Lot 2005
1942 Ford Super Deluxe Business Coupe
Lot Details & Additional Photographs

VIN: 77653

The Business Coupe was built for the traveling salesman. As there was no need for a back seat, the car was built with the doors the same size as the door of a 4-door sedan. Behind the seat is a concealed compartment that allowed for just enough room to place samples or a briefcase. The trunk was much larger so that the salesman could carry plenty of merchandise.

The subject of a restoration at some unknown time, with a 221 cubic inch Flathead Ford V8 engine and a three-speed manual column shifted transmission. Also sixteen-inch painted steel wheels, four-ply 6.00x16 "Ford" whitewall tires by Universal Tire Company. It retains the original 6 Volt positive ground electrical system.

Exterior paint in Moselle Maroon with slight metallic flake, and the steel wheels are painted a tan/slightly mauve color. Black welting is used at panel joints.
The interior in a tan/grey tweed, with velour and vinyl door cards. The dash is finished in a faux painted woodgrain in a light oak color. All of the original Bakelite interior pieces are present. A rubber mat covers the floor.

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This lot subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% buyer's premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions NCFL# 7452, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid. Additional taxes may be due upon registration, depending on your state of residence.

From the Collection of a Gentleman, Pinehurst, North Carolina.

The following condition report, while thorough, is not exhaustive as vintage cars have inherent wear and imperfections. We welcome personal inspections.

In very good running and driving condition; the car and paint is in very good condition, with few flaws; with new chrome front and rear bumpers, but all other trim and lights appear original; with Herculite rear glass, Ford rear quarter glasses, LOF drivers door glass and original vent window glass; the front windshield and passenger side glass is late model laminate; tag on engine indicates a factory rebuild at some point; chassis is very clean; clock does not operate; temp gauge operates but range is incorrect; blower motor does not engage from switch; battery is aged, but adequate; an electrical fuel pump was added to assist in starting; no other apparent concerns.