1947 Ford Deluxe Sedan
The quintessential fat-fendered rod, this 1947 Ford club coupe offers big car space, plenty of V8 power, and great details that make it stand out in a crowded field. There aren't many hot rods that can honestly be considered daily driver capable, but this one will make you want to slide behind the wheel every chance you get, even if only to join you on your morning commute to the office. Dressed in an appealing shade of metallic lavender, this awesome Ford has a familiar look that's never going to go out of style, but with a few custom touches that give it a unique look. The most obvious parts are the painted graphics on its flanks, but on a car that looks this good right out of the box, there's not much need to go overboard. The paint was probably done in the 1990s, yet it still looks good enough to hit the road, with the usual signs of use but nothing major. The sheetmetal is original and nothing was chopped or trimmed, and all the factory trim pieces were left in place, so it looks right from any angle. That means the beautiful wide grille, the stainless side trim, and even the window surrounds, all of which add contrast to the bright paint. There's a good amount of money spent on the brightwork and nothing looks out of place, even if you're a die-hard Ford enthusiast. The car just looks right. The attractive black cloth interior is why you'll find this car so appealing as a driver, with a no-nonsense look that blends original and updated components with ease. The upholstery work is neatly done and quite tasteful overall, with a pleated look that could come from the 1940s. The original speedometer, complete with red lettering, retains that 1940s sensibility, while the auxiliary gauges are modern white-faced dials hidden in the original openings. A tilt column with a leather-wrapped wheel make it feel more contemporary, it has all the amenities such as power windows, A/C, and an AM/FM/cassette head unit neatly installed in the center of the dash. The back seat is reasonably sized for full-sized adults, so it was appropriately upholstered to match, and there's a good-sized trunk which is simply finished with rubber mats, as original. It isn't a horsepower monster, but this good-looking Ford is ready to cruise thanks to a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8. an Edelbrock carburetor and Performer RPM intake manifold, HEI ignition system, and stock exhaust manifolds, it's a strong runner with a fat torque curve to get the big coupe up and running without working too hard. A chrome air cleaner and polished aluminum valve covers dress things up a bit and you could get big returns with an afternoon spent cleaning and buffing the engine bay. A big radiator keeps it cool even on hot days in traffic, and the block has been painted black to help it blend in. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and Ford 9-inch rear end mean it's friendly around town and on the highway. Standard exhaust manifolds and a custom dual exhaust system with original-style mufflers provides an old-school soundtrack and handsome aluminum wheels add to the subtle rake with staggered BFGoodrich T/A radials. Nicely maintained and obviously built to drive, this cool old Ford is a painless way to get a cool old car without spending a fortune. Call today!