1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe - Cadillac/LaSalle!

Price: - Item location: New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford Deluxe Coupe
  • Year: 1939
  • Mileage: 5340
  • VIN: 185149xxx
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe

This is a beautiful example of a quality 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe. Pristine condition - Well sorted and ready to drive and show!


Built by well know Hot Rodder Jerry Hagens -- author of "Full Race Flathead " Jerry is a well know old school hot rod builder. He chose the theme to be a period correct early fifties choosing a stock 39 Deluxe Ford Coupe powered be a traditional 1951 351ci Cadillac built to high performance levels using rare Eldorado dual quad intake feeding into big port Eldorado heads and exhaust manifolds. Power is driven though a rare vintage 1937 Cadillac / LaSalle 3 speed (one year only) floor shift transmission.
The Coupe looks right, sounds right and drives right! - comes with a complete 2 inch thick build book with the history of car, the builders, build pictures, all receipts

Mileage is the estimated total driven since restored. NOS Speedometer shows 545 miles as installed at 0 miles


Stock Unmolested Body and Interior
Original all steel un-chopped or modified Fords are getting harder and harder to find. Jerry kept it original and did the body work using the hammer/dolly method to smooth any dings and imperfections. Painted was applied by Todd James of Rats Rides -- Bradford, Tennessee.
Interior
Interior is stock LeBonny Baron. Stock dash and instruments 12 volt system. Original Ford Heater, B29 WWII restored Bomber Belts, NOS 1939 Ford Deluxe Speedometer, battery cut off, period correct turn signals
Drivetrain
1951 Cadillac 331 ci bored to 365cu and a 1937 LaSalle 3 speed top loader floor shift. Ron Williams of Auto-Ron's - Davenport Iowa built the engine. Magazine article about Ron is included. All receipts and build details are included.
Engine Detail
1951 Cadillac
365 cu in (bored from 331ci)
4" JE forged pistons
Stock Crank and rods
Eldorado dual quad intake - WCFB Carter carburetors
Eldorado big port heads
Eldorado exhaust manifolds
Eldorado "Batwing" Chrome intake air cleaner - Original not repro!
Chrome Cadillac valve covers
Nielson Vintage Racing Cam - 432 lift/282 duration (Cam specs included)
2" dual exhausts
275hp/344 ft lbs at the rear wheels - dyno reports included
11" Weber Clutch
1937 LaSalle 3 spd (one year only floor shift!)
Front Suspension - 4" dropped front axle (NOS Cragar)
Rear Suspension -- 2 " drop - Chassis Engineering rear suspension
Chassis
Chassis Engineering parallel rear springs
9" Ford 3:50 rear plus traction bars
Custom open driveshaft with front yoke slip joint
5.5 bolt pattern wheels all around
.5.5" front - 1950 Mercury
6" Rear - 1950 Lincoln
41 Lincoln Front Brakes
Recently refreshed
- inspected and resealed the LaSalle transmission (leak free)
- new clutch and TO bearing
- rebuilt clutch linkage
- new front and rear engine main seals
- new valve cover gaskets
- complete tune-up
- installed custom drain bung on differential and replaced fluid
- rebuilt parking brake assembly
- adjusted brakes
- rebuilt the 39 steering box with new worm/sector gears and new seals
- fresh alignment
- new steering column top bushing
- NOS new original 1939 Ford Deluxe Speedometer installed