One year after the onset of World War 2, Ford introduced the 1941 Ford model under 3 different lines, Special, DeLuxe and the Super DeLuxe, with the latter being the highest version available. Production was halted in 1942 and restarted in 1946 with a much needed visual and mechanical upgrade. One of the biggest visual changes between the 1941 model and the post 1946 models was the change of the grille from a 3-piece affair to a 2-piece grille. In the 1978 movie "Grease" a 1948 Ford DeLuxe was featured which no doubt helped the vehicle’s desirability. We present this 1948 Ford Super DeLuxe S 5 Passenger 2 Door Sedan which has undergone a complete frame-off restoration, and is available in Massachusetts as a worthy contender if you are looking for this model.
The Super DeLuxe was produced with higher quality materials compared to the other models. More leather and chrome, also a wood-grain dash was standard as befitting Ford's highest range. This 1948 Ford Super DeLuxe S 5 Passenger 2 Door Sedan comes in a period correct gray color. It rides on a set of OEM wheels with classy white wall tires and matching beauty rings. All chrome parts have been polished to a mirror finish with all relevant badges also polished and in place. Fog lights are standard on the Super DeLuxe S, as are chrome caps. The rear of the vehicle which was rebuilt hosts the boot with a spare whitewall tire within. The interior features a new leather interior from LeBaron Bonney. The dash features a fuel, oil, temperature, and a battery charge gauge alongside the speedo, which sits directly behind the classic 2-spoke Ford etched steering wheel. A clock in chrome and gold takes perfect center stage, matching the color and design of the car.
For a car which is over 70 years old, it still is in excellent shape. This Ford Super DeLuxe S 5 Passenger 2 Door Sedan is powered by a 239ci 3.9L Flathead V8. This motor was able to dish out 100hp of power and 180 lb.ft of torque. 2020 saw a host of refurbishment and restoration work done to the mechanicals, including a rebuild of the engine and three-speed sliding-mesh manual transmission, along with a new carburetor and 6V battery, and rebuild of the generator. The windshield wiper motor, tie rods and king pins were also replaced at this time.
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