This 1939 Ford Deluxe Convertible Restomod is a Highly Drivable Street Rod with Classic Curb Appeal

There are a thousand types of classic cars built for a thousand kinds of automotive tastes, but one of the most popular in recent years has been the "Restomod." The word, a conflation of "restoration" and "modified," nicely sums up the idea - taking a vintage classic car of some kind, and restoring it in a modern, modified way to make it better than the original.

In the case of this Ford, the idea was to take a classic 30s vehicle and make it a quick, comfortable driver. A custom frame with modern suspension gives the car a ride and roadholding like no '39 Ford ever had, and powerful 4-wheel disc brakes make it stop a lot faster than it ever did when new. A potent crate motor provides both useful torque and horsepower far exceeding original, while delivering reliability needed for daily driving.

Conveniences like power steering, power brakes, tilt wheel, air conditioning, power seats and other bits and pieces update the look and feel of the car, and give it a tremendous drivability. While an original '39 Ford would be an uncomfortable car on a long trip, this restomod version can eat up highway like a modern car - which is entirely the point. Long story short, these cars are made so the owners can have their cake and eat it, too - all of the looks and style of an 80 year old car, but the comfort and roadworthiness of a modern vehicle. No wonder these cars exploded in popularity.

This is an in-depth review of a 1939 Ford Deluxe Convertible Coupe Restomod. Review and test drive by Bill of Curious Cars, and vehicle supplied by Autohaus of Naples. It can be viewed at, or by phone at (239) 263-8500
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