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Rich With Patina: 1941 Ford Super Deluxe

1941 Ford Super Deluxe

Who doesn’t love a little patina? Certainly it’s not for every car, and maybe not for everyone, but it certainly has its place in the automotive realm. This original 1941 Ford Super Deluxe isn’t rich with beautiful shiny paint and a full restoration. Instead it is rich in originality and history. Although sporting an as found historic look, this Ford is a runner driver and is ready to cruise to your local car event. The bidding on this Ford is up to $8,600 and the reserve has yet to be met. Find it here on eBay out of Frazier Park, California.

1941 Ford Super Engine

Even though the exterior has patina, the engine bay is a much different story. The bay looks to have been painted black to “freshen” it up, and the engine and its components look clean and fresh. The flathead V8 is claimed to “run like a mouse with slippers.” The engine and driveline appear to be all in good working order making for a great cruiser.

1941 Ford Super Deluxe Interior

The interior looks surprisingly nice in this old Ford looking to be mostly original. There is certainly a bit of fading and a few blemishes, but it really looks to be a comfortable view from the cockpit of this Super Deluxe. The dash board even sports a bit of surface rust, but it looks wonderful in untouched condition, maintaining the originality. The exterior obviously has some surface rust, but the seller has noted there is not rot, or holes in this Ford. It appears there may be a few small dents here and there, but nothing serious enough to create a crease. The trim appears all present and shiny, and the bumpers don’t look to shabby either.

1941 Ford Coupe

We know patina isn’t for everyone and there is certainly a line between patina and a rusty heap. Although, we rather enjoy original type vehicles such as this with what is a manageable level of patina. The original paint is clearly present and the interior is pleasant, where you could actually convince anyone to ride in this car without fear of tetanus, or other hazards. Would you drive this patina cruiser? What we are really wondering is what this 1941 Ford Super Deluxe will close for? What do you think would be a fair price for this Ford?


  1. Kevin Burke

    I can’t get enough of cars from the 40s.

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  2. Daren

    Sure wish I was looking at this out my office window as my ride home…

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  3. Fred W.

    I bought a Super Deluxe ’41 Tudor sedan as a teenager in 1976. Paid $950 for a restored specimen with flathead V-8 and plush, original style redone interior. Paint and body were a bit amateur but looked incredible from 10 feet. I drove the car a couple of months, then one day it vapor locked in the middle of a busy intersection. Being a kid I decided I needed a more reliable street rod, so I convinced Dad ( an engineer at a paper mill with a complete machine shop at home) to build me one. A neighbor kid happened to wreck his loaded ’69 Torino fastback with 351 Windsor. I secured it for a couple hundred and after separating the ’41 body and frame Dad proceeded to retrofit the PS,PB, AC, engine and FMX trans to the old car with me doing the grunt work. No mods were made to the exterior other than period slotted mags and white letter tires. The interior was stock except for the Torino steering column and underdash A/C condensor, probably pulled from a junkyard Falcon. I then drove that car as a daily driver for about 5 years. During my one year stint as a realtor, even had magnetic Century 21 signs on the sides (if you can imagine that!) Not owning a garage and having to park it under a shed with the rear end somewhat exposed, I observed that part of the car slowly deteriorating. I decided to pass it on to someone that could take better care of it than me, and got something like $2000 for it in 1981, just after an article about me and the car was published in Street Rodder magazine.

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  4. Fred W.

    2nd try at posting a photo…

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  5. Fred W.

    3rd and final try, from a different computer…

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  6. Brad

    “…there is certainly a line between patina and a rusty heap.”

    And this comes nowhere close to that line. It’s wonderful – only a few weekend nights left to go get ice cream in this, and count the smiles of passers-by.

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    • Brian Staff

      I couldn’t agree with you more Brad. I would love to go for a ice cream cruise in this old Ford.

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    • Yellowjax Member

      OMG…. How could going for ice cream get a thumbs down?

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  7. KO

    I heart this.

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  8. David Wilk Member

    Love this car, what a great find. This would be a fun daily driver for sure. If you like this car, you should follow the link to the eBay auction – the photo that includes a yellow Ford body with tree growing out of the engine compartment is really fun.

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    • Brian Staff

      Yes! We also really enjoyed that photo as well. Too bad it isn’t a two for one. The yellow car would be a cool lawn ornament if you could convince your neighbors and your spouse.

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  9. geomechs geomechs Member

    Sorry, they get this far and this becomes FeO2 Ferric Oxide–RUST. That’s my opinion and others might agree while others want to bring out the tar and feathers. Nice car and if you want to keep it that way, go right ahead. However if that’s your choice, use WD40 to clean it up and preserve it, do NOT use clearcoat….

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    • Horse Radish

      Why not clearcoat ?
      It wouldn’t stick ?
      I was thinking of trying urethane (clear, as in for wood) ?

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  10. Thomas Allen

    The forties and prior years are not freeway flyers. They make great around town weekenders. But in todays world were lucky if we have a garage and most cities won’t let you park on the street. I’m in my seventies and all five of my cars are from the sixties. They all handle the interstate. I don’t think your car could handle a 65 – 75 mph for 400 miles at a time .

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  11. Mark

    This is my 41 Ford Deluxe all original flathead v8 , rust free survivor ! It’s a great cruiser and turns lots of heads !


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  12. Bruce Joslen

    In regard to patina preservation, we run a ’30 A coupe and wipe over the exposed areas every couple of years with ‘fishoilene’ on a rag. has worked well for years. Comments would run approx. 60% leave it as is and 40% when are you going to paint it ?

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    • Brian Staff

      Nice looking A you’ve got their Bruce! Patina is a fine line for many, but you can never beat originality. The people who built and handled that car and the stories it can tell from its past. Beautiful.

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