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Old 05-01-2018, 01:30 PM   #21
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How do I tell the difference in std. and deluxe?



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Interesting, but what has this to do with the value of a '39 convertible? That's what this thread is about. I'm with "DavidG" on this.




I guess it has to do with the OP asking what the difference is between a Standard and De Luxe. That is my guess. I could be wrong.
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:32 PM   #22
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What you are asking is a difficult answer....most on here are savvy V8 Ford owners and specifically 39 enthusiast.....so to safely say they know the in's and out's even better than me is an understatement. There is ALSO a lot of factors for even me to educatedly give you an answer....First for me is rust, how much and where, second is sheet metal straightness, third would be completeness (and Correctness) and fourth would be running gear (Running or not running, shifting..if so does run and drive does it grind, pop out of gear etc etc). I am more mechanically adept than paint and body work savvy so I would be willing to pay more for a very solid straight car that doesn't run than maybe other would. Then what are you wanting to do with the car.....If it doesn't run it lowers the price AND IF its not the correct year flathead..it lowers the price again....For ME!!!! Just as you have posted..... with out pictures or any "real" description (and everyone's eye and description is different and or accurate) its a very difficult to say!!!!! Post pictures, they'll be plenty who will pick them apart for you and give you the pro's and con's THEN you can get a better feel for value!!!!
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:05 PM   #23
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Rusty floors.
All other panels and fenders need some work.
Motor not going.
Needs top, upholstery, tires, electrics, paint etc.
Around $20K I guess.
At least that's what I paid for one several years ago.
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:46 PM   #24
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lets say you buy it for 20,000 can you do the work your self if no figure 10,000 paint job 3-4 thousand for eng rebuild 5-8 thousand for inter. & top 5-6 hundred for tires then there,s brakes crome plating tie rod ends fan belts weather strip & a host of other stuff. buy one done . it,s cheaper
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:36 PM   #25
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I have some pictures now of the 39 but can’t put them up here. If someone would be so kind I will email them to one of you and post them here
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:45 PM   #26
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I can post them for you. jseery@ymail.com
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:59 PM   #27
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I sent you pictures
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:11 PM   #28
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Took pictures today the car looks good to me outside and the interior is all there. No dents all chrome and interior gauges. All the grill and front seat is leather but not sure if original type good door panels. Windows roll up and down nicely, doors open and shut good. Underneath I see at rear seat area trunkfloor has lot of rot. To me a complete car.
Jseery is going to post pictures for me. Let me know what you think

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Old 05-01-2018, 09:30 PM   #29
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:44 PM   #30
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Next set.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:46 PM   #31
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Theres a great looking '36 drophead on evilbay today for 19,600 We all think our stuff is worth more than it is. me included. But that '39 is a very sweet car. Even better when the sealed beams are gone.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:51 PM   #32
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And again.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:57 PM   #33
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Looks nice in these photo, I agree about the headlights, like the originals much better myself.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:17 PM   #34
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Compared to the 36 if you paid $10k for the 39 it would cost you more than $19.6k to make it look as good even doing all the work yourself. Checked out the price of paint lately? Unlikely to spend less than $2k on name brand paint materials by itself without labor.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:45 PM   #35
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Thanks men
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:03 PM   #36
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Between the lack of drain holes in the floor immediately in front of the rumble seat bottom cushion and the water retention tendencies of the jute backing on the underside of the floor mat, heavy rust or rust through is common on '37-'39 cabriolets/convertibles even when the rest the body is in good shape as this one appears to be. I don't recall anyone making a reproduction of that unique section of the floor.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:12 PM   #37
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Looks like a $30K car to me.
I've had 3 of them.
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:56 AM   #38
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Going to pass on the car.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:11 AM   #39
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Going to pass on the car.

I hope a good restorer gets that one. It deserves to be restored to it's former glory. They are nicest looking of the Ford Cabriolets.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:31 AM   #40
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Depending on the price, i would just make it a driver. Plenty of high quality restored cars that can be bought for a fraction of the cost to restore one correctly.
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