Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
The 1949 Ford is iconic. So when you can find it in a desirable coupe body, and it's the right mix of investments and originality, then you know this the right deal at the right price.
This was a new revolution at Ford. The 1949 car was the first new design of the post-war era, and in fact, Ford beat GM and Chrysler to the punch by being the first to show it to the world. That's why they are always held in high regard. And of course, the coupes are the sough-after ones. The sleeker roofline and longer trunk give it a sportier profile that remains popular today. Plus, the fender skirts add to the streamlined look. This one knows how to show it off well in bright violet. The paint is obviously not a factory color, but it was updated later enough to have the right mix of shine and aged-in appeal. Brightwork is also key, because it not only is what you expect from this era of classics, but 1949 was also the debut of the now-famous bullet nose design. So it's great to see it shining with pride today.
The interior is exactly how you want it. There is a classic style with just the right upgrades. For example, the two rows of bench seats have the correct setup, but they are done in an updated velour for added comfort and freshness. And the added seatbelts coordinate with the exterior violet for a thoughtful touch. The steering wheel, heater, and dash all have a true classic feeling. Even the factory AM radio is still there for display. But the auxiliary gauges cleanly mounted under the dash remind you that this vintage coupe was made for cruising.
Under the hood is the unmistakable style of Ford's flathead V8. The 239 cubic-inch motor looks good nestled within the smooth inner walls that are painted to match the exterior. And the steel braided lines add both style and substance. This V8 fires up readily, drives well, and the glasspack style dual exhaust gives the right tone you want on a Flathead V8 coupe. Plus, the three-speed manual transmission lets you control that soundtrack while also giving it a powerful feeling around town.
Complete with the shop manual, this is the nicely-presented and priced-right iconic coupe. So don't let this '49 slip away, call today!
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