The "shoebox" Fords are always a very in-demand vehicle. However, this 1949 Ford Custom Deluxe coupe takes it to another level. Especially when you consider the flathead V8 was completely professionally rebuilt and was paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Oh, and how many have you seen with power front disc brakes? This Deluxe Coupe is an awesome cruiser. Fully documented with a book of receipts, we can show that over $41,000 has been spent on this car to make it a great cruiser.
The Club Coupe body is one of the most sought-after from this era. Ford first post-war design looks best with the long trunk that gives it good overall proportions. More than just look great, they were more expensive than the sedans when new, and that keeps them desirable today. The paint is a gorgeous burgundy that is offset by the clean tan vinyl and cloth interior that looks incredible. In fact the interior is where this car really starts to shine. New carpet, new gauge cluster, 5-speed on the floor and not the column, new headliner, new seat covers, new window mouldings etc.. Ultimately, inside and out this car is something you would gladly showoff. The paint appears to be about 10-15 year old, but you can tell in the photos it shows extremely well.
The clean presentation continues under the hood. The flathead V8 is showcased in the famous FoMoCo blue. Although I don't think these engines ever donned this color, the results speak for themself. Fully rebuilt in February of 2016 by Pilot Engines, the team completely dissasembled the engine to the bare block, honed the cylinder, resurfaced the heads then drilled the block to install adjustable lifters. The also installled new new rings, pistons, new intake, new carbs, and a new MSD distributor during the complete engine overhaul. All said and done the work was just short of $5,000.
Now the engine bay is nicely detailed and setup to be proudly displayed at your local car show. But more than just looking good, the flathead is a great engine for enjoying classic motoring. But on the road this car is a blast, the side pipes create a great sound, the power front disc brakes help it stop very easy and the 5th gear provides you a excellent highway gear.
Few cars can present as period-correct and then have such tasteful upgrades to help the overall experience of driving it down the road as this one. Don't miss your chance to enjoy a car the way it was meant to be! Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or email@example.com for more information
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning N/A
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge NO
Headlights YES, left dim
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights N/A
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES