Gateway Classic Cars of San Antonio/Austin is pleased to offer this
gorgeous maroon 1950 Ford Business Coupe Convertible, powered by
Ford's iconic Flathead V/8. The Flathead engine was originally
intended to be used for big passenger cars and trucks & it was
installed in them (with minor, incremental changes) until 1953,
making the Flathead engine's 21-year production run for the U.S.
consumer market longer than the 19-year run of the Ford Model T!
This engine was also on Ward's Automotive's list of the 10 top
engines of the 20th century. It was a staple of hot rodders all
across the U.S. in the 1950s, and it remains famous in the classic
car hobbies even today, despite the huge variety of other popular
V8s that followed. If your heads have the outlet in the front then
lucky you because you most likely have an "8BA" flathead, which ran
from 1948-1953, & these engines where the last series in the
continental US to be made and are widely considered some of the
most desired Flathead's when it comes to stock performance and
engineering. This example is equipped with finned Edelbrock
high-compression heads, an Edelbrock aluminum intake sporting a
Holley car set up, dual exhaust and the addition of an electric fan
to help with the summertime heat! Coupled to the 3-speed manual
transmission (with O.D.), this maroon over maroon & black vinyl
beauty is ready to drop the nicely canvased top and roll!
1950 Ford Business Coupe
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