1947 Ford Other Ford Models
Convertible Car for sale by Harwood Motors in Macedonia, Ohio 44056
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Spectacular frame-off restoration. Columbia 2-speed rear end for high-speed cruising. Mostly original wood, beautiful color combination. Loaded with options, everything works!
Following a comprehensive restoration 146 miles ago, it presents in what is likely better-than-new condition in every way. It appears that the maple framing on the bodywork is original, still showcasing the finger joints that were mitered by hand at Iron Mountain back in 1947. The mahogany panels have been replaced and show that wonderful golden glow that seems to come from within, which is the real reason to own a woody of any type. Finished in Maize Yellow, a fantastic contrast to the wood panels and a popular color in 1947, it has an understated look that forces the wood to be the star of the show. Finish quality is exceptionally good, with excellent metalwork and no signs of previous accidents or other trauma, and obviously rust is a non-issue on this car’s bodywork. Both doors swing closed easily and the trunk latches into place with a firm push, and gaps all around are exemplary for a wood-bodied car. You’ll note that this car carries accessories such as the desirable bumper ends, dual side mirrors, fog lights, Ford script exhaust tip, and a spotlight on the driver’s A-pillar.
The Sportsman also came standard with leather upholstery finished with beautiful French seams, and the dark red hides in this convertible make a dramatic statement. Showing only very, very minor signs of wear on the driver’s lower cushion, the interior is in virtually new condition throughout. The door panels are finished to match and in typical Ford fashion, there are rubber mats up front and matching red carpets for back seat occupants. Power windows were standard equipment on the Sportsman, including the rear quarter windows, which was unique in 1947—even Cadillac used traditional crank windows in back. This car came from the factory with a Columbia 2-speed rear axle, a fantastic addition that gives the car the ability to travel easily at modern highway speeds. Other options include an under-dash heater with defroster and an AM radio, both of which are fully operational. Overhead, there’s a black canvas convertible top which uses the same hydraulic system as the windows to power itself up and down, and it tucks under a matching boot for a sleek top-down look. The large trunk is appropriately trimmed with cardboard bulkheads, a rubber mat, and a matching spare tire assembly.
Fully rebuilt and joyous to drive, the flathead V8 makes great sounds and behaves itself the way any high-end restoration should. It starts quickly and easily with just a little choke, idles smoothly with a pleasing mechanical sound from the engine bay, and pulls the convertible around with enthusiasm. It’s highly detailed and quite correct, from the Ford Blue engine enamel to the oil bath air cleaner to the proper plug wires inside the conduits atop the cylinder heads. Wiring is all new, there are reproduction Ford script hoses and clamps, and an accessory oil filter on the driver’s side. You can also see the operating hardware for the Columbia rear axle on the firewall and driver’s side cylinder head. It is turn-key, ready to drive, with no issues and excellent tuning that makes flathead Fords some of the most entertaining old cars you can own.
The transmission is the same 3-speed manual used in other Fords that year, with light clutch action and a slightly clunky column-mounted shifter. The Columbia rear end offers two ratios, one slightly taller than stock, one slightly shorter, and we have found that the engine has ample torque to make the lower range unnecessary. It will cruise at 60-65 MPH without working very hard, all the while burbling with that wonderful V8 soundtrack that makes the flathead so endearing. The undercarriage is in exemplary condition with almost no signs of use since the restoration was completed, and the quality of the work is apparent everywhere you look. 16-inch steel wheels are painted to match the bodywork and fitted with hubcaps and trim rings, plus correct 6.00-16 Firestone wide whites.
Documentation includes the original owner’s manual and booklets about the radio and maintaining the wood bodywork.
Arguably the most desirable of all flathead Fords, a Sportsman belongs in the most exceptional collections, and this is an exceptional Sportsman. Beautifully finished, fully functional, and ready to enjoy as a show car or on tour, it delivers on the promises made by its name and looks. Call today!
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Classic Car ID101250682
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