1947 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible
Many stunning cars appeared in the movie Karate Kid courtesy of Mr.
Miyagi's collection. Ranging from a 1942 Chevrolet pickup to a Nash
Metropolitan add in a Pontiac, Cadillac and Ford in between and you
have a masters collection. Much like Danial-san's this writer has a
soft spot for the 1947 Ford offerings and we now have one in our
extensive hallowed halls.
Wax on wax off, we bring you this 1947 Ford Super Deluxe
Convertible in a creme beige instead of the iconic pale soft yellow
seen in the movies. Here's a bit of automotive trivia for the wow,
i didn't know about that file...Ralph Macchio was given the 1947
Ford from the Karate Kid movies as a present and purportedly still
owns it today.
A bit simpler than its sister car the Mercury 8, this Super Deluxe
has just the right amount of chrome, curved steel and cream beige
paint. For the paint it is nice and deep, covering straight steel
rust free panels minding their gaps nicely. A horizontal ribbed
grille framed by single headlights and small round turn signals are
on this machine. Nicely curved fenders with simple chromed spears
and a just above the belt line spear runs from stem to stern and is
in good condition. Another smaller spear runs through the midpoint
of the fenders front and rear. Red painted steel wheels with FORD
logo moon caps are wrapped by Firestone wide white bias tires. A
newer cream colored convertible top covers the passengers during a
shower, and sports a glass small rear chrome trimmed window that
can be zippered in the open position.
A two tone tan cloth insert with maroon bolsters split bench
wrapped in leather is up front and a full bench is in the rear. The
rear bench floats on dark brown carpeting that is in good
condition, and upfront is black rubber flooring. Matching tan door
panels are also seen with some hints of the maroon mixed in. The
star of the interior is definitely the painted metal faux wood
grain dash with a shiny chromed metal insert in the center which
houses rectangular gauges on the left, and a dual round speedometer
and clock which flank this central mounted radio. A very nice
condition original steering wheel sticks out from the dash and has
a circular horn ring in the center. Just beautiful art deco styling
and use of materials and I feel like I've wandered on to a 1940's
movie set dance stage. Cue the swimmers!!
A 239ci V8 is within a nicely restored and clean engine bay. It has
a single 2-barrel carburetor, and a 3-speed manual transmission in
back. This pushes power back to a 3.78 geared rear. Noted is the
beautiful restoration job done on the engine and engine bay.
Very clean, completely restored and devoid of any rust, surface or
otherwise. The original X frame has held nicely and supports the
rust free floorpans and body hangers on the rockers. A new fuel
tank is installed, and exhaust is rust free piping. Transverse leaf
spring suspension is on all corners, as well as drum brakes.
This car started right up and provided a beautiful test drive with
no apparent problems presenting themselves. Smooth cruising, and
nice ride are just two of the many highlights I experienced during
Overall a very good to good condition car, with nice chrome, good
paint and clean interior. A few faults here and there, but
certainly nothing to worry about. Wax up the car, grab your
favorite girl and be ready to go and show right out of 1947 and
looking the part. Here we go with the cascading diving
799A-Ford Deluxe V8
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.