For Sale: 1948 Ford Coupe in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

The quintessential fat-fendered rod, this 1948 Ford Coupe streetrod offers big car space, gorgeous pastel colors, plenty of 350 V8 power, and great details that make it stand out in a crowded field. There aren't many hot rods that can honestly be considered daily driver capable, but this one will make you want to slide behind the wheel every chance you get, even if only to join you on your morning commute to the office.

Dressed in an appealing shade of Lime Green/Light Blue mixed paint, this awesome Ford has a familiar look that's never going to go out of style, but with a few custom touches that give it a unique look. The most custom obvious parts (other than that high-impact color, of course) are the painted graphics on its hood, flanks, and deck lid, the deleted bumpers fore and aft, and the aggressively raked stance that all work together to create a visually unique piece of streetrod excellence. Of course, with such a timeless and good-looking design right out-of-the-box, there was no reason to chop, shave, or smooth anything off this 1948 to get the point across. The paint was done a few years back, but it's held up incredibly well with very little imperfections to speak of. Frankly, other than a very small chip on the passenger's fender, and very fine cracking and scuffing where the hood closes (which means you can't see it until you open the hood), there's not really anything to complain about. And with a professional buff-and-wax, most of those imperfections would be remedied, and the finish would feel much smoother to the touch. The point being, this car is very impressive, the curb appeal is through the roof, and the overall, top driver-quality presentation is off the charts. The sheetmetal is original and laser straight, and most of the factory trim pieces were left in place, so it looks right from any angle. That means bright pieces on the beautiful wide grille, the stainless side trim, and even the window surrounds, all of which add contrast to the high-impact pastel paint. There was obviously a good amount of money spent on the brightwork and nothing looks out of place, even if you're a die-hard Ford enthusiast. The car just looks right.

The attractive vinyl-and-tweed custom interior is why you'll find this car so appealing as a driver, with a no-nonsense look that beautifully blends old with new. Sculpted high-back bucket seats are up front, split by a custom center console, while the bench seat out back has plenty of room for three. The bespoke two-tone upholstery work is neatly done and is quite tasteful overall, with a fresh look that provides a nice update inside the cabin. Sure, this style of streetrod interior peaked in popularity in the late-'90s and early-'00s, but nevertheless it still looks great and has held up extremely well through the years. High-end looking woodgrain on the dash, center console, door panels, and Grant GT steering wheel really kick things up a notch, giving the car a super-cool Art Deco look when combined with the lime green/light blue paint inside and out. A full array of white-faced Stewart Warner gauges ahead of the driver set the tone in the cockpit and keep an accurate eye on the engine's vitals, and just below the dash a custom panel was installed to house the controls and vents for the R134a A/C system. A tilt column with a Grant GT wheel make it feel more contemporary, as does the Lokar shifter inside the middle console, and this '48 further amenities in power windows, seatbelts, and a Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit that pumps tunes through upgraded speakers stashed throughout the cabin. Custom upholstery in the headliner and door panels looks awesome, especially with those embedded flames at the flanks. The back seat is reasonably sized for full-sized adults, so it was appropriately upholstered to match, and there's a good-sized trunk that was finished to match as well, complete with super-cool bespoke panels.

It isn't a horsepower monster, but this good-looking Ford is ready to cruise thanks to a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8. Powered by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake manifold, and HEI ignition system, it's a strong runner with a fat torque curve to get the big coupe up and running without working too hard. The block's been dressed-to-impress with flame-etched chrome valve covers at the flanks and a chrome air cleaner up top, while chrome accessories like the modern alternator and A/C compressor really pop out from the blacked-out engine bay. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and 10-bolt rear end mean it's friendly around town and on the highway, with plenty of pop up and down the throttle. A stainless custom dual exhaust system with chambered mufflers provides an old-school soundtrack, while power steering and power front disc brakes ensure an easy drive every time out. Rolling stock includes chrome Baby Moon wheels wrapped in 225/70/14 front and 235/70/15 rear Cooper Cobra white-letter radials that finish off the look perfectly.

Nicely restored and obviously built to drive, this cool Ford streetrod is a painless way to get a cool old car without spending a fortune. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1948 Ford Coupe
  • Listing ID: CC-1549208
  • Price: $29,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1948
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Coupe
  • Exterior Color:Lime Green
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Odometer:29858
  • Stock Number:5200-DFW
  • VIN:899A2098638
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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