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VIN
899A2162255

Description

100 HP, 239 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 899A2162255 In recent years there has been a growing interest in unrestored, well-preserved vehicles sometimes called "survivors" that has really started to catch on with collectors and by organizers of major shows. This remarkable 1948 Ford is just such an example, a true survivor. Showing just 21,556 miles from new, a c...

100 HP, 239 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 899A2162255 In recent years there has been a growing interest in unrestored, well-preserved vehicles sometimes called "survivors" that has really started to catch on with collectors and by organizers of major shows. This remarkable 1948 Ford is just such an example, a true survivor. Showing just 21,556 miles from new, a close inspection of this car will show it has never been restored, with all the factory bodywork in place. While portions of its original Dynamic Maroon paint have worn through due to over-protective polishing and waxing, there is no sign of any touch-up or bodywork ever having been performed. Most remarkable on this car is the interior, which is as near showroom fresh as possible. Its gray-stripe cloth is still tight and snug with no sags in the springs, the original material on the door panels show virtually no wear, and while there is some light soiling, it still represents how well these cars were assembled. The plastic on the dashboard shows no drying out or warping, which is common with these cars and the appointments include an original radio and clock, but the heater appears to be a period after-market add-on. Under the hood, is all original and probably the one area of the car that would benefit from a sympathetic restoration or at least a touch-up. For the restoration specialist and those who are interested in the authenticity of just how these cars were put together, this is a rare chance to purchase what we could best term as a "pattern" car, one that will set the standard others will want to meet.

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