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Lot 644
1939 Ford DeLuxe Station Wagon


Selling on Saturday Evening

From The Tom Sharp Collection

CHASSIS NO: 4998530

• Prestigious Dearborn Award winner
• Expertly restored and judged 996 points out of 1,000
• Ready to tour, show or simply enjoy
• First year for four-wheel hydraulic brakes

239 cid V-8 engine, 85 HP, three-speed manual transmission, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, solid front axle with transverse leaf springs, 3/4 floating rear axle with transverse leaf springs; wheelbase: 112”

Designated as a commercial model since 1930, the Ford Motor Company decided to take the Station Wagon down a more lucrative path in 1938 and turn it into a passenger car. Offering a Standard and DeLuxe model, it would only last for two years before it was changed again in 1940. For the 1939 DeLuxe Station Wagon, consumers saw a whole new set of optional features that appealed to the high society. Backed by Edsel Ford and his love for pointy shapes, much like his Lincoln Zephyr, it was appropriately styled for all settings of life. The ’39 DeLuxe featured a prettier, more streamlined “cut through water” front end, yet was still built to conform with Ford’s strict standards of reliability and long life. With the capability to be quickly converted into a utility hauling unit by removing the rear and center seats, the DeLuxe proved to be the ultimate luxury station wagon of its time.

This beautiful 1939 Ford DeLuxe Station Wagon was thoroughly restored in 2005, beginning with the Kline Brothers from Erie, Pennsylvania handling the original wood removal, repairs and replacement where necessary. Their expertise is evident in the tight joints, factory-style appearance and immaculate fit both inside and out. Veley’s Restoration from Boring, Washington handled the final fit and finish after respraying the factory-correct Jefferson Blue paint. With perfect door fit, clean clear windows, and all-new rubber components, it’s likely far cleaner and straighter than the day it left the factory. Add in the thoroughly restored grille and chrome, and this DeLuxe Station Wagon is simply stunning from all angles. Engine restoration was completed by Troy Green of Puyallup, Washington, and obviously done to a very high standard. It’s beautiful and highly accurate under the hood, and the V-8 roars to life easily and idles quietly. These are very practical vehicles, with room for seven or room for all your surf or camping gear. With the desirable Columbia overdrive transmission, they are capable highway cruisers, and this fine example sports the factory Ford fog lights, factory radio and heater, and the desirable spider wheels. Finishing off the restoration is an all-new three-seat leather interior, with expertly finished hardwood ceiling and door panels. All of the floor mats are new, and the woodgrain dash and all the components are likewise correct and clean. Even the three-spoke DeLuxe banjo steering wheel has been expertly restored. From top to bottom, this is a high quality presentation of a classic woodie wagon, and everything has been handled during restoration, so all the new owner has to do is turn the key and enjoy the ride and accolades that are sure to follow.

There are few classic vehicles that receive the attention and accolades of a well-restored woodie, and ownership will allow you to enter nearly any car show, concours or club tour you choose. The Early Ford V-8 Club agrees, judging this car at 996 points out of 1,000 possible, and presenting the owner with the Dearborn Award in 2006 in Tacoma, Washington. A southern California car from new, this immaculate DeLuxe Station Wagon is an elegant vehicle for seven passengers, making any chance to cruise an absolute pleasure.

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