1947 Ford Super Deluxe (daily driver)

Price: US $22,000.00 Item location: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Super Deluxe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1947
  • Mileage: 5000
  • VIN: 799A1655980
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: Chevrolet 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1947 Ford Super Deluxe

Running 1947 Ford Super Deluxe project car.
- Engine is a recently rebuilt Chevrolet 350 +/-5000 miles- 350 Transmission- 9" Ford rear end- Cadillac steering column and steering- Disk breaks in front, drums in the rear- No significant rust issues- Car has never been in an accident- New tires- Doors shut smoothly- Suspension is smooth. No noises- Power steering- Power brakes- New dual exhausts sound awesome- New electric wiper motor- New electric fuel pump- Clean interior with new carpet- Starts immediately (on first crank 99.9% of the time even cold)-12 volt system
Currently being driven daily
This car runs great and is fun to drive . I made a 500 mile road trip in it last week with absolutely 0 issues. It's fine just like it is. I use it as a daily driver. The engine was just completely rebuilt. I would not be afraid to drive this car cross country tomorrow. It drives straight, brakes smoothly, and no funky noises from the engine or suspension. No dash or trim rattle going down the highway. The only noise observed is all those angry ponies under the hood running through the dual exhaust. Beefy suspension, no bounce or sway. You don't have to feather the gas pedal to get it started. Brakes don't pull to one side or the other. Rust wise: it's not spotless, but it is unusually clean for its age. No rust holes anywhere. There are absolutely no mechanical, structural, or electrical issues with this car.
Why am I getting rid of it?
I have 2 classic cars and am catching an unsustainable amount of flack at the house. I don't "collect" cars, so it's time to thin the herd. My other car is not running, so this one is just easier to sell. By my estimates, I am taking about $1000 loss on the sale. So don't expect me to come down much more. The small loss is worth it to me to get the old lady off my back and will fund getting the other car running, but I'm not going to just give it away either. I love this car, but 2 is just one too many at this time.
You can enjoy driving it while you are fixing it up to your specifications. Parts are relatively easy to find on the interwebs. Everything you do to this car is just an improvement on an already mostly restored classic car. It's got a vintage beat vibe while still being 100% reliable. It would make a great father/son project. I'm not dying to sell this car, but my life would be a lot easier if I did.
Full disclosure: The transmission needs a new rear seal, but it's not bad. Typical old car issue. If you're buying a classic car, then you already understand (or should) that there is always something that needs to be fixed. That's half the fun of classic cars.