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The 1939 Fords were once again divided into the Deluxe and the slightly cheaper Standard models. The Ford body styles (Deluxe and Standard) equipped with their 85 horsepower engines were designated as a Model 91A.

The Model 922A consisted of four Standard body styles equipped with a 60 horsepower engine.

The 1939 Fords were introduced on November 4, 1938 and production included 532,152 units. In 1939 The Ford Motor Company adopted Lockheed style hydraulic brakes on their automobiles for the first time. Prior to 1939 Henry Ford believed that hydraulic brakes were unsafe.

1939 Ford Convertible Coupe
1939 Ford Convertible Coupe - Deluxe

1938 Ford Deluxe body styles sported a new grille in the form of a "V" with bright vertical bars. In the side hood area were two bright horizontal bars and headlights mounted inboard of the fenders. Except for the grille The 1939 Ford Deluxe Convertible Coupe body style was similar to the 1938 Ford.

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1939 Ford Coupe - Standard

1939 Ford Standard body styles had a mild facelift with changes also confined to the grille. Standards were not equipped with a banjo steering wheel, glove box lock or clock found on 38 Deluxe body styles. Ford customers could choose either a 60 horsepower engine or Fords elite 90 horsepower engine on the $640.00 Standard body styles. A 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe was also built and it's cost was $700.00.

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1939 Ford Tudor Sedan - Deluxe

Fords best selling automobiles for 1939 was the Tudor and Fordor Sedans. 124,866 Standard and 144,333 Deluxe Sedans were built by Ford ranging in price from $680.00 to $745.00. Sedan options included bumper guards, radio, heater, clock, side view mirrors, deluxe hub caps and 16 inch white side wall tires.

1939 Ford Convertible Sedan
1939 Ford Convertible Sedan - Deluxe

The Ford Motor Co. built two convertibles in 1939. The 1939 Ford Convertible Sedan Deluxe shown above cost $920.00. The 1939 Ford Convertible Coupe Deluxe cost $790.00. Other popular Ford automobiles included the Standard and Deluxe 4 door 5 passenger Station Wagons.

1939 Ford Fordor Sedan
1939 Ford Fordor Sedan - Deluxe

Fords largest engine was a 90 horsepower V8 with 221 cubic inch displacement, a bore of 3 1/16 inches, a stroke of stroke, cast iron block and 3 main bearings. 90 horsepower engines were used on the Model 91A. Fords smaller 60 horsepower engine had a displacement of 136 cubic inches, a bore of 2 3/5 inches and a stroke of 3 1/5 inches. They were used on the Ford Model 922A. Both engines were fitted with Stromberg carburetors. All 39 Fords used a sliding gear three speed transmission, single dry plate clutch, shaft drive, 3/4 inch floating gear axle with a 4.33:1 ratio. The 1940 Ford Deluxe Model 01A and Standard Model 02A cars and trucks followed the 1939 Fords.

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