1946 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible Restomod Hotrod Custom Modified Rare Perfect

Price: - Item location: San Clemente, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Super Deluxe
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible Restomod Rare
  • Year: 1946
  • Mileage: 2,273
  • VIN: 99A1100037
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 350 Crate Motor
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Front Disc Brakes, Thunderbird Front Suspension, Power Steering/Tilt Wheel, Power Windows'
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic 4-Speed 700R4
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: Leatherette Seats, Electronic Ignition
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1946 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible Restomod Rare

1946 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible
#1 Show Condition

Modern Show Car
Winner “Fat Fender” Award at Good Guys 2014
All Steel Body

Ground-Up Restored
(2006-2013)
Over $130K Invested


2273 Miles

VIN 99A1100037

Creamy White Exterior
(Modern VW - Harvest Moon Color)


Brown Leatherette Interior

New350 V8 Crate Motor 290 HP
Ceramic Coated Headers
Lots of Custom Touches

New 700R4 Four Speed Automatic Transmission

Custom Aluminum Radiator

Power Front Disc Brakes
(2007 Ford Thunderbird Front Suspension)

Power Steering

Power Windows

Tilt Steering Wheel
Electronic Ignition
Modern AM/FM Stereo CD in Glovebox

(2 Speakers Front / 2 Speakers Rear)

State-of-the-Art Custom Rod Gauges
(
Speedometer, Fuel, Oil Pressure, Temperature, Voltage)

Ron Francis Wiring Kit

There are 119 pictures of the car below the text of this ad. If you have an older computer or a slow connection to the internet it may take some time for the pictures to load to your computer. If you are having difficulty you can go directly to my Photobucket account to view all pictures in large format. The pictures are located at this link:

http://s669.photobucket.com/user/fmattingly/library/Ford%201946%20Deluxe%20Special%20Convertible

There are two videos, a walk-around and a cold engine start on YouTube at these links:

https://youtu.be/71zY4ST7Aok

https://youtu.be/FXOwaPb1X-I

I am selling this car for a friend. I have been involved with classic automobiles for almost 40 years. I have built and restored many Corvettes and Porsches and am a member of numerous car clubs including PCA & NCRS. I have judged at many concour events in and around Southern CA. This is a stellar, turn-key automobile at the highest-level of restoration. I hesitate to call the car Concour because it is driven, but it is indeed very close.

Imagine if you can a vehicle so stunning that it draws a crowd when it rolls up on the sand at Malibu Beach or parked “up front” in the Valet Circle at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard. This is the kind of unique car that is nearly impossible to walk or drive by without squeezing off a double take or three. The unique personality of Old Classic Beauty, Modern, Luxurious Road Car, and Family Hot Rod/Beach Cruiser are all woven into this extravagant automobile.

It is nearly impossible to describe this one-off Custom Modified Modern Show Car. Perfection is a naughty word to throw around when it comes to automotive anything. This vehicle exudes perfection; in Design, in Workmanship, Appearance, Performance, Handling and Ride Quality. Perfection Abounds in this 46 Ford “Super Deluxe” Convertible. You can See it, Feel it, Hear it and Smell it.

There is a unique perfection in this over-all build. This uniqueness comes from the blend of new modern mechanical and electronic technology to the grace and elegance of a 40’s Rare Classic (the first year of production after WWII). Just the right touches from a Modern Tilt Steering Column with the Original Style Steering Wheel (in 13” Custom Diameter) with Power/Tilt to pursue that modern front-end steering underneath. Just the right touches of Modern and Classic abound at every corner and quality inch of this BRAND NEW Automobile.

This 1946 Super Deluxe Convertible is all that and more - with completely functional modern mechanics and reliabliability yet wrapped in an awesome old school shell. How cool to just jump in an old school ride and take off for any destination you mind can imagine and know you can get there and back with nary a thought about breaking down.

Absolutely stunning body panel fit and paint work catch your eye first, followed by the distinct blast of “leather” air as you enter this marvelous machine. The leather coachwork so fittingly wraps around your body, you feel as though you slipped into the cockpit of a Brand New Range Rover. The interior coachwork is nearly flawless, from paint finish, dash chrome to carpet and convertible top.

Driving a Performance Hot Rod like this one starts with a quick turn of the key which lights up the sound of a gentle thunder emanating from below. The Balanced and Blue-printed 400 Small Block comes alive without the slightest hesitation. Placing it in gear finds a quick snap into gear with the astonishing 700R4 Four-Speed Automatic Transmission and just the right amount of rumble from the Custom Exhaust as you accelerate from stopped. Not too loud, not too quiet, perfection. How did they do this??

Driving the car is best described as a sensual experience. Tell it to go FAST and it thunders at the slightest touch to the accelerator. Roll the seat back and settle in to the open road with the ride quality of a Mercedes Benz S Class. This is a Motorcar that can do almost anything you want it to do. Throw your surfboard in the back or throw the kids in your 1955 “Grand Touring” Wagon and drive to the Grand Canyon on an Adventure Vacation. Who needs an SUV when you have this rig. Remember, this is a modern car from suspension to drive-train to modern driving conveniences such as power steering, power disc-brakes, power windows, power door locks, modern stereo and CD player and air conditioning. And, IT’S A HOT ROD TOO. This beauty has it all.

Over Two Years of hard work went into this project built by professional shops here in Southern CA. The plan was to build a 46 Convertible that was a practical street machine with all the modern goodies for cruising in traffic, with enough power to plant the driver right into the seat. Except for the ’47 style trim and modern suspension and front power discs and wonderful classic style modern gauges, it looks exactly like it did when it rolled off the assembly line.

Body/Paint

The original car was a very complete, very straight original body, original floors Southern car that was treated to a complete media blast of the body to strip out all old paint and imperfections. The car was then worked by a true Southern CA master of body and paint. Over 300 hours was spent in stripping, body reworking, blocking, prep, paint and color sanding to turn this into the absolute gorgeous bodywork masterpiece that it is. Take a look at the close tolerances on the close up pictures of the shut lines. All edges are finished to near perfection. The paint surface is deep, rich and completely mirror-finish flat. I can find no areas of weakness and no flaws anywhere in the body or paint work. With just a little over 2000 miles since completion I cannot find any scratches, dings or imperfections in the paint. Over $35K was spent in total for paint, body and plating on this fine concour quality restoration.
Top

The top is all brand new high-end cloth-style materials inside and out. The frame was completely stripped and looks like powder-coated to me. All rubber is brand new. The owner never has the top up and I put it up to take some pictures and probably took the pictures within minutes. It appears in the pictures to be slightly wrinkled, but I believe an hour or so in the sun and it would disappear. This is a high-quality top done to a very high standard. The window fit to the top is excellent and will keep out rain and wind. The power windows work wonderfully, up and down in seconds.

Undercarriage

Very original no rust frame that was completely stripped and painted red, then black (there is some small spots of red coming through). The undercarriage and floors were all original and did not need any reworking. The suspension is completely new from a 2007 Ford Thunderbird. The car has been driven since restoration and is not detailed to perfection, but is extremely clean and presentable and easily detailed if someone wants a more perfect appearance.

Drivetrain

The engine is a Crate 350 that was brand new and installed during the restoration. The transmission was also in like new condition when it was installed during the build. All brakes are like new. The electrical system was all brand new at the time of restoration. The car simply runs and cruises down the road like a brand new Mercedes Benz… with a nice little rumble.

Interior

All brand new Leatherette (I had to stick my nose in the seats because it looks and feels so much like real leather). Seats were completely rebuilt and have a nice firm feel to them, one of the most comfortable bench seats I have ever encountered. The dash is all new, with new gauges. A brand new AM/FM CD Stereo with front and rear speakers is neatly tucked in the glovebox and fills the cockpit with amazing surround sound with the top up or down.
The Dash is a unique blend of the original style trim with new modern SW gauges, in the old round style with modern numbering, letting you know this is not some old clunker, but a modern machine in sheep clothing.


Nothing was left to chance in this modern restomod, everything works like it should. It starts right up thanks to an electronic ignition and motors down the road with authority. It steers like a new car thanks to the Thunderbird suspension up front. It motors with authority due to its brand-new 350 crate motor with Edelbrock carb and fuel delivery. Ceramic coated headers add a nice hot rod look under the hood and Cherry Bomb mufflers are the perfect sound for this custom exhaust in this wonderful cruiser.

The hard work of building this beauty is over, the money is spent and the result is one amazing great-looking classic. If you have been looking for a professional build that features everything you want in a restomod, your search may be over.

you are donning a pair of Board Shorts or a Tuxedo, you will always feel just right in this once in a life-time Dream Machine.

This car needs to be sold and is being offered in a No Reserve Format.

I cannot stress to any potential buyer how important it is to come and look at this amazing automobile if you are a serious buyer. To see it is to experience it. We will be happy to take you for a spin so you can feel it, hear it and experience the artistry that is this stunning 46 Ford Restomod Convertible.

If you have any questions or want to schedule a visit feel free to call Frank at 949-310-6262.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense). It is the buyers responsibility to verifythat all of the sellers information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. THIS IS TRUE FOR BOTH THE INITIAL DEPOSIT AS WELL AS THE FINAL PAYMENT.
Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1000.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), bank check, cashier's check, or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 7d days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, title transfer paperwork will be initiated.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate, you can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”. We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, and will do my best to keep it.

The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, we will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.
Before delivery of the vehicle, the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license. Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, the seller, to the buyer or the buyers’ agent or chosen transport company.
If you are not sure about something, Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.