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The 1942 Ford was introduced September 12, 1941. On December 7, 1941 Japan attacked the United States and we entered World War II. The model year was cut short as Ford factories were retooled to support the war effort. After weeks of increasing government restrictions on materials usage civilian automobile production ended on February 10, 1942.

1941 Ford production was 600,814. 1942 Ford production was only 160,211 due to the war efforts. Ford models included - 6 different Super Deluxe, 5 different Deluxe and 3 different Special. 42 Fords were 1 inch lower that 1941 Ford

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1942 Ford Super Deluxe Advertisement

The 1942 Fords had a new grille that featured a very narrow center section and side grilles much larger and squared off. A Super Deluxe grille had its bright work accented by blue painted groves. Unique to the Deluxe models was its center grille panel with Deluxe spelled out vertically in bright letters on a blue background.

1942 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe
1942 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe

The 1942 Ford Super Deluxe featured its script located under the drive side head light. Other Super Deluxe features included front and rear bumper with ridges along their upper surface, chrome tail lights, chrome trim around the front and rear glass, the 16 inch rims were painted to match body color plus chrome trim rings and hub caps. Interior features included a electric clocks, crank operated vent windows, full circle horn ring, instrument panel finished in Sequoia grain. The Super Deluxe line up included a Convertible, Coupe, Coupe Sedan, Tudor, Fordor and a beautiful Woodie Station Wagon

1942 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan
1942 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan

1942 Ford Deluxe features included bumpers used on the 1941 Ford Super Deluxe Models and grille frames that were painted body colors. Wheel colors were painted body colors. Deluxe instrument panels had a Crackle Mahogany grain finish. The Deluxe line up included a 3 passenger Coupe, 5 passenger Coupe Sedan, 6 passenger Tudor, 6 passenger Fordor and a 6 passenger Station Wagon.

1942 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon
1942 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon

Technical features of the 1942 Ford line up included 221 cubic inch 96 horsepower V-8 engine, 225 cubic inch 90 horsepower 6 cylinder, 114 inch wheelbase, sliding gear 3 speed transmission, shaft drive, 3/4 inch floating axle, hydraulic brakes and 16 inch wheels and tires. Special options are fender skirts, bumper guards, locking gas cap, radio foot control and an oil filter. The Ford Motor Co. did not build any automobiles during 1943, 1944 and 1945. The 1946 Ford Super Deluxe and Deluxe cars and trucks followed the 1942 Fords.

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