Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
The quintessential fat-fendered rod, this 1947 Ford Coupe Custom offers big car space, plenty of V8 power, and great details that make it stand out in a crowded field. There aren't many hot rods that can honestly be considered daily driver capable, but this one will make you want to slide behind the wheel every chance you get, even if only to join you on your morning commute to the office.
Dressed in an appealing shade of Light Blue Metallic, this awesome Ford has a familiar look that's never going to go out of style, with those iconic fat fenders that give these line of streetrods a unique look. So many of these post-war streetrods were restored with over-the-top graphics and drastic sheetmetal chops, but on a car that looks this good right out of the box, there's no need to go overboard, so this particular '47 still retains its original spirit. The paint looks to have been finished several years ago, yet it still looks slick enough to hit the road in style, with only the usual minor signs of use, but nothing major to report. The sheetmetal is original and nothing was chopped or trimmed, and all the factory trim pieces were left in place, so it looks right from any angle. That means the beautiful wide grille, the stainless side trim, and even the window surrounds, all of which add welcomed contrast to the light blue paint. There's a good amount of money spent on the brightwork and nothing looks out of place, even if you're a die-hard Ford enthusiast. The car just looks right.
The attractive black vinyl interior is why you'll find this car so appealing as a driver, with a no-nonsense look that blends original and updated components with ease. The upholstery work is nicely done and quite tasteful overall, with a pleated look that could come from the 1940s, although those front buckets are definitely swapped-in from a newer vehicle. The door panels are upholstered to match the seats, the plush carpets below insulate the car from road noise, and the headliner above is taut and shows that when this car was finished years back, nothing was overlooked. Sure, it may feel a little dated inside, but the materials are comfortable and everything has been well cared for through the years. The original speedometer is long gone, replaced with a later-era GM gauge bezel that provides the driver with a much more accurate sense of the engine's vitals, and it fits nicely inside the original dash that retains a 1940s sensibility inside. A tilt column with a leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel make it feel more contemporary, and other amenities include a JVC AM/FM/CD head unit, a Lokar shifter that manages the automatic transmission below, and an underdash R134a A/C unit that's blowing nice and cold. The back seat is reasonably sized for full-sized adults, so it was appropriately upholstered to match, and there's a good-sized trunk which is simply finished to match the cabin.
It isn't a horsepower monster, but this good-looking Ford is ready to cruise thanks to a 305 cubic inch Chevy V8. Powered by a Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor and performance intake manifold, HEI ignition system, and stock-style exhaust manifolds, it's a strong runner with a fat torque curve to get the big coupe up and running without working too hard. A chrome air cleaner and polished valve covers dress things up a bit and you could get big returns with an afternoon spent cleaning and buffing the engine bay. A big aluminum radiator keeps it cool even on hot days in traffic, and the engine bay is nicely finished with a smoothed firewall and inner fenders. A 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission and 10-bolt rear end mean it's friendly around town and on the highway. Standard exhaust manifolds and a custom dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers provides an old-school soundtrack and handsome Ridler aluminum wheels add to the subtle rake with staggered 215/50/17 front and 225/55/17 rear performance radials.
Nicely maintained and obviously built to drive, this cool old Ford is a painless way to get a cool old car without spending a fortune. Call today!
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