1948 Ford Deluxe Coupe

Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1948 Ford Deluxe
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1948 Ford Coupe Custom The owner of this car purchased her about 12 years ago; he traded a Model A hotrod truck. Well, he's ready to move on to a new classic and it's time to sell this beauty. He hasn't really done anything to the car, except get the pinstriping done, it was purchased as seen. The car is powered by a Chevy 350 of unknown vintage, it had been rebuilt when he got the car. That is mated to a TH 350 auto trans and runs out through a Chevy 10 bolt rear. Unknown what the .....
true mileage is, however, the owner feels he may have put 15,000 miles on the car in his ownership. The engine is dressed with flamed air cleaner and valve covers, Accel electronic ignition, Edelbrock 4bbl Performer manifold and matched 4 BBL carb. There are a bunch of other chrome goodies under the hood as well. Exhaust is true dual through stock manifolds into 2.5" pipes that flow out through old school Thrush style glass packs. The front suspension has been replaced with a Mustang II set up that features power discs (drums out back). The rear is standard leaf spring set up. It does sit roughly 3-4 inches lower than stock ride height. The rims are 5 spoke American Racing with BFG Radial T/As wrapped around them. There are yellow undercarriage lights to sort of match the interior color and blue lights in the interior and trunk, the lights have been frenched, blue dotted in the rear, the door and trunk handles shaved and is equipped with electronic solenoid openers and foot operated manual poppers if needed. Custom mirrors have the turn signal built in along with mini signals hidden in the front grill. She's also had a nose and deck job. The cream/yellow interior has many custom touches including flames patterned into the door cards, lots of dice, flames and Betty Boop. Power windows let the air in and power steering (through a billet, flamed wheel) keeps you from breathing heavy to turn the BFGs. There is a custom stereo that the owner hasn't even fully learned how to use all the special features of, including weather/temperature. The car is super solid, no rust, no rot. She starts and runs out strong and can be driven anywhere you want to go. The car underwent a full frame off rebuild just a couple of years before the current owner took possession and it shows. Unfortunately, due to a battle with cancer he fell behind on some clean up things and she shows a couple of stains here and there that will clean up with a deep steam cleaning. The undercarriage hasn't been properly detailed in a couple of years either, however, he used to get underneath and clean and wax the frame rails and floor pans. In his ownership, the car has not been driven in the rain. Totally ready to take out to cruise nights, shows, etc and with a little deep cleaning, ready to win at those too, just as he has done several times. Asking price on this too cool 48 Ford is just $24,500 Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for the interest.
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AutoArcheologist David Brill
Auto Archeology

Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.

That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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