1946 Ford Deluxe
1946 Ford Deluxe Coupe
Initially the Deluxe model for Ford was used to bridge the gap between the Ford Line and the Lincoln Line. Think of it as a mid-range offering. WW II started, and all production shifted to the war effort, halting production in 1942. It started back up in 1945 using the 1942 Frame and components with a few design upgrades. This became the 1946 Model offering and the car seen here for consignment.
This modified and upgraded Coupe presents in very nice overall condition. Runs and looks great and is nice and clean upside and underside. Color combination highlighted by good brightwork and chrome, will have you showing up in style and in a mostly original car.
Red and Black play the contrast game between each other, with red on the bodywork, and black accenting the fenders. This theme is seen throughout with the interior as well. Bumpers and badging have the red accenting which was new but typical for the Deluxe line for 1946. Wonderfully curved brightwork runs the length of the car at the waistline and adds highlighting to the fenders, wrapping them as well. An Art Deco style hood ornament with blue glass adorns the hood, and chrome is seen on the window surrounds, as well as mirrors and plenty more on the grille area. 5-spoke chromed Cragar wheels are seen all around.
Keeping in the color theme red bolsters surround black ribbed inserts, all in yards of crushed Velour on front buckets and rear bench seats. A near perfect headliner in red felt covers the passenger roof. Doors are lined with velour, black accents and lower third carpeting. The neatly styled dash is painted red, and drips with Art Deco style chrome, large round speedometer and clock, as well as various necessary gauges. Red carpet screams from the floor area, and a new automatic shifter is seen in the center of the buckets. A large box on the passenger side under dash, will warm the soul in cold weather.
A hefty 351ci Cleveland V8 producing 300hp is nestled under the hood. It is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor. Exhaling is done through headers, and a performance exhaust system. A chromed air cleaner cap, and valve covers show off the power plant which sits in a sea of red engine bay. The 3-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the rear wheels which are suspended with semi elliptic springs in the rear, and solid axle buggy springs in the front. Zooming in for a close look at the underside reveals all has been restored and upgraded. Front disc and rear drum brakes are seen, and a Ford 9” Differential puts plenty of power to the blacktop.
Only 361 miles have been clocked since the build was completed. Attention to detail, preservation of original design, and nice upgrades make this Deluxe Deeluxxe! A driver if you want, or a show car if you need the attention.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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