1941 Ford Business Coupe
1941 Ford Business Coupe
In mid-September 1940, Henry Ford -- in his last appearance at a new car introduction -- received 500 reporters to see the new 1941 Ford models. True to form, he said little, but the car said a lot about the company's willingness to go with the flow. The 1941s were the first of the "fat" Fords, with a clean contemporary look that was right in tune with the era. Further, Ford now even offered a flathead six, a clear concession to the competition.
For consignment a custom Ford Business Coupe. Rodded and upgraded, refreshed with new materials and designs, and an engine upgrade to make it loud and proud. An all steel car, all buttoned up and shaved for the aero look.
Bathed in Matisse Blue, we see straight slab steel panels, rounded front quarters, and a small running board connecting to a smaller rear fender. Rounded is the key word for the design of this car from the shaved front bumpers, to the shaved rear bumper with nothing but curvaceous curves. A tall knobbed front hood, floats above the vertical V curved main grille, and dual side grilles flanking it. Headlights are now embedded into the front fenders and some chromed bullet style turn signals are perched on top just above the headlights. On the rear are a single vertical rectangular taillight on either side of a rounded trunk which is very spacious. Round side windows and a rear round window are noted cut onto the body. 15-inch American Racing Chrome Nuggets are the wheels, and these are wrapped in clean rubber radials.
A swing of the large doors and we can shake hands with a large white vinyl panel for the door complete with lightning bolt logo in corresponding blue.n The window sills are blue painted metal. Looking towards the seats, we note white Naugahyde bolsters and blue tweed inserts. There is a framing of blue piping which adds a nice contrast to the white Naugahyde. Blue carpet covers a storage area behind the front seats, and a white Naugahyde back panel with a blue FORD stitched badge can be seen along with dual rear speakers. Towards the dash we scan a new metal body matching blue steel dash, complete with white faced Dauphin gauges with chromed bezels, and also attached to the far drivers left is a VDO large tachometer. White headliner is nice and tight, and front carpet is also blue and pristine. A white pinstripe flourish is seen on the dash, and a B&M shifter is in the center of the blue sea.
Inside the small engine bay is a clean and blinged out 350ci V8 with an Edelbrock Performer intake and Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission is on back and this pushes power to a Ford 8.8-inch 3.73 Trac Loc rear axle. All is looking good under the hood as to no corrosion and nice braided stainless hoses in lieu of rubber.
All clean and rust free save for some surface rust on the running board rockers. Floor pans and frame are excellent as are toe kicks and inner fenders. Mustang II front suspension and a leaf spring rear suspension are seen, as are disc brakes upfront and drum brakes on back. A clean and rust free Flowmaster exhaust snakes its way from the engine to the rear and peeks out the underside on the rear with chromed tips.
A quick fire up and I was off to the test track where this car performed flawlessly. Plenty of power, seats were comfortable, and nice storage space if i needed it. This car corners well and comes to a quick stop. Steering is not power, but steers easily even in tight slow-moving spaces. All controls and radio were in working order, and stereo pumps out some volume in the back.
Here we have a custom car, rodded with a 350ci engine, with added bling, eye candy interior and solid steel Matisse Blue exterior in beautifully sculpted round form. Even the glass is round, and all is well with this Business Coupe from 1941…but rodded!
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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