Last of Ford Phaetons

February 23rd, 2011

1939 Ford Phaeton © 2011

Once a year the Helena, Butte and Bozeman chapters of the Pioneer Antique and Classic car club of Montana meet and when the owner of this beautiful Phaeton drove this car to a meeting several years ago, I just had to have a picture of it. With only 45,000 miles on it, it was in great condition. It is among the last of it’s breed in that 1939 was the last year Ford produced a 4 door ragtop. Total production was only 3561 units. Compared to a deluxe tudor with total production of 144,333, it’s not hard to see why Ford decided building them in the future would not be worthwhile.