SUPER DELUXE, 239 CI FLATHEAD V8, BEAUTIFUL PAINT, CLEAN INTERIOR, HARD TO FIND!
If you've never experienced a vintage Ford flathead V8, you need to stop what you're doing and give us a call on this lovely 1946 Super Deluxe Coupe. It has a few custom touches that are certainly appreciated, but retains its old-time charm and intrinsic goodness that's a big part of the flathead experience. There's an old adage that says the bad flatheads are good, and the good ones are great. This one certainly qualifies for greatness.
The fat-fendered Fords were little updated following the war, but that didn't matter, since Ford was selling every single car they could build. With ideal proportions and good looks that have endured the decades, this is an icon in the automotive world and beloved around the globe. The handsome burgundy metallic paint is a bit flashier than anything they were using in 1946, but it really works on the Ford's voluptuous curves, especially when it's accented by that much stainless and chrome trim. The bodywork is quite well done, too, with great panel fit and doors that close with a gentle push instead of a slam, and while that top might look chopped, I assure you that's how they all came. Accessories include a driver's side spotlight, a grille guard, blue-dot taillights, and fender skirts, all of which are in outstanding condition. The Ford may have been affordable transportation, but it sure didn't look the part.
The interior was restored to give the car a period look, and the original front bench seat has been retained. The tan fabric is upscale and maybe a little modern-looking, but it offers durability and comfort and the stitching was done in the original style. The original gauges were retained, augmented by a column-mounted tach and an original steering wheel wrapped in black leather. Round pedals were a Ford trademark for many years, and the column-mounted shifter works with just your fingertips, making this car easy to drive. An accessory heater is always a welcome addition for those chilly fall tours, and the original AM radio remains in the dash. The trunk is absolutely massive and has been upholstered to match the interior, so it's much nicer than original and with that space-saver spare, there's plenty of room for a long road trip.
The driving experience is what makes Ford flatheads so special. With a traditional V8 rumble that takes on a harder edge during acceleration, the over-achieving powerplant moves the handsome coupe with effortless ease. It pulls hard without running out of breath, and is happy to cruise at 60 MPH on the highway. It's also nice to see that it retains its 6-volt electrical system, carburetor, and manifolds, so it runs like the factory intended. Underneath, this one is pretty original, but you can see it has nothing to hide, and the dual glasspacks sound right. Flashy 15-inch wheels with later hubcaps and whitewall radials complete the semi-custom look but keep it in the right era.
These Fords have a rugged, agile feel on the road, and there are no disappointments with this very nicely finished '46 coupe. Catch flathead fever and call today!
- AM Radio
- Cloth Interior
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