SMOOTH 226 CID INLINE-6, AM RADIO, FOG LAMPS, VISOR, NICELY SORTED FUN CLASSIC

Price: US $16,995.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Sedan Deluxe
  • Type: Sedan
  • Doors: 4
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 72,082
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 226 CI I6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1948 Ford Sedan Deluxe

Whether this reminds you of your old family car, r you just like the kind of spirit it has, his 1948 Ford sedan has the same kind of old-time backroads family drive appeal as a Norman Rockwell painting. The high fenders, nd rounded styling, f these Fords is an icon for post-WWII America. Most people chose to preserve the coupes and convertibles, hich makes a restored stylish fastback sedan like this one a rare gem today that attracts plenty of attention. The burgundy paint is correct, nd looks right on the fat-fendered Ford. The finish work is quite good, specially considering that there were twice as many doors to align and fit. The trunk lid shows even gaps all around, nd the pointed hood sits flush with the fenders. Luckily, ost of the trim is stainless steel, o it's a snap to maintain that soft 1940s shine without an expensive trip to the chrome shop. This also features accessories like the cool visor, og lamps, nd spotlight that give it a wonderful period vibe.Even though this was Ford's basic transportation model, t sure doesn't look it inside. The striped upholstery is period-correct, ooks mature, nd shows minimal wear. Gray vinyl door panels provide very low maintenance and show off the original hardware and plastic escutcheon plates. Style was becoming a priority again in post-war America, o Ford built a fashionable and symmetrical dashboard that's a perfect piece of art deco. The working heater/defrost means real comfort while driving, nd there's even a working period-correct AM radio installed for the elegance of 1940s motoring. And despite the sloping roofline and trunk, here's plenty of space for luggage, ncluding the full-sized spare, omplete with dish hubcap.With the flathead V8 getting all the attention these days, t's easy to forget that the 226 cubic inch inline-six Ford offered was actually a better performer in stock form. It had nearly the same horsepower, nd the same amount of torque. So, he performance is just as spirited. You will, owever, ee better fuel mileage and it's arguably smoother out on the open road, s is typical of inline-six engines. It wears a new coat of modern Ford blue paint, hich is a nice bit of flash, specially with the new red plug wires on top. It still breathes through the original downdraft carburetor and oil bath air cleaner, nd channels power though a three-speed manual transmission. Color-matched steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings give it upscale appeal, nd they wear 600x16 wide whitewalls for that classic timeless appearance.This is the vintage car that you can get the whole family involved in to go out and have fun in. It is a true afFORDable classic! Call today!!