Ford Super Deluxe Convertible Coupe
Ford was the first American automaker to restart production after World War II. Shortly after VE Day, the War Production Board okayed the opening of the passenger car assembly lines, and on July 3, 1945, the first 1946 Ford made its way down.
A distinguishing feature of 1946 and early ’47 Fords is liberal use of red accents on all chrome trim. On this car, the accents are reprised with red piping on the black canvas top, as reflected in the black paint on the body. All of these are in excellent condition; the paint is possessed of deep shine and absent of any flaws. An equally poignant effect appears inside, with red accents on the dashboard plastic and the use of light wood grain on metal surfaces, which contrasts with the medium brown color of the plastic itself. The seats, moreover, repeat the theme, with red leather bolsters and brown cloth for the cushions and backrests.
100 bhp, 239.4 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission with Columbia overdrive, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114"
Part of the RM Auctions event for the Dingman Collection in June, 2012 and Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel