Who doesn’t love a little patina? Certainly it’s not for every car, and maybe not for everyone, but it certainly has its place in the automotive realm. This original 1941 Ford Super Deluxe isn’t rich with beautiful shiny paint and a full restoration. Instead it is rich in originality and history. Although sporting an as found historic look, this Ford is a runner driver and is ready to cruise to your local car event. The bidding on this Ford is up to $8,600 and the reserve has yet to be met. Find it here on eBay out of Frazier Park, California.
Even though the exterior has patina, the engine bay is a much different story. The bay looks to have been painted black to “freshen” it up, and the engine and its components look clean and fresh. The flathead V8 is claimed to “run like a mouse with slippers.” The engine and driveline appear to be all in good working order making for a great cruiser.
The interior looks surprisingly nice in this old Ford looking to be mostly original. There is certainly a bit of fading and a few blemishes, but it really looks to be a comfortable view from the cockpit of this Super Deluxe. The dash board even sports a bit of surface rust, but it looks wonderful in untouched condition, maintaining the originality. The exterior obviously has some surface rust, but the seller has noted there is not rot, or holes in this Ford. It appears there may be a few small dents here and there, but nothing serious enough to create a crease. The trim appears all present and shiny, and the bumpers don’t look to shabby either.
We know patina isn’t for everyone and there is certainly a line between patina and a rusty heap. Although, we rather enjoy original type vehicles such as this with what is a manageable level of patina. The original paint is clearly present and the interior is pleasant, where you could actually convince anyone to ride in this car without fear of tetanus, or other hazards. Would you drive this patina cruiser? What we are really wondering is what this 1941 Ford Super Deluxe will close for? What do you think would be a fair price for this Ford?