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Ford Deluxe 1937-41
The Ford V8 was a huge engineering effort by competing teams within Ford and several different designs. The engine was finally announced in Spring 1932 in a debored 3.6-litre flathead V8, with a 2.2-litre version also developed and launched later. Ford's new Model B was launched in mid 1932 retaining the 3.3-litre 4-cylinder engine of the Model A, or as the Model 18 (later Ford V8) with the V8 engine. By 1934 the Ford V8 (model 40) had an aluminium head and higher compression for the 3,622cc Flathead V8. The car was restyled by Eugene 'Bob' Gregorie in the style of his own European Ford Model Y. For 1935 the Ford V8 evolved into the Model 48, restyled by Phil Wright at Briggs Manufacturing and and then the front was reworked for 1936 by Holden Bob Koto. This became the British Ford Model 60, then model 68 and finally the E71A Ford Pilot. For 1937 Ford V8s were given faired-in headlamps and v-shaped grille, but Standard bodies all had a little 'bustle' boot, whereas Deluxe had a Torpedo tail. There were two 1937 models, the smaller 2.2-litre V8 (Model 74) was offered as an option on the Standard (not the Deluxe) replacing the old 4-cylinder engine and the 85bhp 3.6-litre Model 78. A lower more rounded front and heart-shaped grille was given for 1938 Model 81A Deluxe. The lower priced 60hp Model 82A Standard had to be content with a reworked version of the previous 85bhp bodywork - a trend that continued for 'Standards' over the next few years. The Model 91A Deluxe Ford got a lower grille with vertical slats for 1939 whilst the Model 922A retained a taller grille with horizontal bars. For 1940 the Model 01A Deluxe had a wider 3-panel grille whereas the Model 022A Standard was given the Deluxe grille from 1939. The small V8 was dropped at the end of 1940 and a new straight-6 was offered for the 1941 model year.
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Ford Model 48 1936 5-window Coupe - ornament on grille
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Ford Deluxe 1938 - badge on bonnet. In 1937 Ford wanted to elevate the 'Deluxe' model towards Lincoln, separating it from the 'Standard' model which was sometimes only given the restyle from the previous year Deluxe. In 1939 Ford created the 'Mercury' brand and gave the 'Standard' model a six cylinder engine in place of the unloved small V8.
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Ford Deluxe 1940 - bonnet badge
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Ford Deluxe 1940 Station Wagon - badges on bonnet side
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Ford Deluxe 1940 Station Wagon. The low v-shaped grille with horizontal bars differentiate the 1940 Ford Deluxe V8 from the 1939 model which had vertical bars. The 1940 model also has grille panels infilling between the grille and the wings (fenders)
ab_Ford V8 1936 5-window Coupe grille
Ford V8 1936 5-window Coupe. Holden Bob Koto restyled the front of the 1935 Model 48 Ford V8 (styled by Phil Wright)
ac_Ford Model 02A 1940 V8 Standard Tudor  head
Ford Model 02A 1940 V8 Standard Tudor. Bob Gregorie reworked the front of the 1940 Fords, with sealed beam headlamps and revised grille. The 'Standard' models now had simpler grilles and unchromed trim (customised to chrome here), whereas as the Model 01A Deluxe models had side grilles and chromed trim. The 'Standard' was now offered with the 3,622cc V8 as an option to replace the 60bhp 2,229cc V8
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Ford Model 91A V8 Deluxe 1939 Fordor. The venerable 3,622cc V8 continued now in 90bhp format, although there was also a Model 922A 'Standard' Ford V8 with 60bhp V8
Ford Model 01A Deluxe 1940 Station Wagon front
Ford Deluxe 1940 Station Wagon. In 1938 Ford USA tried to create an upmarket brand 'Deluxe Ford', this is an example of the 1940 Deluxe Ford V8 with 4-door Station Wagon body 'Woody' Britain produced a similar range of V8 cars but based more on the standard Ford V8 cars.
Ford Model 01A Deluxe 1940 Station Wagon rear
Ford Deluxe 1940 Station Wagon. It is easy to see why Station Wagons (an American term for 'Estate Cars') were called 'Woodies'. Unlike other manufacturers, Ford built its own Station Wagons, and in 1937 opened a special plant at Iron Mountain for these Woodies.
Ford Model 02A 1940 V8 Standard Tudor  front
Ford Model 02A V8 Standard Tudor 1940. Bob Gregorie a reworked the front of the 1940 Fords, with sealed beam headlamps and revised grille. The 'Standard' models now had simpler grilles and unchromed trim (customised to chrome here). The practice now was to give the 'Standard' models the fronts given the previous year to the Deluxe models, but with trim changes.
Ford Model 48 1936 5-window Coupe front
Ford V8 1936 5-window Coupe. Holden 'Bob' koto restyled the front of the 1935 Model 48 Ford V8 (styled by Phil Wright)
Ford Model 48 1936 5-window Coupe rear
Ford Model 48 1936 5-window Coupe. The 5-window coupe has a single pane rear window, twin front screens and the window in the door plus the little side window in the c-pillar. There was also a 3-window coupe which had a longer door and no window in the c-pillar.
Ford Model 81A 1938 Deluxe SW front
Ford Model 81A 1938 Deluxe SW. Powered by the 85bhp 3,622cc Flathead V8 engine. The 'heart-shaped' grille was new for 1938 (by Bob Gregorie) but was only given to the Deluxe models, as from this year the Standard models were differentiated from the Deluxe.
Ford Model 91A V8 Deluxe 1939 Fordor front
Ford Model 91A V8 Deluxe 1939 Fordor. The venerable 3,622cc V8 continued now in 90bhp format, although there was also a Model 922A 'Standard' Ford V8 with 60bhp V8
Ford Model 91A V8 Deluxe 1939 Fordor rear
Ford Model 91A V8 Deluxe 1939 Fordor. Deluxe bodies were given a Torpedo tail for the sedans, whereas Standards cars had a shorter 'bustle' back design.
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Ford Deluxe 1940 - headlamp. These headlamps were the new sealed beam units in 1940, replacing fairer lamps that were used in 1937, 38 and 39.
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Ford Model 02A 1940 V8 Standard Tudor. The 'Standard' 1940 Ford was simple, and usually came with a 2.2-litre 60hp V8, but also with the optional 85 bhp 3.6-litre V8. The 'Tudor' (2-door) body was now only offered on the Standard models. Wheels on this car are non standard, as is the lowered suspension.
s_Ford Model 81A 1938 Deluxe SW side
Ford Model 81A 1938 Deluxe SW. 6,944 Station Wagons were built on the 1938 Ford V8, and these were only available as 'Deluxe' specification and for the first time were sold as cars rather than commercials.
s_Ford Model 91A V8 Deluxe 1939 Fordor Sedan side
Ford Deluxe 1938. This Fordor body shows the fashionable 'Torpedo' shape that Ford adopted for both the 2-door and 4-door Sedans. Ford intended the 'Deluxe' range to be higher-priced than standard Fords and less expensive than Lincoln. The body was designed for the 1937 model year by Alex Tremulis, Bob Koto, and Phil Wright under John Tjaarda at Briggs Manufacturing because Ford did not yet have its own styling office.
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Ford Deluxe 1940 Station Wagon. Sometimes called a 'Shooting Brake' this American Ford V8 Estate is similar to cars built on the British-built Ford V8 and Ford V8 Pilot
t_Ford Model 48 1936 5-window Coupe tail
Ford Model 48 1936 5-window Coupe.
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Ford Deluxe 1940 - rear wheel
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