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Engine
V-8
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
99A920890

Description

100 HP, 239 cid L-Head V-8 Engines, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 991-920890 Even before WWII had ended in the Pacific theater, the OK to resume the building of civilian cars was given to automakers, but in limited quantities. Rushing to get into production, Ford beat the competition in getting the victorious 1946 post-war season moving. It was a car-hungry public that was waiting with m...

100 HP, 239 cid L-Head V-8 Engines, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 991-920890 Even before WWII had ended in the Pacific theater, the OK to resume the building of civilian cars was given to automakers, but in limited quantities. Rushing to get into production, Ford beat the competition in getting the victorious 1946 post-war season moving. It was a car-hungry public that was waiting with money in hand to buy the latest and greatest, which in effect were 1942 models with revised trim. Knowing that just about anything with wheels would sell, car makers and dealers loaded up their cars for the extra profit accessories would be bringing in. The convertible coupe, available only in Super Deluxe trim and with the V-8, was priced at $1,488, and saw a total of 16,359 copies in that first season. This is one of those special first edition post-war convertibles, which has been treated to a full restoration. Finished in a deep shade called Dynamic Maroon, this car is just pretty from every angle. The interior is done in a pleasant gray motif, which is carried to the dashboard plastic, and a tight fitting tan top. This car apparently escaped the dealership without being weighed down by useless accessories, but it does have a dash-mounted radio, clock in the instrument panel and fresh-air recirculating hot water heater. Aside from its handsome good looks, the only noticeable options included a front bumper guard, bright metal trim rings for the wheels and whitewall tires. Fords remained a popular make among new car buyers some 66 years ago, and today, the smart collectors are sure to fall in love with this beauty's design and should not be missed.

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