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In 1941, Ford models saw a major redesign, their last design before carmaking was halted and production lines began building jeeps, tanks, and planes for the war effort. Envisioned by E.T. Gregorie, the 1941 Ford displayed a far more modern look than its predecessor, with its wide body nearly covering its running boards. A luxurious third trim level was also added – the Super De Luxe. Featuring additional chrome and stainless trim, bright wheel trim rings, and an upgraded interior with a clock, wood-grained dash and doors, and an exclusive horn ring, the Super De Luxe was Ford’s top of the line.
This 1941 Ford Super De Luxe Convertible was purchased by the consignor in 1977. In the early 1990s, the car was restored by Ron Wagner of Portland, Oregon, in its original and striking color combination of black with red interior and tan convertible top. The completed restoration debuted at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance in Oregon, where it was awarded Second Place Overall. Carefully maintained in a private collection ever since, the older restoration still shows beautifully today.
To improve the driving experience, its flathead V-8 was augmented with period-correct modifications, including high-compression heads, twin Stromberg carburation, and dual exhaust. Accompanied by tools, jack, spare, and convertible top boot, this Ford Super De Luxe Convertible is a wonderful prewar open-air classic to drive, tour, and enjoy.