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Make: Ford
Model: Other
SubModel: Convertible
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1949
Mileage: 6652
VIN: 8BA897577
Color: Green
Engine: 239 Flathead V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: --
Item location: Concord, North Carolina, United States

1949 Ford Other Convertible Additional Info:

If you're a fan of the cars that got Detroit humming after WWII, then you already know this convertible. The 1949 Ford Custom launched the great style revolution that brought a new era of sleekness to car design. So to find a turn-key ready drop-top that represents this era so well is a true gem.
The '49 car introduced the first real post WWII style for the company, and they did it with bullet-nose boldness. It ushered in the era of big chrome with the highly stylized grille and wraparound bumpers. Whitewalls, full-length trim, and that special hood ornament - this convertible has everything you remember, and so its attraction is timeless. And the green paint has a nice pastel hue to represent the era correctly. It has a good shine to show off the curves in the sheetmetal, but it never looks so overdone that it makes you nervous to enjoy this rolling history to the fullest.
Under the tan folding roof is a nice tan and brown interior. You'll love showing this one off because the interior lets everyone know it's a complete classic as it nicely intertwines the two colors on the seats and side panels. The value price on this one leaves room for upgrades in case you want to get an era-correct AM radio or have the heater working. But the overall attraction here is all about how it already looks clean and authentic, right down to the Custom line's chrome ring steering wheel. The trunk looks great, too, with its correctly colored spare wheel on a full-size bias ply whitewall.
The period-correct presentation continues under the hood, where the 239 cubic-inch flathead V8 is showcased in glowing bronze. The engine bay is nicely detailed with the correct oil-bath air cleaner, and the Ford branded radiator hoses are so crisp, they look like they are diving into the motor. But more than just looking good, the flathead is a great engine for enjoying classic motoring. The engine fires up readily and has a smooth/quiet operation. It really reinforces a quality investment that happened under the hood (and even the undercarriage, too.) And you get to take full control over it all with the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.
Complete with build receipts, this is a legendary Ford drop-top offered for a terrific piece. So when you want a runner that has a story to tell, call today!