SWEET FAT-FENDER '47, FORD 302 V8, AUTO, CUSTOM INTERIOR, R134 AC, PS, PWR DISC
Fat-fendered Fords like this 1947 Ford coupe make for some great hot rods. With room for a potent V8 under the hood, lots of creature comforts inside, and a cool stance that stands out in a crowd, this cool black coupe is a street rod that is polished enough to be a daily driver.
Aside from the very cool stance, this handsome Ford looks pretty much the way it did when it rolled off the assembly line seventy years ago. The handsome lines were a pre-war design with a facelifted nose, and you can't argue with the results. Beautiful black paint is always an easy choice on a vintage car, and it's no secret that it was Henry Ford's favorite color (mostly because black paint was cheap). There are clearly a lot of hours invested in the bodywork and you can see in our photos how nicely it reflects its surroundings, an effect that only comes from hours of tedious blocking and sanding. There are some swirls from polishing and cleaning, and that's no surprise on a black car, but this was a quality build a few years ago. Not a single panel was modified, chopped, or shaved, so it has an ornate '40s look that will always look right, from the simple horizontal grill to the wonderful Ford emblem on the trunk lid. In fact, all the chrome and stainless trim remains in place and even details like the fender guards and rain gutters made the transformation intact. The car has a great look that's not too nice to put on the road.
These Fords work so well because they're downright HUGE inside. The wide split bench seat wears handsome two-tone leather upholstery with an alligator skin insert that looks awesome and surely cost a lot of money to create. The banjo-style steering wheel looks suitable in the '40s cruiser and the dash was painted to match the bodywork then ornately finished with lots of chrome and polished stainless. New gauges from Classic Instruments fit neatly in the original round housings so the dash didn't need to be cut up. The grille in the center of the dash was originally the radio speaker, and there's a Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit underneath. Controls for the A/C system, along with some discreet vents are below that and it blows cold. The back seat is spacious enough for real-sized adults and the trunk is neatly finished using the same materials as the interior, so you know they were serious about getting it right.
The Ford offers a lot of comfort and a lot of room, so moving it around is a strong-running 302 cubic inch Ford V8. With an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and intake up top, a reasonably-sized cam, and a pair of block-hugger headers, it is the ideal choice to power a street rod like this. A few dress-up parts, including the Cobra valve covers and air cleaner, remind you that this is a Ford in a Ford, not brand X. A big aluminum radiator lives up front to keep things cool and it appears that there's a lot of new equipment, including the master cylinder. A C4 3-speed automatic and a 9-inch Ford rear end are reliable additions to the menu, and while the front suspension consists of a Mustang II setup complete with power rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. The side-exit exhaust is by Flowmaster and it sits right on the lowered suspension. Chrome Boss Motorsports wheels have a vintage Torque Thrust look and carry 245/45/17 performance radials all around.
A handsome, powerful car that runs and drives like it should, this Ford lives up to its billing and delivers a great ride at a reasonable price. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cruise Control
- Air Conditioning
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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