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Old 01-01-2020, 09:45 PM   #1
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1939 Ford Deluxe Roadster. Yes, you read it right, it is a Roadster not a Convertible. It has Side Curtains, not Wind-up Windows. Actually, Ford Australia offered both a Roadster and Convertible for 1939 and 1940. After 1940, the selection of available Body Styles available in Australia was reduced to just a 4 door Sedan and Coupe Ute from 1941 onwards. This survivor was owned by a mate who sold it a few years back. I would love to get the Body Number of this rare car to add to my Files. Does anyone know of the where-abouts of this car? It may have been exported to the USA? Any leads appreciated. Regards Mercman <><
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:09 PM   #2
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There's one at Richardson's museum in Invercargill - ex Australia.
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Australian 1939 Ford Roadster and Convertible Coupe from the original Ford Australia Sales Brochure.
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Good info. Thank you. Ir appears that rear passengers were nicely accommodated.
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That blue 39 is sharp! Very interesting, thanks for taking time to share with everyone.
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It as a back seat that is under cover when the top is up. Why was it not called a phaeton?
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not 4 doors
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They don't come any rarer than this, an Australia 1940 Ford Deluxe Roadster, body number 16. 1940 was the last year that Ford Australia offered a soft top Ford V8. From 1941 onwards, only the 4 door Sedan and Coupe Ute were offered. A Panel Van was also available for 1946 to 1948.
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Australian 1940 Ford Roadster and Convertible Coupe from the original Ford Australia Sales Brochure. It also shows the unique to Australia 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe Sedan which nowadays are referred to as a Sloper.
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Interesting to say the least...

A "coupe-sedan?"
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:36 PM   #11
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I remember back in the late fifties-early sixties, there was a big debate going on in Hot Rod magazine about whether there was a '37 roadster or not. I would have loved to have brought one of these over, converted it to left hand drive, and watch the "experts" freak out!
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