Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1951 Ford Custom Club Coupe
The 1949 Ford was an American automobile produced by Ford since 1948. It was the first all-new automobile design introduced by the Big Three after World War II, civilian production having been suspended during the war, and the 1946-1948 models from Ford, GM, and Chrysler being updates of their pre-war models. Popularly called the "Shoebox Ford" for its slab-sided, "ponton" design, the 1949 Ford is credited both with saving Ford and ushering in modern streamlined car design with changes such as integrated fenders and more. This design remained mostly unchanged until the 1952 model year.
For consignment, a custom Custom Ford Coupe. Some extra work on the exterior, a powerful polished Mercury engine, custom rolled 2 tone interior, and beautiful chrome all add up to a winner on the looker meter. Mechanically sound, and unassuming red painted steel wheels, sans coverings, and we have a quasi led sled, round mound of Detroit iron to go and show. Let's just say it's cool and driving it will make you feel that way as well!
Rounded steel design, with no rust, well minded gaps, frenched headlights, a decked trunk lid, bubble taillights, a hood and front grille courtesy the previous year, park light housings, shiny bumpers, side trim spears, and a custom hood strip...sheesh! All buttoned up and bathed in menacing black which is definitely the deep end of the pool. Not to mention one of those really nice metal visors attached to the front of the roof, side upper mirrors hanging off the top, and nice trimmings all around the glass, which just gleams with the black background surrounding them. The 1950 grille is worth a shout due to its single bullet design in the center, and a "peaked" wide trim piece which lines up with the seam in the rounded hood. A fab trim spear is just south of the midline and definitely adds more bling to an already great looker. For extra giggles, red painted steel uncovered factory wheels are wrapped in wide white radials.
Not to be out down by the exterior work, the interior goes full on custom too, sporting the red color from the wheels now on vinyl for the midsection of the door panels. Black tuck and roll panels are there too, as well as a smooth panel on the bottom. A black armrest/pull, chromed door actuator and window crank, and we are just at the doors! Inside more black and red two tone throughout with a near perfection metal painted dash top and lower dash, that has a black curved mid spear designed section to house the round gauge in front of the driver. In the center of this back panel is a winged chromed clock. The steering wheel is black and has a full circle horn ring in the center as well as an X design for the spokes and a geometric F badge in its center. All knobs, bezels and pulls as well as a nifty radio with chromed round pushbuttons are shining like crazy diamonds. The radio is AM/FM/Single CD and has a retro look. A heater box floats above pristine red carpeting below and floating within this space are beautiful 2 tone benches. These are straight and like new with red tuck and roll inserts and shiny smooth black bolsters. New seat belts have been put in for the front and rear passengers. A tight black headliner is above and goes well with the red painted interior metal window surrounds. What a great job for this interior.
A lift of the rounded heavy metal hood, and what to your wandering eyes does appear? Nothing less than a highly polished 255ci Mercury Flathead V8. Not your average everyday Merc mill, this one has been bored out .060 over, (now displacing 265ci), and has within its shiny confines an Isky 77 camshaft. Edelbrock aftermarket aluminum heads and in the center top is a pair of 2-barrel Stromberg carbs with an Offenhauser intake. All neatly assembled right down to the perfectly straight red plug wires. Strap on some Fenton headers and a stainless-steel exhaust. On the back is a 3-speed transmission in manual format with overdrive. The rear axle weighs in as a Ford 9-inch 3.73 gear ratio, which in combination with this mill will spin the rear tires. Lots of WOW factors under this unpretentious hood.
One would expect nothing less than near perfection on the underside and folks, we've achieved it! Nary even road dirt with a nice coating of black textured rustproofing, shiny Smithy muffler and dual piping, and brake lines snaking throughout. Upfront is independent suspension with coil springs, and in back leaf springs. Noted are Jam Co Lowering springs 2 inch along with the leaf springs. Drum brakes are nicely restored and on all 4 corners.
Not only does it look great, but it also drives great. It fires right up and has a low roar at idle which could indicate a precursor of what is to come when I get goosey with my boot. Limitless acceleration, smooth cruising, n
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