1947 HISTORIC KUSTOM FORD NO RESERVE,NOT A 1940 FORD, OR 1950, 1951 MERCURY

Price: US $37,100.00 Item location: Big Bear City, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Other
  • Type: HARDTOP
  • Trim: 2 DOOR HARDTOP
  • Year: 1947
  • Mileage: 12,590
  • VIN: 799A1726941
  • Color: Purple
  • Engine size: FORD 4.6 GT
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: AUTOMATIC REAR WHEEL DRIVE
  • Interior color: White
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1947 Ford Other

NO RESERVE AUCTION


IMPORTANT:IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MINIMUM OF 10 POSITIVE FEED BACKS WITHOUT ANY BID RETRACTIONS PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST BEFORE BIDDING ON MY ITEM OR I WILL DELETE YOUR BID. UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE PEOPLE ON EBAY BIDDING WITH NO INTENTION OR THE MEANS OFEVERPAYING AND DISRUPTING THE LISTINGS.

NO RESERVE AUCTION

1947 FORD- HARDTOP, HISTORIC KUSTOM MAGAZINE SHOW CAR

YOU CAN BUILD A LEAD SLED BUT YOU CAN’T BUILD HISTORY! THIS RADICAL KUSTOM HARDTOP HAS BEEN IN MAGAZINES & CAR SHOWS SINCE 1958 !


This 1947 Ford was radically customized over a 2 year build period between 1955 1957

FIRST INDRODUCED ON THE 1958 show circuit As

“The Gooney Bird”


This 1947 Ford was radically customized between 1955-1957 in upstate New York by Ronlyn Collision. This Ford was Named after the historical Douglas C47/ DC-3 used in WW2 and Korean War known as “The Gooney Bird”, y the pilots who fly them, he name was given to the car by the owner who was a member of the U.S. Air force during the Korean War, e also was responsible for grafted on the 1951 Crown Victoria top at his shop Ronlyn Collision. The car now official known as “The Gooney Bird” competed and WON FIRST PLACE in its class at the very First Clutch Artist AUTO-RAMA in Buffalo New Yor, uly 12-13 1958. The car has been featured in late 50’s and early 60’s Car Craft and Hotrod Magazines as well as in the 1958 NYC NAPA Calendar. “The Gooney Bird” was featured in Car Craft magazine while being shown at the 1962 Buffalo New York Autorama show at the Masten Ave Armory, y the time that show was held the car had already won 6- 1st place trophies in it’s radical hardtop class, t is considered one of the most significant historical customs ever built in the 1950’s to still be fully 100% road worthy and operational today.

This 1947 Ford is a true example of an all steel old school 1950’s kustom.

I HAVE INCLUDED ACOUPLEOF SPECIAL HISTORICAL PHOTOS, HEN THE CAR WAS FIRST BUILT IT WAS CAMPAIGNED ON THE SHOW CIRCUIT IN ORANGE AND ONE OF THESE SHOTS WAS COLORIZED TO ILLUSTRATE THAT.


The Famous George Barris Crest: The story go’s thatWhen Barris first saw “the Gooney Bird” sometime in 1997 while in Buffalo NY it had just undergone a frame off restoration and was still being prep for paint, is initial instinct was that his brother Sam had either built this 1947 Ford or somehow had a hand in building it, hen he realized that Sam hadn’t built the car he wanted to badge this 1947 Ford Coupe with his logo Crests stating that it is a true example of a traditional historical 1950’s custom that he and Sam would have built and deserved to ware the famous Barris Crest, his is the ultimate endorsement by the King of custom cars., eorge also signed his name to the dash. “The Gooney Bird” has worn those famous Barris Crest ever since that time.

The car was frame off restored between 1996- 1997, ost of the original lead from the 1955/57 build was removed during this time, he body was soda blasted and a fresh engine was installed, he car had ran a Buick Nailhead engine since the 1950’s, hat engine was replaced with a big block Oldsmobile engine which remained in the car until 2009 when the 2002 Ford GT 4.6 engine & trans was installed. 57 years after its original build the body lines are still beautiful and the car runs flawlessly.

After being taken out of the public eye for many years “The Gooney Bird” showed up on the show circuit again in 2000 and went on to take second in its class at the 2000 Detroit Autorama, t’s also on the 2004 December cover of KKOA magazine. It won a Preservation Award at the 2009 -6thannual Ink–n-Iron show held at the Queen Mary in Long Beach California then it took 2ndplace “Post War Custom” in 2010 at the Long Beach Motorama. Was chosen Best Custom award at the 2011 West Coast Kustoms “Cruisin Nationals”Santa Mariashow by Rodz Deluxe for its workmanship. In 2012 Car Kulture De Luxe did a beautiful 3 page color center fold spread on the car. In July of 2014 the car won The Crown Of Lake Arrowhead for best Kustom car on the mountain.

Here is a overview of the vehicle; all Items highlighted in RED were upgraded on the car since 2009.
Body:
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1947 Ford Coupe Body, onverted to a Hardtop
1951 Ford Crown Victoria Hard Top – Chopped and grafted on (NOS Trim)
Extended / Re proportion trunk header 10”

Back window/ reported to be from a canopy used by aircraft gunners, ery thick plastic installed in the 1950’s when the top was grafted on.
1948 Oldsmobile Grill
1949 Plymouth Bumpers (NOS)
Chevrolet / Chevy Plate Surround
Original lead work was molded
Shaved completely
1941 Ford NOS Side Trim
Barris Kustom Crests
Leaded wind split dropped tail lights
Molded on all body seams
1949 Lincoln Rear Skirts
Custom Tinted Glass. (Slide in Rear Quarters)
Paint:1996 Ford Ultra Violet Base / Clear Coat
Tasteful Pinstripes
INTERIOR:
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1951 Ford Dash from the same Ford car the top was grafted from
Modified1964 Corvair 16” wheel
GMIdidit Chrome Tilt Column
White Vinyl (Seats, kins, eadliner)
Silver Piping
Moon Gauges
Barris Signed Dash

1955Pontiacradio speaker grill with complete hidden sound system & ipod.

Alpine Stereo System

Period acrylic knobs by Sam the knob man
Chassis / Suspension:
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Stock 1947 Ford Frame


Fatman IFS with/12” GMC disc brakes, on 5 GMC hubs front

Rear hubs are 4.5
Chassis Engineering Rear Parallel Spring/nitrogen gas shocks
Dual Reservoir Master
12 inch Disk Brakes front,drum rear
5 Diamond Radial Wide White Wall Tires
1956 Cadillac Hub Caps over 4 inches deep in front

Halogenheadlights

OriginalAppletonspot lights


Drivetrain:
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2002 Ford Mustang motor GT 4.6
Dual Exhaust / Glass Packs
Ford Electronic Transmission /4 speed OD transmission and computer system…. 30 mpg on freeway
8 inchGranada Rear (Highway Gears) 2.76

WORTH MENTIONING: THIS CAR HAS NEVER BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS

NOTE: I HAVE IN MY POSSESSION MAGAZINES THE CAR WAS IN AND THESEQUENTIALHISTORY OF THE OWNERS OF THIS CAR (LENGTH OF OWNERSHIP AND WHAT THEY DID TO THE CAR WHEN THEY OWNED IT)

ISSUES: ONLY ISSUES WITH THE CAR ARE VERY MINOR, OTH DOOR POPPERS DO NOT CURRENTLY WORK, ND ALTHOUGH THE EXTERIOR PAINT IS REALLYAPPEALINGWITH A GREAT SHINE THERE ARE A FEW IMPERFECTIONS FROM BEING DRIVEN BUT OVERALL THE CAR IS VERY PRESENTABLE.

PLEASE ONLY SERIOUS BUYERS WHO ACTUAL HAVE THE FUNDS TO MAKE A PURCHASE, BSOLUTELY NO JOY RIDES

The car can be driven all day long at highway speeds safely without any worry of overheating or mechanical problems, t is completely sorted out. The car is currently registered and insured in the state ofCaliforniaand a free and clearCaliforniatitle is in hand titled in my name.

Note :This car is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the listing early prior to listingexpiring if ireceivean offer i accept from another source.THIS IS A USED CUSTOM AUTO AND NO WARRANTIES, R GUARANTIES ARE IMPLIED IN ANYWAY WHAT’S SO EVER, HE CAR IS SOLD AS IS, LL SALES ARE FINAL. THE SHIPPING OF THE VEHICLE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER BUT IF NEEDED I CAN HELP DIRECT YOU TO A BROKER I’VE USED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST THAT DEALS WITH VARIOUS SHIPPERS NATION WIDE.

TERMS OF SALE, 1,000 IMMEDIATENON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT BY PAYPAL UPON BECOMING THE WINNING BIDDE, (IMMEDIATE DEPOSIT MEANS THE DAY LISTING ENDS OR I WILL CONTACT THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER ) THE BALANCE OF FUNDS TO BE PAID BY WIRE TRANSFER OR CASH WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE LISTING ENDING, O EXCEPTIONS TO THESE TERMS (I WILL PROVIDE WIRING INSTRUCTIONS TO THE WINNING BIDDER). YOU WILL RECEIVE THE TITLE BY OVER NIGHT MAIL AND A BILL OF SALE ONCE 100% OF YOUR FUNDS TO PURCHASE THE CAR HAVE CLEAR MY BANK. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEE THE CAR PRIOR TO PURCHASING IT, T IS LOCATED IS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

NOTE: I will consider a low mileage good condition older 4 x 4 SUV or an all wheel drive SUV with a documented service history as a partial credit against the total sales price please run it by me to see if I have any interest.