Up for sale is an all Henry Ford steel 1939 Ford Convertible Coupe. This car is truly exceptional in every way and is probably the finest 1939 convertible street rod in the country. The extraordinary workmanship by the expert craftsmen involved in this build is evident in each and every detail. It is no expense spared ground up build of one of the rarest and most elegant body styles in Ford's history. I have always loved fat fendered Ford street rods, especially model year 1939. had owned 1940 Coupe for many years and it was beautiful car but very common. At every big street rod event there were many of them. started to think about what kind of car wanted to build next and became obsessed with the looks and and style of the 1939, especially the Convertible Coupe. The many one year only features of this model really set this car apart from the rest. This was the last year for the floor shifter and rumble seat. In 1940 Ford went to the column shift and small interior back seat. It completely changed the exterior lines on the convertible. The banjo steering wheel and 39 taillights are one year only and favorite among hot rod builders. The grill, gauges and interior of the 39 are classic. made my mind up had to build one and it had to be the convertible coupe. The only problem was finding car to start with. Not an easy task. Many months later was at big event and saw finished 39 convertible for sale. It was new build and at first glance looked really nice. After looking at it very carefully could see the quality was pretty good but corners had been cut to save money. As had built many high end hot rods over the years could plainly see would not ever be satisfied with this car. passed on it and continued looking for car. Nearly year later found 39 convertible that had been very mildly customized years ago but the important thing was all the one year only parts were there and unaltered. bought the car. At that point called Roy at Roy Brizio Street Rods in South San Francisco. had the car shipped to his shop and we started to discuss the theme and details of what wanted to create. Unlike many of the 32's have built this cars theme was easy. The original styling and details on 39 were already perfect so it was decided we would keep it completely stock looking but install modern drivetrain. We removed the body from the original chassis and took the car apart piece by piece being very careful not to damage the one year only trim strips. We had the body stripped to bare steel and at that point realized in order to build perfect black car body repairs were necessary. While the body work was being completed Roy's expert staff began building one of their legendary drive anywhere trouble free chassis. nine inch rear end with coilovers and an independent front suspension was employed. Disc brakes were used for all four corners. decided on 700r4 automatic transmission for easy cruising. While all of that work was being done called master engine builder Ray Zeller in Los Angeles. He had built many motors for me over the years including 392 Hemi and Nailhead Buick. His work is always excellent. This time we decided on stroker 383 Chevy with hot but very civilized cam and single Holley 4bbl carburetor for dependability. All of the original parts including dash, gauges, knobs, steering wheel, door handles, deck lid handle, grill, top irons and all dash and body trim parts were fully restored to new condition. The speedometer and all gauges were completely rebuilt to work like new. The body was then sent out for paint and done in a beautiful black. After about year and half everything was ready for final assembly. The chassis was beautiful and highly detailed. All parts were completed and looked like new. The motor had been shipped up to Roy's shop and was detailed and painted to match the car. After the car was assembled we sent it to Sid Chavers for the interior work. Sid is very well known in the industry and his work is second to none. We settled on supple red leather traditional style interior. We also installed power seat kit for perfect comfort regardless of your height. Although the car had rumble seat originally decided to remove it and had Sid turn it into trunk. From the exterior the car looks stock and the deck lid handle opens the deck lid in the original way but you get beautifully finished german square weave and leather trimmed trunk to match the interior. Sid also did the black canvas convertible folding top. This was extremely difficult and labor intensive on 39. radio and cd player were installed in hidden panel behind the drivers seat as well. The finished car is truly stunning. From the perfect black paint to the perfectly stitched red interior this 39 convertible is drop dead gorgeous. The car drives beautifully whether on the freeway or in the city. We calibrated the shift points in the transmission to take advantage of the torque curve in the motor so shifting is smooth as silk and power is optimized. As is with all Roy Brizio ground up builds the quality and dependability is second to none. This car was over 300k to build. This is rare opportunity to purchase one of Ford's most beautiful offerings for fraction of the build cost. I am not interested in trades. All questions will be answered promptly. Please respond only if you are prepared to complete the transaction. Many more pictures are available on Roy Brizio's site if you are interested. These include photo history of the build as well as the finished car. Thanks for looking.
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