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Old 09-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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In your opinion what are the prettiest year Fords '32 to '48 and the homeliest ones?
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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Nothing personal, but the post war sedans were ugly INHO. 33-34, being the best looking cars. No such thing as an ugly truck though. Rod
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'38 Deluxe is the prettiest, '38 Standard the homeliest.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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I'm partial to 40's, I have a standard 2dr sedan that I prefer to the deluxe just because they arent so prevalent. I would say 40 Deluxes outnumber the standards by 4 to 1 (or higher) at most shows. I think any 46 to 48 rates as the ugliest but they are still much better looking than a 46-48 GM product.
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I think you can get an overall "best idea" of what folks believe are the prettiest vs. ugliest by the values. That will be skewed of course a bit due to rarity. However, it'll give you a good overall idea.
1932 by any manufacturer has for a long time been considered by many (most?) to be the pinnacle of prewar styling.
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My opinion (and it's worth exactly what it cost you)...'33-'34 cars prettiest and '38-'39 trucks ugliest.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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The '34 roadster was Ford's crowning achievement in my humble opinion, Sure wish I owned one.
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My car is the prettiest. Everyone else's is . . . well . . . something less.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #9
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Guess we will all be biased based on what we own and what we can afford to own 32s to me are very Model A ish 33/34 a styling of their own after that they seemed to me to be very similar. Go the Kiwis in San Francisco!!!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #10
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I was waiting for the inevitable "37 is the ugliest".
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:28 PM   #11
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Can't say as I can think of any of them as ugly. I like them all...
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #12
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33-34 Model 'A'ish Not my favorites

'37 Sedan is quite attractive it is "One Off" and does require some "appeal" adjustment time
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #13
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A black '39 deluxe coupe has to be one of Ford's finest designs.
Also...
'39 standard coupe
'38 standard coupe - with the stainless trim
'37 coupe

Homeliest - has to 1936

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Old 09-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #14
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From the front, the 33-34's, the 36 Coupes and Roadster, 38 Deluxe Coupe and convertibles. I used to think of the 35 Grille as the plainist but in recent years I've come around. From the rear the 39-40 Coupe is pretty hard to beat. As someone else said All Trucks, Ford got those right in style, easy to look at and functional too.

Postwar? Well beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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They are like women... They are all beautiful in there own way... However, I'm partial to all the Fat Fenders, '35 to '48, but my vote for the “most beautiful” would have to be the ’39 Lincoln Zephyr & ’40 Lincoln Zephyr Continental.
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33,34's are among the best looking! but I like them all!
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #17
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There you go your total answer, a mother always loves their baby.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #18
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This is a loaded question for sure. I like them all, just some better than others. At the top of my list are the 32's and the 33 a very close second.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #19
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Well, of course we all like our current ride. The fat fenders are great for ride and cruising.

And I got an endorsement from the Flathead King (Walt) who had one in his younger days and said the back seat was the greatest.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #20
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I really like the 41 coupes. I also like the 46 through 48 coupes. Throw the 42 coupe in there also.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:49 PM   #21
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38 Standard (Art Deco design) is the best, followed by the 37 (Lincoln Zephyr) inspired front end design.

IMHO - Least favorite is the 38 Deluxe "seagull bird beak hood", followed by the 39 standard.
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1946 Woodie the prettiest......
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Here's to the 41s!!
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Probably, my favorite would be a flat back '37 Tudor. Yes also to the '34 roadster and all the '32's. '41 and up in my mind are just too big.
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41 business coupe my pick.
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Opinions are like belly buttons, everybody has one... I cleaned that up didn't I?

Here are my picks:
1. `39 Deluxe Coupe or Convertible
2. `34 Coupe or Roadster
3. `40 Deluxe Coupe or Convertible

I love a coupe!

Sadly, I do not own any of the above. If I hit the lottery tonight I'll have a bunch of them!

I'll not speak to the uglies. What is ugly to me may be beautiful to others.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:53 PM   #27
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I like them both but some say the 39 bull nose is the ugliest and the 40 the prettiest. Lucky I have both.
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The '34 roadster was Ford's crowning achievement in my humble opinion, Sure wish I owned one.
I totally agree. Wish I had one too. Sigh.
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Fordnography like beauty is in eyes of the beholder.LOL
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I'm partial to the '39 Deluxe coupes. I've since aligned the hood and added trim rings, but no new pics.
P.S. lets see more pics.
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My '36 3w is the prettiest old car I've ever owned and I've had a lot of them in the last 50+ years !!
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. . . lets see more pics.
Here's mine:

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Isn't it obvious?

1) 32, 33, or 34 Victoria. The sweetest closed cars ever.

2) 33 cabriolet simply poetic

3) 39 convertible coupe the best of the 35-40 styling
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They are like women... They are all beautiful in there own way... However, I'm partial to all the Fat Fenders, '35 to '48, but my vote for the “most beautiful” would have to be the ’39 Lincoln Zephyr & ’40 Lincoln Zephyr Continental.
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You better not let your wife see this post / You talk about how you like
WOMEN & FAT FENDERS in the same Paragraph.
I hope you are not implying how you like your woman. LOL LOL

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I'm partial to the '39 Deluxe coupes. I've since aligned the hood and added trim rings, but no new pics.
P.S. lets see more pics.
Bingo! Gene K is right on!
Contrary to my opinion when I was 16, just like women, they're all pretty now (;>))
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1934 its got the lines and the performance to match. Way out in front in my view, but all fords are top notch. Regards, Kevin.
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You better not let your wife see this post / You talk about how you like
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I hope you are not implying how you like your woman. LOL LOL
C'mon Bill, you know my wife... Here are two of my favorite beauties together.

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Vic:

I did use lol lol in LARGE PRINT !!!!!!!!
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I did use lol lol in LARGE PRINT !!!!!!!!
I know, I was just messin' with ya... Besides; it gave me an excuse to post a picture of Sherrie.
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Hard to choose out of so may Ford contenders. Just about the time you think of one as less beautiful than some others, you start to really see great beauty in them. I guess I'm still waiting to see an ugly one...maybe '47 '48 Chevy even though I do like Chevvies a lot.
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I was shocked to find that someone else held my opinion. 3738 also likes the 38 Standard. I liked the later variants with the chrome trim. I saw a 38 Standard sedan delivery with skirts once and the image got stuck in my head. The lines just flowed like a 39 Lincoln Zephyr coupe.

All this proves is beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
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I was shocked to find that someone else held my opinion. 3738 also likes the 38 Standard. I liked the later variants with the chrome trim. I saw a 38 Standard sedan delivery with skirts once and the image got stuck in my head. The lines just flowed like a 39 Lincoln Zephyr coupe.

All this proves is beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
Count me in with this group too. None of my friends agree with me, but I love the way the '38 standard louvers flow around the hood sides, back from the grille. It's a classic art deco look, in my opinion. Otherwise, hard to beat a '39 deluxe, or '40 standard.
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1933 - no contest in my book . The Plymouth is a 1933 also . Don't really have an opinion on the " ugliest " .
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I have to wonder how many of us own and drive not what we really would like to have, but what we find available and can afford. I admire those that save for a specific year, make and model and eventually buy it.
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I bought my first car, a '37 fordor humpback in 1950 about 3 weeks before my 16th birthday. I always thought that this was an ugly car especially as my best friend had a '40 Merc convertible. My favorite car ever was my '34 roadster that I bought in 1954 and sold in 1960 after my stint in the army. I sure wish I still had that car.

Nostalgia has gotten the best of me. I bought the pictured '37 about 4 years ago. It now has just over 60k miles on it and the original paint (with some repairs) and interior. I have owned the '34 roadster for about 21 years and that is my favorite Ford year (and also the year I was born).

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1933 - no contest in my book . The Plymouth is a 1933 also . Don't really have an opinion on the " ugliest " .
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You are almost right. The 1933 model was nice, but the 1934 models were a BIG improvement over the 1933s. Everybody knows that !
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Hey Mikey , My second choice as you know is 34 . I have always had a soft spot for the kicked in the face look of 33's though and the dash insert is MILES ahead of 34 on the neat-o-meter . Yes on the big improvement thing as far as carb-intake goes anyway . Those green & yellow things earn their keep as my back yard on the home place here is 1 1/4 miles deep and 3/4 mile wide . No freeloading for Johnny and his brothers . First pic is a pair of 1960 730 Diesel electric starts and all 3 have power adjust rear wheels . Real common on Allis Chalmers but REALLY rare on 2 cyl JD's . The last 2 pics are a 1960 530 I just got running for the first time in over 30 years . As you can see no-welfare for him as he was immediately put to work with an 11' disc . Now the need for 65 old tractors is probably questionable but oh well !! I will try and make the show this year and I will probably drool on ol blue again though . Need to do the wally wing thing again also . David J
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There's no question that the engine compartment changes in a '34 are a big improvement over a '33, but in my opinion, the price of that improvement was a step backwards in styling. Just look at any body type's profile of both years in a light color and you can't help but notice the disparity of all the different slanted lines of the '34 (leading edge of grille, hood louvers, hood side panel ends, and front edge of the door opening -- no two of them are on the same plane. From a styling point of view, that's a mess that is largely avoided on the '33 with the concave grille and curved hood louvers.

I like them both and have had more than my fair share of each, but the '33s are best styled of the two model years' offerings.

Notwithstanding, my first love was and remains the '32s, even though some of the body types such as the Victoria and deluxe coupe could use more wheelbase to be better balanced from a styling point of view.

I also agree with Mike's earlier comment about the '32 model year being a high water mark for styling throughout the North American industry. There's not an ugly one in the bunch.

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I can't disagree . But I like them.

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I love 39 and 40 coupes, the flow of the roof-line into the rear quarters/trunk is perfect! I have owned both years and currently own a 39 standard coupe in addition to my deluxe (avatar). I'm not sure I care that much for the standard.

The car I really want to own is a 39 Convert. And I wouldn't turn down a 32 coupe (3 or 5 window, either one), a 33 roadster, 36, 46-48 convert....


Sheesh.... What was the question?
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33-34 are hands down the best looking early fords in MY eyes. Most people say my 47 pickup is pretty ugly...and I agree they are not the best looking Ford but I LOVE EM! I get the same thing with my 41...a lot of people do not like em but I'd take one over a 40 any day!

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They are all beautiful as stars in the heaven compared to to todays cars,they are never going to make cars like that,ever again,But if I have to choose 1936 will be the top of the line.
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36's are at the top of my list too. 3 or 5 window. But I like just about every ford made in the 30s and 40s for one reason or another.

Here's a photoshop objective for my 36. Slight drop and black paint. Could go with or without the skirts. Beauty (36 coupe) and the beast (my 38 pickup).

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33 Vicky is my fave, I have worked on most of the others.and appreciate them all, the 33 frontend is the sweetest in my opinion
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THE 36 ford CABRIOLET has been #1 choice since I got one as a basket case in 1987/ By 1990 frustrated cause I had so far to go on the resto I got a 40 Pickup in 1990 spruced it up & drove & showed it for 19 years thinking I had the best looking truck - Now that the 36 is finished to me it is BEAUTIFUL!
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I was so excited to find this '38 truck, and got it really really cheap too! Then I found this '36 truck! I still have part of my '38, the frame and complete running gear is under my '36. The fellow who bought the '38 body, bolted it on a Ford Ranger P\U chassis.
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33 and 34. I have a 32 5-window. But the 35's have their own panasch.
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Any body style '33 & '34 early Ford wins the best design award hands down. Second would be '35-'36 3w coupe. There were never any ugly early fords, in my opinion.
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33 Vicky best. None ugly.
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Klicker,your assessment of the '37-'38 coupe tail is right. It's looks like a same year Mopar coupe;taking a dump. The '38 dripping nose is unusual at best.
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Tinker.Yours 36 is a beauty.What type of skirts do You use?
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Castiron, that is a photoshop (computer photo manipulation ) version of my car. Skirts were added on the computer. Nice way to play around with a lot of different colors and stances to visualize what you plan to do, before you spend the money to do so. And thanks castiron. Agree a slight chop at the most, but just another ford that doesnt need it to flow right and i prefer the 36 without a chop.

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Ok,its still a beauty in its current version.I think 2"chop is absolutly the limit on any 36,looks great.
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The 35's have always been my favorite. Although I have 47's I would trade for a 35 in a heartbeat.
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Very few cars of any make improve on the styling in the second or third year of a model. Look at the clean lines of the 49-50, and the cluttered update for the 51. The major exception is the really clean update for 53, after the homely left-over look of the 52, but then 54 reverted to the cobbled up left-over look again. What were they thinking?

Look at the sweep of the 38 teardrop rear fenders. Then look at the stubby 39 rear fenders. Sorry, not an improvement.

Sharp angled 37 grille and arrow straight hood doesn't go well with soft round body lines. Check the contour of the 38 heart shape grille and hood line, a nice compliment to the body lines.

33 swooping grille and unique matching louvers sadly lost on the 34.

41 grille improved the 40. I know, minority opinion.

46 upper grille bar with the red accent lines... The perfect touch. Those red accent lines have been described as a tribute to lives lost in WWII. 47-48 cleaned up very well without the accent.
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33 five window and 39 deluxe coupe.......flawless..both spoilt with tinkering...in my opinion.

The 41 is the runt of of the family.....must have the ugliest front end FoMoCo made.
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A '40 Ford now that's a thing of beauty !
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Alan ,what about the smooth lines of the 1939 Ford Deluxe,the rounded front fenders with the headlamps flowing within. The next year the sealed beams and the same fender style required the use of the humoungus pot metal adapter rings. I know the 40 has always seemed more popular than the 39 Deluxe but I sure do not know why.The 39 was form over function the 40 was function over form,another example the beautiful 39 rumble seat convertible top over the better funtioning but unstylish baby buggy carriage top heavy on the 40 convertibles rear seat.My opinion.
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For the most part, I agree with 37 Coupe, except for the Convertible Top on the '40 Ford Convertible Club Coupe. The '39 Ford Convertible Coupe was a two passenger, with the external "rumble seat". Not sure if the '35 Ford had a Convertible Club Coupe (CRS) but the '36, '37 & '38 Ford all offered a Convertible Club Coupe (top similar to the '40 Convertible Club Coupe). The '38 & '39 Lincoln Zephyr also had a Convertible Club Coupe with the large Convertible top with no quarter windows. I think the rarest Convertible of all would be the '38 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Coupe (no rumble seat). The '40 - '48 Lincoln Continental also used the large convertible top with no quarter windows... in my opinion, the best looking Convertibles with the top up or down.
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The `36 thru `40 Lincoln 3 window coupes are in a class of their own. I didn't even consider these when I made my choices. You so rarely see them. The ultimate coupe!
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Oh man thats not fair to add zephyrs in the mix!
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the 37 Lincoln zephyr coupe ,it just doesn't get better than that ...and I am lucky enough to have one
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While my personal favorite is a '39 Deluxe Coupe, look at the picture of the '34 Phaeton on the cover of the book "The V8 Affair" by Ray Miller. Impossible to beat. It's as elegant as a Duesenburg! That's styling!!
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Hey Mikey , Now that isn't a bias opinion by any chance is it !!!!!!
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Very few cars of any make improve on the styling in the second or third year of a model. Look at the clean lines of the 49-50, and the cluttered update for the 51. The major exception is the really clean update for 53, after the homely left-over look of the 52, but then 54 reverted to the cobbled up left-over look again. What were they thinking?

Look at the sweep of the 38 teardrop rear fenders. Then look at the stubby 39 rear fenders. Sorry, not an improvement.

Sharp angled 37 grille and arrow straight hood doesn't go well with soft round body lines. Check the contour of the 38 heart shape grille and hood line, a nice compliment to the body lines.

33 swooping grille and unique matching louvers sadly lost on the 34.

41 grille improved the 40. I know, minority opinion.

46 upper grille bar with the red accent lines... The perfect touch. Those red accent lines have been described as a tribute to lives lost in WWII. 47-48 cleaned up very well without the accent.
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We do agree on the important stuff, don't we?
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Best,
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'40 Standard

Ugliest,
No point in it
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Yes
34 cabriolet
34 coupe 3w
36 coupe 3w
39 coupe de luxe ( because of the windshield, dash and the toploader gearbox over this items in the 40, if the interior matters)
40 coupe std ( I don´t like the deluxe grill)
39 coupe standard ( Sorry, baby, don´t feel bad, I love you anyway)


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41 and up Ford coupes ( Not ugly, but some steps back in style comparing with the early years, IMHO)
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This is just about the nicest looking car ever.....lights,windshield frame,door glass,grill,stance...it has everything spot on......IMHO
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We do, we both have '38' Deluxe Ford's.
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That's a Sweeet 39!
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40 deluxe convertible is the most valuable of the fat fendered 35-48 and 32-34 roadsters are the most valuable of non fat fendered that's because they are the best looking.Having said that the woodys are even more valuable go figure.38 deluxe and 39 standard are the worst.
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But someone forgot to put the bumper guards on

This is just about the nicest looking car ever.....lights,windshield frame,door glass,grill,stance...it has everything spot on......IMHO
But someone forgot to put the bumper guards on.
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After 15 years of work, I'm partial to the '41 Business Coupe. Just my opinion.
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This is just too hard of a question to answer for me. I have thought about it and came up with 1938 as the ugliest but there are too many great lookers for me to pick the prettiest.
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There is, really, no "ugliest" flathead Ford !
I did see a picture of a VERY, VERY rusted 1933 roadster on here one time. It might qualify.
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Mike, there is one very butt-ugly Early Ford, I'm sure everyone will agree:

The 1941 prototype Soybean Ford!
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The curves on a 38 coupe are the top for me. Fender skirts make it even better.

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The top choice for me would be a early 33 roadster or deluxe coupe
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Where in the world are all these green and yellow tractors coming from ? Looks like Fordbarners are taking them over !
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38 Standard (Art Deco design) is the best, followed by the 37 (Lincoln Zephyr) inspired front end design.

IMHO - Least favorite is the 38 Deluxe "seagull bird beak hood", followed by the 39 standard.
Finally!! someone that agrees with me! The 38 standard is one of the best looking fat fender cars in my opinion but seams to get the most criticism. I think the standard should have been the Deluxe model!
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Felix and 3738, I like the 1938 Standard too. 1937, 1938 and 1939 are my favorites. I just can't get into the 1940 De Luxe with the "tacked on" front grill and headlights. The 1939 De Luxe Coupe is tops with its smooth styling, stick shift, Banjo Steering Wheel, pop out windshield and wide five wheels.
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I also like the '38 Standard, several years ago I saw a '38 Convertible Club Coupe that had a '38 Standard front clip on it (I don't know if Ford built the Convertible Club Coupe in a Standard trim, don’t think they did) but it sure was a good looking car...
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Vic, 1934 was the last year that Ford offered a Standard Open model.
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'34 even tore apart they look good.

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1933 my favorite's have the sweetest curves!
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The stars aligned to assure that every '34 was a beautiful car. I wish that I had the '34 Plymouth that I had when I was 22 years old.

My first V-8 was a '47 3/4 ton pickup. Not my favorite in regards to looks but gosh could it haul a load.

After years of having only Model A's I bought a standard '39 Coupe. For me it is just gorgeous.
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Hands down ,the 34's top of the heap,with the 40 deluxe a very close second.There aren't any ugly old Fords,however it's a good thing ole' Hank was still around when the 38' standard was unveiled!
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Any coupe, cab or roadster from 1932 to 1941 is stylistic but I am partial to 35/36 3 windows.
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Guess we will all be biased based on what we own and what we can afford to own 32s to me are very Model A ish 33/34 a styling of their own after that they seemed to me to be very similar. Go the Kiwis in San Francisco!!!
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My biased vote for ugliest are the 49-51 models. My family drove a black 2 door 50 sedan until 1965. I did not yet have my own car and the 50 was not exactly the coolest car to date girls in when I was in high school in the 60s. I never liked the split windshield from 37 on. Was curved glass technology not available then?
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Anything coupe, roadster or convertible. Sedans and more-doors besides those from 32-34 weren't the best looking cars of that period IMO.

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'34 even tore apart they look good.

Except one glance under the hood turns it butt ugly!
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Prettiest - '33 & '34 - all models

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Even though I have been a '32 fan for almost 60 years and an owner for nearly 50, I have to admit that my pick is the 1933 roadster.
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I enjoyed to reading through this resurrected old thread.

I think that the thirties Fords are among the most handsome cars ever made, except for the 38 Deluxe. My faves are the 33 & 34 and the 39 Deluxe. I am happy to have a 39. Like Vic, I also am a big fan of the 39 Zephyr and 40 Continental. Over the years, the 37, the 41 and the 46-48s have grown on me. My ultimate might be a Zephyr coupe.
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I know this isn't the place for streetrods, but I'm partial to '33s and '37's.....although I'm a little biased as I own these two. I'm a purist in a sense, in that both cars have only Ford sheetmetal and accessories, but obviously have modified suspension and running gear. Mine were both too far gone to make practical sense to restore, but I envy you that have nice originals. DSC01063.JPG

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I love the 32 to 34 roadsters. Maybe I will live long enough to own one. Ugliest are the 39 standard, 38 deluxe and the waterfall grill pickups.
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'36 3 window; perfect art-deco look.
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Here is my biased choice.. Can`t say I would trade for any other year in comparable condition.
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Does Zephyrs count ?? If so the 39 gets my vote as the prettiest design !
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Love the 1937 Ford.
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I don't know if '41 Business Coupes are the prettiest but this is the prettiest pic of mine.




You know just like women our old Fords, have that certain captivating stunning look that stops us dead in our tracks. You guys know what I'm talking about. When she looks at you that certain way.

For me and my little '41 it's this 3/4 rear view at speed. I never saw what she looked like going down the road. I fell in love all over again. ��

BTW this pic was taken at approximately 65 mph by Vic Piano on I75 north headed to Georgia. He was going around me in his '39 Convertible Sedan!
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The 1938 Deluxe is a stunner alright!


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It's all a matter of opinion and taste. My opinion: there no ugly cars in these years. Some are better looking than others. My favorites are the 1936 and 47-48 models.
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As stated, its all a matter of taste (as my dad says, most only have in their mouths) and Opinion (which everyone has and you know the Ole Weeezzz about opinions)

SO with that said...here is my tastes and opinion in order!!

1933- THE most beautiful EVER
1934- Like the swooping lines of the 33 but the straight lines of the 34 are a close second.
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1932 this low only because a lot of the body styles look like Model A carry overs
1939 Mercury-THE finest fat Ford (Product)
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I've never seen a flat head powered Ford I didn't like. Lately I had the opportunity to drive a '51 Crestliner and the shoebox Fords are as nice at the others.
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Seth your right
Any of the Flathead era vehicles would work for me and each year has a few that I really like or would have in my Bucket list collection. I love the 50 and used to think the 53 was the best looking but the more I look at the 51 the more my mind changes, would love to have a shoebox era to 53 to drive for an everyday driver!!!
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I am MOST surprised that of all the 39/40 fans and seven pages of posts that I would be the first to mention Mercury!!!! In particular the 39 Merc vs the 39 Ford which Trevor did an awesome job of show casing the differences in V8 Times!!! The lower, sleeker lines, horizontal grill bars and "fishbowl" inset headlights.....Classic!!!! Much prettier and smoother than the 40 Merc to me!!!!
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Ohhhh! '33 open car, fer sher fer sher. Now, if I could afford one. . . but, a '39 coupe 'deloox'(properly pronounced, according to sales videos) is almost too tempting re headlites & retaining prior years' dash gauges/floor shift. The '39 dlx & '40 standard are considerably more aFordable than '33/4 and are such good lookers in their own classy right.
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Most of you guys were not even born when I found my avatar 35. I like it for it's classic Ford look of the flatheads before it and its start of the modern look fowling it. It's brother 36 was changed only to include a larger radiator, from its grill back is nearly identical, but takes away from the classic look a bit.
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'35 Roadsters do it for me!
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Yep 35 roadster for me too. Had mine for 31 years. Can't wait to have it back on the road. Will have my next project home soon. A 35 convertible sedan. Love seeing all the models at meets and nationals but I admit I stay a little longer at the 35 in the lineup ��
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I agree with all those who like the 33 best. I luckily have a 33 std phaeton.
Don't call any of them ugly but I am partial to the 32-40 cars style wise, not fond of the 41-8s, like the 49-53s.
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I have always liked the roofline on the 39 and 40 Australian Slopers.

Not my car or pic, but I thought I'd share it because the lines are so nice.

My heart is in my 41 convert

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38 deluxe
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Heck all of them.....my favorite is still the 38 Deluxe
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To me, the 1933 Fords edge out the 1934's. I also have a 1937 humpback Sedan. It has grown on me alot! I get just as many "Thumbs up" with the '37 as with the '33. Glad as heck for the privilege to have both!

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The 36 model is the ACME of automotive design..! I have a 38 Tudor standard,it ain't love,but it ain't bad!
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My 1940convertable was my first and was special ,my 39 deluxe coupe to me looks just right at every angle,I think coops just look better anyway,I know it doesn't count but my 37 Lincoln zephyr coupe blows them all away.......the ugliest to me is the 35 trunk sedan,but yup the 39 ford coupe I reckon is my number one.
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Coop....when you getting your ass up here to see my 32 ? BTW...Cadillac isn't mine
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Sort something out in the summer? I,m a big dog lover also,had three English Bulldogs......cars ,bikes dogs and family ,as good as it gets .cheers .
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Coop....I'll let you know when we're holding our summer Goldie evening !
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Great ,as the song goes...just call my name n I,ll be there, Goldie's ,never had one but just love em.....sounds like my Panther?
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V8...I should know as I polish them once every so often but I have forgotten....guessing 160 or thereabouts ?
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37.....A Panther sounds like a mildly tuned Singer sewing machine....a Goldie is a fire
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Correct! I somehow remember that question coming-up fifty-some-odd years ago. I can't think of another American automobile with more chrome on it than a '58 Buick (but a '58 Olds probably comes close). DD
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Hey 37 Coup Man EEEzy on the 35 trunk back that was my first car .
Huh yeah probyl not the prettiest, but getting rare now some people are fitting the flat backs to them ,Shame .got a soft spot for them .heres one for sale in NZTed

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Well, I have to say the 39 pickup is a beauty to me
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Huh yeah probyl not the prettiest, but getting rare now some people are fitting the flat backs to them ,Shame .got a soft spot for them .heres one for sale in NZTed

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For me it's the 36 three window, full fender skirts all black.. it's Art Deco it's restraint it's class all the way. The 41 deluxe coupe is also on par with the 36, the body lines flow well and it's all Art Deco with style . These cars were made at a time when the designers actually cared what the public drove, when you could say that's a ford that's a chevy, now they all look the same and are over priced piles of fiberglass crap. Oh yes the 39/40 merc copies and the Lincoln zypher coupes were amazing in there design and elegance
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My favorite is the car that I'm driving at the time. The ugliest is all the others.
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number 1 --32 tudor sedan ,ugliest any 41 Ford.
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I have to wonder how many of us own and drive not what we really would like to have, but what we find available and can afford. I admire those that save for a specific year, make and model and eventually buy it.
You are absolutely correct, I would love to own a 1936 rumble seat coupe like my Dad had, but finding a nice one was out of my budget. l did buy a nice 1941 coupe that I could afford and enjoy.
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:17 PM   #155
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All 30's Fords are works of art. I like all of them. Some a bit better yes but I appreciate them all. Edsel and Bob Gregorie at their finest.

Now, some of the competition that's another story
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:36 AM   #156
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UGLIEST: Any Ford with a chebby motor.
BEAUTIFUL: Any Ford with a Flathead V8 still in the nest.

My Cars: Not Ugly, so watch yer mouth!
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:07 AM   #157
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Fantastic V8 the flathead!!
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:34 AM   #158
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Uglie is in the eye of the beholder.... Look at some of the women walking down the street and remember someone is married to most of them....
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Always thought the 40 Ford was the "one".
But, I've begun to favor my '39 lately...
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number 1 --32 tudor sedan ,ugliest any 41 Ford.
Ouch! But to be honest, a late model year '41 sedan with the extra (extraneous) chrome to the front end is not a handsome sight. But an early model year business coupe (narrow doors and without the chrome mustache) has beautiful lines and an "attitude" that sends chills. My wife's '34 pickup is striking, in addition to being useful in hauling the engine for the '41.
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I really like the 36 style. However, the 40/41 cars and trucks where not only beautiful, but well balanced in design. The 40/41 Pickups were deffinately the best looking Fords ever made. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder
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I can't disagree . But I like them.

All the trucks are beautiful to me. My favorite cars are 32-35. And also anything with a flathead. Can't say any of them are ugly in my eyes

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great looking pair there and i'm probably a little biased towards the '41 design.

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I always wanted a 32, 3 window coupe. Should have bought one several years ago. I like my 33 coupe, my 35 pickup, my 39 conv., my 40 conv. now Mother getting me a 32 for being a good boy. They are like women love them all. My son Marty like my 33 and I was always going to give it to him. He died before I could give it to him. The last ride he rode with me was in the 40 Conv. I ask Marty if he wanted to drive but he was to sick to drive. I put the 33 in the Ford museum so it will never be sold. If you go to You Tube and type in 1933 Ford 5 window coupe there a story about the car as Marty car. I am sorry that I did not give it to him while he was alive. At least now its Marty's car.
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My car is the prettiest. Everyone else's is . . . well . . . something less.
I prefer the "art deco" look of the 39-41 sedans.. Coupes are for girls.. LOL
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Well, of course we all like our current ride. The fat fenders are great for ride and cruising.

And I got an endorsement from the Flathead King (Walt) who had one in his younger days and said the back seat was the greatest.
You steal my car? I better check my garage LOL cause I'm in Mass sam
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My opinion has always been any 1933 - 34 vehical. I grew up with 1933
PD Plymouths (a lot of them) but always wanted a V8. Unfortunaly most if
not all especially 40-48's all landed up in our local oval race track.
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There are only three straight lines on the bodies of 33 and 34's. The grille on a 34 has more definition than a 33 and stands out more. The grilles 20 degree backward slant (rake) that matches the hood louvers follows to the windshield stanchions on a 34 Roadster and Phaeton. 33's missed this with hood louvers and grille. All other 33, 34 bodies do not have the matching slant on the windshield posts. I feel this is why they have a style of perfection. E.J. Gregorie the body designer had the same opinion of all the cars he designed for Ford. Of course I could be bias.
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Old Redneck,Marty's car was beautiful-sorry for your loss
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Dare to be different..
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36... more dusty, then rusty.
Gravel roads are a blast to drive, especially the corners.



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At least the distributor is in the right place :-))
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Fun thread...
Like many of you - I do like them all.
Least liked was my first car - 51 Ford Club Coupe. All my friends had 55 or later cars that had a lot more power and (my opinion) better styling.
Most liked is the 1933 and 34 cars. My preference between the two is my 33 Tudor.
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Prettiest design. Known as the Style Leader
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We can get a little bigger than that............! DD

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Lotsa reading, good thread. "Beauty in the eyes of the beholder" don't know whose quote but it's true. I'm partial to all the coupes & Tudors. Wish I had more room and more of them😀
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Ford38v8 has it right the 38 Deluxe is the prettiest,,,there are no ugly Ford v-8s.....just my opinion
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Wow, some really sharp Ride's guys. Happy with mine but mighty fine looking iron, 👍👍👍
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The 33-34 Roadsters/Coupes the prettiest and the 46-47 trucks the ugliest...
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You only need to look at one or two Dodges or Hudsons to realise there is no ugly Ford V8.

There may be a pretty Dodge or Hudson, but the ones I am thinking about can't hold a candle to a Ford.

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I'm a Deuce nut so the 32 is my pick for the best looking and when I was younger I thought the 37 Ford was the ugly duckling in the Ford line up,but I like them now.

As for a ugly Ford in this era,heck I even like the jailbar Ford trucks.HRP
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The prettiest are 34 roadsters,40 deluxe coupe/conv,56 crown vic/conv,63 1/2 /conv,60/61 starliners/conv.the ugliest were 38 deluxe 39 standard,and 41s
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I like 37(s).
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39 standard and deluxe fronts had the nicest flowing lines.
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Far & away the 41 pickup the best ever !!
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