American Classic Cars
2282 Arrow Hwy
La Verne, CA
La Verne, CA
1947 Ford Custom Convertible C-476 This 1947 Ford convertible can be classified as a Super Custom One-Of-A-Kind. This custom has been featured in Good Guys, Street Rodder and featured twice (a feat rarely afforded to only a rare few of the top elite world class vehicles) in the prestigious Rodders Journal. With a certified appraisal stating build replacement costs at $400,000 - $500,000, this is truly a quality collector vehicle. Renowned GM Stylist/Designer Harry Bradley designed the concept of this custom. The features of the build are endless, highlights are: -1951 Kaiser front grill, custom modified to fit. -1952 Studebaker windshield, chopped. -G.E. Marine spotlight headlights. -Flush rear taillights. -Extensive body modifications. -Hand formed moldings and trims, flush mount fitted into body. -Formed and fabricated dash with 1961 Chrysler center mount cluster with custom integrated gauges. Dash features custom machined dash knobs. -Side mirrors integrated into the dash. -Custom cast steering wheel by J.B. Donaldson of Phoenix AZ. -1965 Cadillac tilt-telescopic steering column. -Front fender skirts that automatically actuate open/close when steering around corners or curves. -1966 Buick Rivera front seats, custom narrowed 4 then covered with Oyster leather and green Ultrasuede inserts. Flooring covered with bone wool carpeting. Upholstery was done by Warren Morimoto of Long Beach CA. -The removable top is custom formed over an original clay buck mold to fit the body then layered up with fiberglass then the back glass was curved and cut from a donor windshield. The headliner is covered in Oyster Ultrasuede matching the seats. -1968 Chevelle front and rear clips were mated to the chassis that was strengthened with 2x5 rectangular tube side rails. -Front suspension includes 1968 Chevelle A-arms, Pro Shocks coil-overs, 1968 Chevelle sway bar and steering. -Front wheelcovers are billet aluminum custom machined by Don Gyra, reminiscent of the 1953 Cadillac style but fabricated 2 larger diameter, finished with Cadillac logo emblems by McVey. -Rear suspension is 1968 Chevelle rear end with 3.42:1 ring and pinion, air shocks with on-board pump, 1968 Chevelle coil springs, triangulated 4-bar and sway bar. -Rear wheels are S-10 centers, 5-1/2x15 rims by McLean with Chevy pickup beauty rings. -Tires on all corners are P205/65R15 BFG Touring T/A radials. -Brakes are 1968 Chevelle with front disc and rear drum with ECI Corvette dual power master cylinder. -A 1970 Cadillac Eldorado 500ci big block engine was bored .060 over then matched with a 10.0:1 compression Clay Smith hydraulic cam with 0.525 lift, hardened exhaust seats, stock intake manifold. -Chromed 1951 Caddy valve covers with machined aluminum adaptors, HEI ignition and a 4-barrel carb was then topped with a 1953 Cadillac air cleaner. -Engine package and machine work by Scotten Racing Engines with final engine assembly by Dave Jewell of San Diego CA. -The GM Turbo 400 transmission and converter is stock. -Griffin 2 row aluminum radiator. -Chrome and polishing by Christianson Plating, Vernon CA. -2 tubing exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers. -Rock Valley polished fuel tank. -Vintage A/C. -Sony AM/FM/CD with external speakers fitted into package tray. -Finished exterior paint is PPG dark green basecoat with pearl; covered with PPG candy green with clear urethane clear topcoat. ***If you are viewing this on Facebook Marketplace, be sure go to our website to view all photos. (www.amclassiccars.com)*** GIVE US A CALL @ 909-596-5700 WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. OUR BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM
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