1941 Ford Deluxe news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 18599527
|Sold for $74,250 at 2006 RM Auctions.|
Railroads were spreading across the country and resort and hotels needed a means for transporting the passengers and their luggage to and from the Railroad depot hacks. The 'depot hack' was the solution. The original depot hacks were horse-drawn wagons with seating to carry the passengers and a canvas covering to protect them from the elements. The wagons were later replaced with automobiles. Their body designs were often referred to as Express Wagons, Wagonette, Depot Wagon and Depot Hacks. The design with opposed seating depot hacks were dubbed 'Jitneys'.
As the automobile began to evolve, so did the hacks. Due to limited horsepower in the early 1900's, the vehicles could only carry a small amount of weight. Some times, it was more practical to use the horse-drawn carriage. To help in the reduction of automobile weight, the designs were simple, often void of features that provided comfort. As automobile production progressed, so did the capabilities and possibilities for the hacks. Features were added that focused on safety and comfort. The quality and craftsmanship improved.
Auto manufacturers offered these depot hacks and station wagons as special orders. Independent body builders were then contracted to manufacturer and assembly the items. One such builder was the Hercules Mfg. Company of Evansville, IN. Many times, the bodies were manufactured in 'knock-down' form and later assembled at the automobile dealer location. The alternative was to have the manufacturer ship the chassis and the body builder would then assemble the vehicle 'in-house'.
The bodies were comprised of wood usually ash, maple or oak. The popular choice for panels and trim consisted of cherry, birch, basswood, and/or mahogany.
Up to the late 1920's, wood bodied vehicles were mostly used for work vehicles such as trucks. Body construction was typically square and provided adequate space for most purposes. They were built for function rather than comfort. By the 1930's, the Woodie became a status symbol. The designs and craftsmanship excelled at a whole new level. Most of the woodie bodies were applied to wagons though some were placed on sedans and convertibles such as the Sportsman and Town and Country.
The 1941 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon Woody show was offered for sale at the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, Ca. It was expected to sell between $75,000-$100,000. The woodwork had been replaced around 1995 and is said to be rust free and in excellent running condition. At auction the lot was sold for $74,250.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2008
Chassis Num: 186594360
|Sold for $74,250 at 2008 Gooding & Company.|
Sold for $55,000 at 2013 Gooding & Company.
In 2008, this Ford DeLuxe Woodie Wagon was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, California. It was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $145,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for $74,250, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2009
The 1940s Ford models were available in a variety of bodystyles, including the Tudor and Fordor, coupes, sedans, wagons, and convertibles.
As beautiful as the 1940 Fords were, for 1941 there was a redesign. There was a new exterior design and the chassis received attention, starting with a longer (114-inch) wheelbase.
The Super Deluxe Fords, such as this coupe, could be spotted by the chrome grille sections and running board trim. Later in the production year, Ford added bright work to the front and the rear fenders, also on this coupe.
This car was completely restored by its current owner, with the exception of the chrome and upholstery, a significant achievement since it has received high honors at national Early Ford V-8 Club events.
This DeLuxe coupe is equipped with auxiliary seats. Power is from Ford's flathead V-8, which is rated at 90 horsepower.
This coupe was found in the California desert. The current owner did all restoration work over a five-year period with the exception of chrome, paint and machine shop work.
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