Flatheads forever! Those of a certain age should remember that hot rod rallying cry from gearheads who anachronistically embraced Ford’s iconic side-valve V8s over the newfangled OHV engines. Yes, that was a long time ago. Although, many purists still run performance-tweaked “flatties” in their vintage rods.
The Pick of the Day, a 1939 Ford Deluxe business coupe, is a restored example packing flathead-V8 power, an engine that generated about 90 horsepower in its original factory configuration, in which this one appears to be.
This low-mileage coupe looks to be in sweet condition, pretty much as it might have been back in the day. These cars were designed as no-nonsense vehicles for traveling salesmen (very few traveling saleswomen back then) with a single bench seat in its short cabin and a voluminous trunk for