800 Derita Road, Ste. A
This 1947 Ford Deluxe Sedan has been subtly upgraded to be a much more fun machine. The sleeker style, upgraded interior, and well-built V8 give this an all-around good cruiser attitude.
The copper color is the right tone to fit in with the 1940s crowd. And the metallic element has a good shine to represent both the post-war cheery optimism and a signal that this is a custom machine. This mix of vintage and upgraded is also seen in the details. You have the classic Ford curves and two-piece windshield. Ford even did some nice details at the factory, like the flush-mounted gas cap door and incorporating the door handles into the full-length trim. But the color-matched bumpers, large dual exhaust tips, and 16-inch torque thrust style wheels also are more modern pieces that signal a more powerful machine.
The copper returns inside on the door tops and dash, and now it's joined by a tasteful gray. The seat upholstery, door panels, carpeting, and other fundamentals have been upgraded, but it's nothing that looks out of place on a 1940s machine. Even the classic thin steering wheel is still there and the AM radio is on display. You'll only really notice the upgrades in the most worthwhile places. For example, this now has air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow fully cold again,) and the auxiliary gauge trio helps you keep a better eye on what's going on under the hood.
Flathead V8 power in 1947 was good, but today we all know there are more powerful hearts out there. That's why this one has been upgraded to Ford's mighty 302 cubic-inch V8. It also has a Holley four-barrel carburetor, upgraded intakes, and an aluminum radiator. It fires up nicely with a good V8 tune from the glasspack-style dual exhaust, and aluminum radiator. This Ford was meant for cruising, so it also has a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and wide modern tires.
This is a head-turning classic with a ton of charisma. So when it's also this affordable, you know you need to hurry if you want to take it home. Call now!
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