Cruisin Classics is proud to present this iconic 1949 Ford Custom
Convertible that has just arrived in the showroom. From 1946 to
1948 the big three American car manufacturers were resuming
production after WWII. All were basically starting back up offering
their pre-war designs. But in 1948 Ford rolled out a brand new line
of cars for 1949, making it the first major post-war American car
line and beating it's competitors to market by 6 months or more.
This model featured some revolutionary changes that really put Ford
out front. This 49 model has an independant coil spring front
wishbone suspension and longitudinal rear leaf springs - providing
a noticeably better ride quality than it's predecessors. The old
torque tube driveshaft that Ford had always used was replaced by
the more universally used Hotchkiss open driveshaft to send power
to the rear wheels. The chassis was also new for 49, featuring an
integrated steel structure advertised by Ford as the "Lifegaurd
Body". Being a convertible model, this car also has an X-member
reinforcement to add body rigidity. The exterior of this car is the
first of the "shoe-box" era for Ford and sported the center mounted
bullet-nose grill. The car has been resprayed at some point in it's
life and the paint is driver quality. The chrome is in good
condition and an additional chrome bumper extension has been added
to the front. This Ford features a continental kit, fender skirts,
a 49-only hood emblem, dual exhaust with chrome tips, and dual
spotlights. The white electro-hydraulic folding cloth top operates
as it should and the cloth is in very good condition with no rips
or tears. Finishing off the exterior look are body color painted
wheels with Ford embossed chrome hubcaps and trim rings wrapped in
white-wall tires. Under the hood you'll find a 239ci flat-head V-8
with a 2 barrel downdraft carburetor mated to a 3-speed manual
transmission with overdrive and a column shifer. Brakes are 10"
drums and were touted by Ford as "Magic-Action" braking ability in
their brochures. Open the drivers door to find an inviting high
quality interior with newer seat covers, door panels, and carpet.
The two-tone tuck and roll vinyl apholstery is in excellent
condition and is quite comfortable. The original dash is in great
condition, as are the original door handles, window cranks, and
steering wheel. Drop the top on this classic Ford, hit the key, and
head off to your local car show, diner, or country road in old
school style! One thing is for sure in this car - you'll get looks
and thumbs up wherever you go!
3-speed manual with Overdrive
Column Shift (3-on-the-tree)
Independant Coil Spring Front Wishbone Suspension
Longitudinal Rear Leaf Springs
10" Drums - Front and Back
Good quality Chrome Trim
Front Bumper Extension
Working Power Convertible Top With Newer White Canvass
Body-Color Painted Wheels with Ford Hubcaps and Trim Rings
White Wall Tires
Chrome Exhaust Tips
Two-Tone Tuck Roll Apholstery
Original Steering Wheel, Door Handles, and Window Cranks
Original AM Radio
1949 Ford Custom
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