is not hooked up. No problem though—it’s said to go up and down by hand pretty easy. The chassis looks solid and the interior sound, although the maroon dash looks funny up against the current exterior color.