1948 Ford Coupe Street Rod

Condition Used
Body Coupe
Make Ford
Model Roadster
Mileage 71665 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1948
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Red
History Yes
VIN: 87HA9636

The engine in this coupe is a 1949 Ford 239-cu.in. flat-head V-8 that has fewer than 1,500 miles on it since it was rebuilt. The rebuild included new pistons and bearings, the cylinder heads were resurfaced, and the carburetor and water pumps were overhauled. The engine is in “excellent” condition and doesn’t smoke or use oil. The engine starts with the choke, but after that the seller says, “it idles like a kitten.” A new flywheel, starter ring, and clutch plate were installed for the three-speed manual transmission that was rebuilt less than 100 miles ago with overhauled synchro rings. The seller says the transmission “shifts smoothly” through all the gears. The 1948 Ford coupe body was removed from the frame during the restoration. The custom Bright Red paint was applied inside and out before the body was reset on new rubber mounts. No rust on the car, except for one small spot on the trunk floor under the trunk mat. The paint as “top quality, with a 9-plus on a scale of 1 to 10.” He thinks it was painted about two years ago. There are no scratches or dents, but about four very small paint chips on the front and some small chips on the front part of the rear fenders, per the seller. The door and trunk seals are new and don’t leak, according to the seller, who adds that the glass appears to be original and in a “9-plus” condition. The trunk handle was shaved and is now operated via a remote release located inside the gas filler door. The body side trim was removed, and the hood center trim strip was painted body color. The interior has been redone with new seat covers, carpet, and headliner. New seat springs and frames were used. The dashboard, steering column, window frames, and a new steering wheel were all painted gray to match the upholstery. A completely new factory-style wiring harness was installed. All the gauges, including the speedometer work, per the seller, and the radio turns on, but won’t tune to a station. The seat adjuster works.  New seat belts were installed. The doors have new striker plates and dovetails. the chassis as “spotless and in excellent condition,” with many of the components painted red. New gears, bearings, and seals were installed in the steering box, per the seller, who adds, “This vehicle drives down the road at 50-60 mph with hands off and no play in the steering.” The shocks are in good condition and the bushings have no cracks or damage. New brake shoes, wheel cylinders, and master cylinder were installed, which has yielded a “firm brake pedal,”. The brake work was done within the last 150 miles. Tire age at three years with 98-percent remaining tread. The wheels are chrome with smooth hubcaps.