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1946 Ford Deluxe Coupe
Item #: 21713
1946 Ford Deluxe Coupe
If you opened a dictionary to the definition of HOT ROD, this car could be the photo on the page. It is HOT in the coolest way, and it is a ROD that defines how these fat fendered Fords ought to be built. There might be a hundred of this model available for sale, but if you lined them all up side by side, this Ford really stands out. This car is what rodding is all about. The close you look the more you appreciate the special features and attention to detail that make this ride one that anyone would be proud to own. In fact, if you could only own one hot rod in your life, this Ford Deluxe coupe would be an excellent choice.
This righteous ride is finished in a brilliant shade of AMERICAN RED. It is eye candy, and you can bet that when you tool around in this coupe, anybody who sees it wishes it was their fanny in the driver seat. Speaking of seats, the interior of this car is finished as nice as any luxury car on the market today. The comfortable Glide seat, back seat, door panels, and headliner are butter soft genuine leather with pleats, tucks and French stitching galore. The trunk is nicely finished in matching fabric as well, and a removable panel exposes the spare tire and sound system equipment behind the rear seat. One look underneath this sparkling beauty should be enough to tell how exquisite this build is. The pristine undercarriage shines like a diamond with no evidence of any road wear. The bumpers front and rear have been tucked in close to the body – a subtle touch that adds to the smooth look of this car.
Just for a second, assume this Ford didn’t have anything special under the hood – even with the original flathead motor this traditional Ford rod would get a truckload of attention. But the beautiful thang is – this coupe is powered by the Heartbeat of America – a reliable, powerful, fresh crate 350 CID V8, tweaked by a performance cam, hooked up to an always loyal and trustworthy TH400 automatic transmission. Aft, an 8 inch Ford rear end with highway gears gets the power to the ground. The sanitary engine compartment gleams with shiny stuff and an efficient Walker Z-Line radiator maintains the water temperature at optimum operating range, even on a hot summer day when the Vintage air conditioning is blowing arctic air out to cool the passengers inside. Ceramic coated Sanderson headers feed a tuned, mandrel bent stainless steel exhaust system that emits an aggressive growl.
The Ford rides on a state of the art suspension system with TCI independent front suspension, parabolic rear springs, QA1 coilover shocks, front and rear sway bars, and staggered Big & Little radial tires wrapped around custom built powder coated rims - the cat’s meow for this car. It has a righteous stance and handles beautifully. Inside, the brilliant chrome laden dash features easy to read VDO white faced gauges. A flawless original Ford steering wheel sits atop a Flaming River tilt column providing steering leverage for the Thunderbird rack & pinion steering. Power disk brakes up front and big drums rear take care of any stops you gotta make. But, when you are driving this car you just don’t wanna stop!
Unlike some so-called “show cars” hacked together by a shade tree rod shop, this coupe is made to drive and enjoy. How many times have you looked at a high dollar car, only to have the seller say, “of course, there are some quirks - all the cars have ‘em. They’re old, so they are bound to have something wrong.” Don’t believe it! A well built rod should not have problems of any kind. Not only does this car have everything, but EVERYTHING WORKS. This is the kind of hot rod you can drive from coast to coast and you will be guaranteed to have a great time. Make an appointment to see and drive this car and witness firsthand the standard of excellence that this Ford presents.
Phone: (702) 592-6600
Location: Eugene, Oregon 97404
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