1948 Ford Super Deluxe
Excerpt from the Foreword section of original owner's manual...
"The fact that you are the owner of a new Ford car is, in itself,
an indication that you have a keen appreciation of a well-designed,
carefully manufactured automobile. It has been designed to perform
faithfully for many thousands of miles, and Ford Motor Company has
the utmost confidence that this car will fulfill your
expectations." I think this wraps it up nicely!
This post war newly designed Super Deluxe which has gone through
the restoration mill and been modernized and rodded with a tasteful
touch. Now presenting an award winning head turner with a 350ci V8,
nice paint, and a Ford body on a Chevy chassis and a post war
presenting car, right here in the hallowed halls of Classic Auto
Wide horizontal ribbed front grille, rounded fenders. and no
running board design are just a few of the traits that post war
production brought in. Our example is bathed in eye popping red,
has well minded gaps, no rust and a chrome trimmed split front
windscreen. Snappy lines and curves were coming of age and this car
is the definition of this design trend of the late 40's. A very
light amount of chrome trimmings which would be the new post war
norm is seen in abundance (or lack thereof!). However, this car has
chrome appearing in various areas like the rocker trim, door
handles and exhaust tips. The line of the back of this car is
nothing short of spectacular with its long sloping trundled and
rear glass on either side for the rear passengers emulating the
line of the C pillar. It just has the 1940s look that has become
very desirable and even hints at aerodynamic thought, although it
was not a concern in 1948. All finishes are excellent and straw
colored wheels wrapped in wide whites and covered in the middle
with the dog dish moons and trim rings all chromed and we can now
say suck it up buttercup!
With a swing of the doors we can see efforts were made to add some
spice to this interior. Tan tweed burlap style broadcloth and brown
molded vinyl pull and armrest with some curved brown piping to add
interest, house the shiny handles and levers. Inside we see like
new late model chairs in split bench with armrest for the front,
and a solid bench on the rear form. More canvas broadcloth in tan
and some brown piping to separate the inserts from the bolsters is
seen in all clean form. All this floating in a sea of warm gold
carpeting. The original chromed art deco inspired dash in red
painted metal and lots of chrome trimming is fronted by a wood
rimmed rally style steering wheel with a tilting column. Nice
presentation for this dash which retains its originality but has
modern Dakota speedo and clock within the original bezels. An
AM/FM/CD player is in the center and hanging below is the sliders
for the Vintage Air. A tan tweed burlap broadcloth headliner is
above and is nice with no stains and is nice and tight. A shout out
to the trunk which has also been restored with nice all carpeting
coverings and a like new spare tire and wheel covering.
Under the long shapely hood within the fully restored engine bay in
blazing red is a like new 350ci V8 engine complete with a Edelbrock
intake and 4-barrel carb. On the back is a TH350 3-speed automatic
and a 10-bolt rear axle. All is looking good and very machine age
metal and chrome trimmings.
As stated this car sits on a Chevrolet chassis and is all solid and
rust free. Near perfect floor pans and rockers are here too. We
note some new components for the fuel delivery to the engine, and a
Flowmaster exhaust. Transverse leaf springs and independent coil
springs for the suspension are on , and power disc brakes are up
front and power drums for the back.
Just a solid car and looking great as we were off for the test
drive. This car started right up and ran smoothly, great
acceleration from the 350 cubes and good cornering. Braking is on a
dime status and all functions were working swimmingly.
A head turner, nice finish, and good job on the restoration of this
vehicle. A post war car from 1948 you will have limited chromed
trimmings, an original dash peppered with new amenities, and new
tweed seating which is nice and tight. A classy skate to pull up to
drive in night at Sonic. You are definitely not
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.