1941 Ford Deluxe In mid-September 1940, Henry Ford -- in his last appearance at a new car introduction -- received 500 reporters to see the new 1941 Ford models. True to form, he said little, but the car said a lot about the company\'s willingness to go with the flow. The 1941s were the first of the fat Fords, with a clean contemporary look that was right in tune with the era. Further, Ford now even offered a flathead six, a clear concession to the competition. For consignment, a custom Ford Deluxe. Heavily modded and upgraded, refreshed with new materials and designs, and an engine upgrade, (357ci V8), to make it loud and proud and slightly akin to the 1998 Hot Wheels Tail Dragger release. An all-steel car, all buttoned up and shaved a touch for the aero look. A phat fat tail draggin Ford if you will. Exterior Bathed in the deep end of the pool black paint, we see straight slab steel panels, rounded front quarters, and a small body bump out connecting to a smaller fender skirted rear fender. Rounded is the key word for the design of this car, but let\'s not forget smooth also. From the front bumper to the rear bumper, we note nothing else but curvaceous curves. These bumpers are hung tight to the body and wrap around the bulbous front fenders like a child hugging their favorite stuffed toy. The tall knobbed front hood floats above the vertical V curved grille, and dual side grilles flanking it. While the original grille openings have been retained, they are now filled with a stainless wire mesh that is also replicated in the small oval front bumper opening. The headlights are frenched into the front fenders and some bullet style turn signals under the lights are next to the grilles and have also received the frenching treatment. On the rear are simple circular flush mount taillights and flank the smoothed round trunk which is very spacious and also restored in a lovely red and black leather. Rounded corner side windows and a rear oval window are noted to be cut onto the body. The top has been slightly chopped and all traces of brightwork have been removed from around the glass, this includes the split windshield which is now a simple swept back V pane of glass. Chrome spotlights at the base of the A-pillars highlight the low and flowing roof life and pair nicely with the thin trim spear that runs along the body belt line from mid hood to the swoop down of the rear quarter panel. 15-inch red painted steel wheels are on all 4 corners along with tri-bar spinner style wheel covers. These are wrapped by 20/70R15\'s in front, and larger 255/70R15\'s on back all in wide whitewall format. Interior A swing of the large shaved handle suicide hinged doors and we can shake hands with smooth red leather which highlights the black tuck and roll chrome trimmed leather insert. These panels present as nearly new with bright and shiny chrome for the handles and cranks and overstuffed black leather armrests are on to keep you feelin\' just right. The sills mimic small running boards and are finished in low pile red carpet. Looking towards the seats, we see low back bucket styling with smooth red overstuffed bolsters and clean tuck and roll pleated black leather inserts. More low pile red carpeting covers the floors neatly and in the center is a glossy black console with padded armrest topper, cup holders, the suspension air ride control module and the 8-ball topped short arm shifter. This console flows up to meet the bottom center of the dash where a JVC AM/FM/CD player resides just below the control panel for the Vintage Air heat and AC knobs. A tilt steering column in black is topped with a smaller version of the factory 2 spoke steering wheel and is fronting a black painted steel dash that has 2 larger centrally located red face Classic Instruments gauges and are surrounded by smaller gauges of the same ilk. These chrome bezel beauties safely reside under the black steel eyebrow of the dash. Moving in front
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