1949 Ford Deluxe Shoebox Custom Deluxe
Great Lakes Classic CarsProudly PresentsThis Beautiful1949 Ford Custom Deluxe2-Door Sedanaka 'The Shoebox'Flat-Head V8Custom Painted Air CleanerBeautiful Engine BayManual Transmission with Floor ShifterCustom Blue Pearl Flame Paint Quarter SkirtsDual ExhaustRoof / Windshield VisorSteelies with Dome Hubcaps Simulated Lake Side PipesDual Spot LightsAm/FM StereoWhitewall TiresHeadlight Half ShieldsStamped Louvered HoodCustom two tone Blue / White Custom Vinyl InteriorOriginal Vintage Ford Steering WheelThis car is way cool!Professional Mods done the 'Old School Way'Check out under hood and how Cool this car looks...Runs Great!Easy to Drive and Enjoy!You couldn't get this paint job alone for what the car is being sold for.Call us for any and all information on this beautiful SHOEBOX!Tid bits found online re: The 1949 Fords; Enjoy!The 1949 Ford was an American automobile produced by Ford. It was the first all-new automobile design introduced by the Big Three after World War II, civilian production having been suspended during the war, and the 1946-1948 models from Ford, GM, and Chrysler being updates of their pre-war models.Popularly called the Shoebox Ford for its slab-sided, ponton design, the 1949 Ford is credited both with saving Ford and ushering in modern streamlined car design with changes such as integrated fenders and more. This design would continue through the 1951 model year, with an updated design offered in 1952.After sticking with its well-received previous model through model year 1948, Ford completely redesigned its namesake car for the year 1949.Save for its drive-train, this was an all-new car in every way, with a modern ladder frame now supporting a coil spring independent suspension in front and longitudinal semi-elliptical springs in back.The engine was moved forward to make more room in the passenger compartment and the antiquated torque tube was replaced by a modern drive shaft.Ford's popular 226 CID (3.7 L) L-head straight-6 and 239 CID (3.9 L) Flathead V8 remained, now rated at 90 hp (67 kW) and 100 hp (75 kW), respectively.The 1949 models debuted at a gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City in June 1948, with a carousel of the new Fords complemented by a revolving demonstration of the new chassis. The new integrated steel structure was advertised as a lifeguard body, and even the woody wagon was steel at heart.The convertible frame had an X member for structural rigidity. From a customer's perspective, the old Custom, De Luxe, and Super De Luxe lines were replaced by new Standard and Custom trims and the cars gained a modern look with completely integrated rear fenders and just a hint of a fender in front.The new styling approach was also evident in the 1949 Mercury Eight and the all-new Lincoln Cosmopolitan.The styling was influential on many European manufacturers, such as Mercedes Benz, Borgward, Austin, Volvo and many others.The all new 1949 Ford was said at the time to be the car that saved the Ford Corporation. Competition from GMH was surpassing the Old Ford designs.In some ways the vehicle was rushed into production.Particularly the door mechanism design.It was said that the doors could fling open on corners.Still a very sought after design that echoes Art Deco and all it had entailed for generations to come.Thank you for looking at our auction and good luck bidding!