After years and years of resisting the addition of hydraulic brakes in their cars, Ford finally gave into to modern engineering. While this was a huge advancement for the American car manufacturer, it isn’t the only thing that makes the 1939 Ford Deluxe so special.
A Short History of the 1939 Ford Deluxe
The Deluxe Series from Ford was created to act as a refresher to the prior Model 48. While the Deluxe series had been around since 1932, it wasn’t until 1939 that Ford completely modernized the car.
Technology and Innovations of the 1939 Ford Deluxe – a Hydraulic First
The 1939 Ford Deluxe utilized an L-Head 221 CID V-8 engine with a conservative 85 horsepower. It featured a sleek front styling, rumble seats, and non-sealed-beam headlights.
A Brief 1939 Ford Deluxe Timeline
While the 1939 Ford Deluxe received hydraulic brakes, it shared a lot of features with previous years. This included the 112” wheelbase from 1933 and the sleek body design from 1938.
The 1939 Ford Deluxe in the News
A shimmering 1939 Ford Deluxe has just recently gone up for sale thanks to Canyon State Classics. It is seemingly untouched and has had the same owner since 1992.
Celebrity Endorsements of the 1939 Ford Deluxe
Unfortunately, we have not been able to find any celebrity owners of the 1939 Ford Deluxe.
Best 1939 Ford Deluxe Groups
While there aren’t any large groups dedicated to the 1939 Ford Deluxe, there is a Ford Classics group for owners of classic Ford vehicles, including the Deluxe models.
The 1939 Ford Deluxe – an Entrance to the Modern World
Though production ended in 1939, Ford Deluxe cars still live on today in the world of hot rodding. Make sure to check out the awesome, hand-built 1939 Ford Deluxe hot rod below!