1938 Ford convertible has been in the family for 60 years

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You gotta love the story behind the Pick of the Day, a 1938 Ford Deluxe convertible being advertised on ClassicCars.com.

According to the Tucson, Arizona, dealer offering the car, the second owners purchased the Ford after spotting it along the Old Nogales Highway in Tucson in 1959. The couple drove the car as the family’s daily driver for more than 40 years. They then had the car restored and are parting with it 60 years after buying it only because they no longer drive.

The dealer promises that the flathead V8 starts right up, the transmission is easy to shift and the quality of the build “will take you wherever you want to go.”

Ford updated that styling of its cars for the 1937 model year and in 1938 gave the Deluxe versions heart-shaped grilles. New dashboard designs also were part of the ’38 model year update.

The Pick of the Day is green with tan interior, and that includes the wood-paneled dashboard. The convertible top also appears to be cream colored.

The car appears to be in immaculate condition in the photos that are part of its advertisement. The car is for sale for $39,929.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. The car here is in sam age as me (81 yo). Would be lovely to drive it here in Sweden. Love the colour on it.. It is MY colour!

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