Classic style meets some very vivid upgrades on this 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe. So while you're admiring the vintage lines of the all-steel body, don't forget to check out the performance-built V8, custom/comfy interior, awesome suspension, and all the other unique pieces that make this a true custom street machine.
There was a big investment in a sleek Candy Apple Red, and so it instantly sets this machine apart as the sunlight loves to make the car pop. But also take a moment .....
to look at all the custom work done before the first drop was sprayed on. The front end is a full custom piece integrating a deep ""V"" design that looks like a natural extension of the hood. And the billet side grilles give this a hint of Ford's pre-war style. The entire custom look is seamless and smooth, so they added to the sleekness by expertly deleting the bumper and frenching the headlights. The rounded rear has a terrific look with well-integrated details, like the frenched taillights, notched roll pan for the dual exhaust, and the Ford V8 logo done in a subtle brighter red. The sides gives you some classic street machine upgrades, like the shaved door handles and the dual spotlights. This is mixed with modern pieces, like the color-matched sport mirrors. The vintage and modern attitude comes together on the wheel where you get a classic two-piece trim and whitewalls, but the forward leaning stance from the extra meaty rear ones (and the 3-inch fender expansion) are all part of new build that took place only about 3k miles ago.
Pop the remote door opener, and you'll see the vibrant red returns inside. Now it's joined by a tasteful two-tone gray. In fact, the grays are expertly intertwined on the custom door panels, capering, dash, trunk, and leather seats for a terrific uniform look. The front buckets have the kind of design to give you all-day comfort, and they even power adjust. There's great features like power windows, cup holders, and an AM/FM touchscreen stereo with Bluetooth. You even have provisions for features such as an integrated radar detection system, backup camera, and air condition (they will require further installation.) And while the rear seats are an afterthought in most builds, this one has a well-finished rear with nicely bolstered seating, shoulder seatbelts, and a fold-down armrest. There's even a fold-down screen to watch DVDs and play games. This is setup to be a comfortable driver with an armrest center console, a wood-rimmed steering wheel on a tilt column, and a full set of red-faced Classic Instruments gauges.
Grab your sunglasses before opening the hood, because we dare you to find another component that can be polished in this award-worthy presentation. And this 350 cubic-inch V8 crate motor has plenty of substance beyond the style. It's a roller motor that includes an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, performance intake, Comp Cams Thumpr camshaft, and headers feeding some very straight pipes of the dual exhaust (the consignor states it's a 340 horsepower machine!) This also has the right supporting components, like an HEI ignition, steel braided lines, and an aluminum radiator. This is built to be a great driver, and so you also have the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and cruise control. The clean undercarriage shows you how thoughtful and fresh this build is. Plus, you'll spot great pieces, like the Mustang II independent front end, thick tubular rear bars, adjustable rear coilovers, and four-wheel power disc brakes.
The sale comes complete with build receipts and restoration photos. This is a powerful custom that looks great and feels great, so you know it won't wait a great deal of time in our showroom. Call today!!!