1949 Ford Custom Deluxe

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1949
Mileage 80688
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Ford
Model Custom

Custom 1949

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Alfa Red
Interior Color Red & White


This 1949 Ford Custom Convertible gets the true classic cruiser feeling right. Not only is it a rare drop-top, but it has all the best vintage details, like an awesome color combo, bright chrome, a continental kit, and flathead V8 power. So it's amazing that something so desirable can also be so affordable.

We love the '49 Ford because it's the first significant post-WWII car design. And what better way to celebrate the car that got Detroit humming again than with an all-American color theme? There's glossy red paint that loves to radiate off of the sunshine-friendly convertible. And the white convertible top not only looks good against the whitewalls, but it also gives the overall appearance the same appeal as a Coca-Cola bottle. Like any good classic of this era, there's plenty of chrome on the bumpers and the highly stylized grille. In the middle of that bullet nose there's an "8" just so everyone knew back then that you were piloting the big motor. The full-length trim shows off the well-fitting doors, and in the rear, there's even the addition of a continental kit for true distinction. And as you look at all the details from the special hood ornament to the driver's spotlight - you just know someone took the time to get this convertible right.

Because the white top looks so good against the red exterior, you'll be happy to take it down to show off the bright white upholstery, too. This has quite an attractive style with updated door panels and button-top seating. It's thoughtfully detailed with a matching white convertible boot and black carpeting so you can invite friends for a ride without worrying about dusty shoes. There are a few items to restore if you need perfection, like the AM radio or speedometer, but it's also nice just to have all the vintage pieces on display. And you'll love taking control of this drop-top when you grip the classic stylized Ford steering wheel.

The period-correct presentation continues under the hood where the 239 cubic-inch flathead V8 is showcased in a bright bronze. The engine bay is nicely detailed with the correct oil-bath air cleaner matching the exterior. And the radiator hoses are so crisp, they look like they are diving into the motor. The glasspack-style dual exhaust gives this famous V8 a little extra bass during your Sunday drives. And the three-speed manual transmission lets you control that soundtrack while also giving it a powerful feeling around town if you so desire.

This is the classic that you'll love to drive and love to show off. Since you're not the only one who recognizes a value price on a great drop-top, you might want to hurry up and grab this '49 Ford before someone else does. Call today!!!


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