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
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
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, nice smooth shifting, bias
free braking and all functions working to perfection. We are ready
to go to a show and collect the prizes, or just drive down main
street and draw a crowd. And did we get the looks on this test
Just beautiful creative craftsmanship abounds on this car literally
on every surface. Some tasteful mods, those red steel wheels with
the wide whites, and the single bullet front grille, and you will
loudly announce that you have arrived and there will be no foolin'
around from now on!
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.