VERY NICE VINTAGE CONVERTIBLE! 239 FLATHEAD V8, 3 SPD MAN, DRIVES GREAT, SHARP!
This 1947 Ford Super Deluxe convertible coupe is the total package. It's got a smart-running flathead, which is one of our all-time favorite engines, an awesome color combination, and it's loaded with correct accessories for a fully-dressed look. If you want a vintage car that can do it all, it's hard to go wrong with a '40s V8 Ford.
Cars of the 1940s seem to wear dark colors like this elegant maroon better than anything else, and the lovely fat-fendered Ford bodywork looks sporty, even dressed in formalwear like this. The look should be familiar to us all, as it was one of the most popular cars of the immediate post-war period, continuing the face lifted 1942 model look. Restored several years ago, there are a few signs of use here and there, but there's no denying the appeal of this car. A professional polish would probably bring it up a few points and with the values on these cars steadily ratcheting up, that's a worthy investment. But even as it sits, it's a fantastic-looking machine with a dashing profile and great fit to the bodywork, suggesting that the restoration was of a uniformly high quality when it was completed. Accessories include front and rear bumper guards, bright headlights and blue dot taillights, twin exhaust pipes under the rear bumper, and those tall fender skirts, which were all quite popular back in the '40s. Much of the trim and brightwork is newer, so it'll be easy to maintain and the chrome all looks bright and clear, including the grille that's arguably the most iconic part of this droptop beauty.
The dark brown interior was correctly restored with plain seating surfaces and the right grain on the leather. Ford was fond of putting rubber mats up front for the driver and carpets in back for passengers, but fresh carpet was laid down front and back during the build to makes things a bit more uniform, and the door panels are beautifully finished as well. The tan dash and window moldings are painted steel and the result is quite beautiful, with a light color that looks great in the open Ford. The symmetrical instrument panel puts a full array of gauges ahead of the driver, plus a big speedometer and yes, that's a very cool steering wheel spinner, we agree. An original AM radio lives in the center, but it's not currently operable so the cabin is due for a modern upgrade to provide the tunes. The tan convertible top is in good shape and is equipped with a glass rear view window, and the trunk is properly finished with a rubber mat and full-sized bias-ply spare.
The 239 cubic inch Ford flathead V8 is a joy to drive under any conditions, with a bubbly attitude and plenty of torque to make it feel agile in traffic. This one still carries its correct Ford Blue heads and that's a correct Stromberg 97 carburetor living under the big oil-bath air cleaner. Reproduction hoses, a proper generator, and the tall radiator add to the vintage look, giving us a car that looks like it might have in the early '50s when the hot-rod craze was in high gear. The 3-speed manual transmission slips through the gears without fussing and it cruises happily at modern highway speeds without complaint. It's been painted in satin black and is very presentable and nice underneath and you'll never get tired of the friendly burble from the dual exhaust system. Handsome reproduction 6.00-16 whitewalls on steel wheels with beauty rings and Ford hubcaps complete the period presentation.
These are simply great cars and with a few choice upgrades and a top that goes down, this '47 ragtop will make you smile every time you fire it up. Call today!
- Bias Ply Tires
- Leather Seats
- Manual Convertible Top
- Believed Original Engine
- AM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Dark Brown
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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