My Baby

June 26th, 2011

1939 Ford Deluxe 2 Door Sedan©

Owner: Peg Barnekoff
Favorite Car; 1939 Ford Deluxe 2 Door Sedan
Purchased: 1989 in Portland, Oregon
WHY I’M CRAZY ABOUT IT!! The styling, reliability, the smile on the grille, and the feeling of living in a past era.
The car has 64,000 miles on it and runs as good today as it did 72 years ago. The engine has been overhauled, the brakes rebuilt, and repainted the original Gull Gray color. It attracts many admirers wherever it is taken and it is driven!! [26,000 miles since 1989]!
Options include white sidewall tires, wheel trim rings, fender skirts, fog lights, defroster fan, outside rear view mirror and dual exhausts. 1939 was the first year Ford began using hydraulic brakes and the last year for floor shift transmissions. The engine is an 85 horsepower flat head V/8.
MY OTHER CARS: I am a Ford lady!! All my cars are Fords!! They include a 1941 Super Deluxe 2 Door Sedan, a 1955 Fairlane 4 Door Town Sedan, and a 1929 Model A 2 Door sedan.
I love them all, but my baby is the ’39.
I am a member of the Capital Carriages Car Club in Helena, MT. and have been for over 20 years. I thoroughly enjoy the company of my fellow members and also members of our umbrella club-The Montana Antique and Classic Auto Club which has 9 other chapters in the state. If you are interested in joining Capital Carriages or the umbrella club, please scroll down the right hand column of this site to find their websites and you will find how to go about joining us or the chapter nearest your residence. Additionally, if you might wish to join a major national club, you will also find their website on this site.