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V-8
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
BOSP113171

Description

100 HP, 239 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. B0SP113171 Many historians credit the design of the 1949 Ford as having saved Ford Motor Company from certain death. While it had been rushed into production and there were some flaws to iron out, it was a sales success and put Ford back on the path to prosperity. The following year the advertising touted that Ford was now...

100 HP, 239 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. B0SP113171 Many historians credit the design of the 1949 Ford as having saved Ford Motor Company from certain death. While it had been rushed into production and there were some flaws to iron out, it was a sales success and put Ford back on the path to prosperity. The following year the advertising touted that Ford was now "50 ways Finer in 1950". There were a number of small changes such as revised parking lights, the use of a fuel-filler door to conceal the gas cap and one of the most important changes, the introduction of the famous Ford keystone logo. This popular sedan wearing its original color of Palisades Green, is a solid example that was produced at Ford's Twin Cities plant in Minnesota. However, from the look of the condition of this car, it never had to put up with the rough winters or salted roads. While this Ford has had a re-spray, most of the rest of this sedan is as it left the factory. Even the hand-scrawled "rotation" number placed on the firewall during assembly, is still quite visible. Accessories were a big part of any sale in 1950, and this car had typical equipment for the day, Magic-Aire heater-defroster, push-button radio, and an oil-bath air cleaner under the hood. One extra probably added at a later date is a Ford embossed exhaust deflector. Fords produced from 1949 to 1951, are today known as the Shoebox era and have become quite collectible in recent years. Recognized by fans of the early (flathead) V-8's as well as those who love cars of the 1950's, this example is sure to turn heads. Who knows, maybe a few of those will be Chevrolet owners jealous of your V-8 engine.

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