Vehicle description1948 Ford Coupe - 302ci V8 With FiTech Carburetor - Automatic Transmission - 19k Miles Since Built - Blue Over Black Interior - Shinola Detroit Dash Clock (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1948 Ford Coupe on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 150 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: GKM.com) All-new outside, same basic wholesome goodness inside �€" Hemmings Motor News, August 2007 Hemmings went on to detail the origins of the '48 Ford: The '46 model saw the return of brightwork, offered a new grille, saw Mercury's 239.4-cu.in., 100hp flathead pressed into service under Ford hoods, and offered a sharp new navy blue/gray interior that replaced the drab military hues of the pre-war models. A new high-zoot model, the Sportsman (a wood-bodied convertible, not unlike the Chrysler Town and Country of the late '40s), debuted; due to its largely hand-made body, it cost $1,982--nearly double that of a basic $1,132 Deluxe Tudor sedan. The curvature of the rear body section didn't match up to the factory rear fenders, so '41 Ford sedan delivery fenders (with '41 taillamps) were pressed into service. Still, a total of 3,468 were made in 1946 and '47 (the 28 sold in 1948 were reserialized '47s) and they were a fine top-of-the-line image car for Ford. These are some of the most sought-after models of the 1941-'48 lineup. Minor trim tweaks saw the body style through 1947 and '48; the straight-six gained another five horsepower, and the rear axle was a more highway-friendly 3.54 final drive, replacing the former 3.78:1 and blunting acceleration somewhat. A shortened '47 model year saw 429,674 cars built, while 1948, another shortened model year for Ford with the June introduction of its all-new '49, saw 430,198 built. Production record for 1948: 12,033 Super DeLuxe Coupes. Offered here is a stunning, beautifully restomod-ed 1948 Ford Coupe in medium-metallic-blue over black. As Motor Trend notes: The recipe for a restomod is more restoration than modified, and those non-stock modifications are there strictly to help bring the vehicle up to or near the driving standards of a showroom-fresh... car. On that definition, this '48 Ford is a standout example. Twenty-first-century comfort, safety, and performance all engineered into a perfectly restored 74-year-old classic automobile. The odometer shows 19,963 miles which is the distance the car has traveled since the restoration work was completed. The professional quality of the exterior paint work is obvious: smooth-as-glass finish, high gloss, and proper application to all appropriate parts of the car including the underside of the trunk lid, edges of the trunk opening, cabin door edges, jambs and sills, and correct under-hood surfaces. Even the Super Deluxe front emblem, the steel wheels, and Ford lettering on the chrome wheel covers were all correctly sprayed in the chosen body color. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Body panels are free of dings, dents, or other damage. Chrome body trim-including the front-grille slats-has been fully refreshed; bumpers are similarly exceptional. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks. Badging is especially impressive: the Super 8 and Ford logo in front (as well as the blue-tinted hood ornament), and the Ford lettering on the trunk chrome trim. The factory steel wheels (with chrome Ford-branded hubcaps and trim rings) are mounted with period-correct wide whitewall tires (an unmounted spare is included in the sale). The car's interior appointments and operating systems have been brought up to current-day comfort and convenience standards without loss
|Location||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
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