When Ford debuted their 1949 line-up of cars, it signaled a new era for the company. The 1949 Ford was the first line-up since the 1941 Ford that was somewhat muted due to being conceived in the middle of World War II. Alas, the 1949 Ford line-up would last just three model years before being replaced by the 1952 Ford line-up. During its short life, the car was produced in Australia and Malaysia as well as at no less than ten United States assembly plants. Up for sale, today is a 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe Convertible that's reportedly undergone a rotisserie restoration approximately ten to fifteen years ago. What's a rotisserie restoration? Well, it's a restoration that focuses on renewing and refreshing nearly every aspect of the car. Think about it like a rotisserie chicken that gets evenly cooked on all sides, and you get the picture. Now that we've set the stage let's delve a little deeper into why this car is worthy of your consideration. We're also told that the original owner's manual and color sheet are included in the sale.
This 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe Convertible was repainted in the shade of green that you see here during its rotisserie restoration. Looking suitably period, it's got a contrasting tan convertible top for weather protection that you can lower for glorious open-air cruising. You'll definitely turn heads as you cruise along in this Fifties time capsule, with its whitewall tires and ample chrome detailing. Inside, we find a silver dash and tan-brown seats, waiting to accept up to four adults for an unforgettable experience. The car is said to sport its original radio, and you can definitely see that everything looks the way it did in 1951. The trunk has also received restoration and hosts the spare wheel resting upon its rubber carpeting.
The engine of this 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe Convertible is said to have been rebuilt during the restoration, as has the 3-speed sliding-mesh manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. This car comes with the optional 239ci Flathead V8 that was rated for around 110hp and 194lb-ft. The current owner also tells us that the brake lines and cylinders are new items fitted in 2022. Despite the lack of power steering, you'll definitely cherish every drive in this car, particularly if it's a glorious weekend jaunt.
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